Friends of Ghana Rugby, an organization based in the United Kingdom has donated equipment to the Ghana Rugby, to aid in the development of the sport in Ghana.

The equipment includes; rugby balls, cones and training bibs.

Mr. Collin Osborne, Ghana Rugby Coaching Advisor, who initiated the donation, said “the kits which you received was donated by a friend of mine, Julian Ayton of J A Consultancy (UK) LTD. Julian was the kit man (Kit Logistics Technician) at Harlequins FC when I was coaching there.

“He has always had a genuine passion for the development of the game from the grassroots, not just the Elite end.

“Julian had supported a number of initiatives in the past including the Future Hope Charity based in Calcutta, which uses rugby as a platform to improve the life chances of street children in that city.

“So when I told Julian about what I was doing in Ghana he was genuinely interested to assist and so he donated a load of kit for the programmes run by Ghana Rugby,” he added.

Mr Herbert Mensah, President of Ghana Rugby, said that the Union was extremely grateful for the kind donation and that the Union can do with many more of such initiatives.

“Given our development plans and objectives we can never receive too many balls, bibs and cones and the donation by Julian Ayton via Collin would go a far way towards supporting our World Rugby ‘Get Into Rugby’ (GIR) Programme,” Mensah said.

Ghana Rugby also received 80 rugby balls at the recent 13th Rugby Africa Summit in Marrakech that was donated by Gilbert, an official sponsor of both World Rugby and Rugby Africa.

The balls were presented to Rafatu Inusah, Ghana Rugby Board Member (Women’s Representative and GIR Zonal Coordinator, by former Ghana Rugby President, Ms Gifty Anna-Myers who attended the Summit as former Rugby Africa EXCO Member.



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