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Ghana Rugby League Federation secures sponsorship

The additional growth of rugby league in Ghana has been boosted courtesy of sponsorship of the Ghana Rugby League Federation by a UK-based businesswoman. Sara Gawa-McNiel, resident in London, is of Ghanaian heritage and a eager supporter of the game. 

Her funding, which covers 2021 and 2022, can be used to fund the expansion of particular home exercise in Ghana, together with introducing youth and girls’s competitors, enhancing the lads’s home competitions and creating extra match officers and coaches, with a view to Ghana assembly the Full Member standards of the IRL and ERL by the tip of 2022. 

“As a part of the Ghanaian group within the UK and a passionate fan of the game, I’m more than happy to see it already develop to such a degree in Ghana in such a short while,” Gawa-McNiel mentioned. “Seeing the progress in each the lads’s and girls’s recreation is kind of inspiring and I hope our contribution can assist that blossom additional.”

The developments can be overseen by European Rugby League’s Center East & Africa regional director, Remond Safi, who may also administer the monies to make sure that the targets of the funds are achieved. 

“I’m very grateful to Sara Gawa-McNiel for her beneficiant assist of the Ghana Rugby League Federation,” he commented. “This sponsorship can be put to superb use to construct long run sustainability for rugby league in Ghana and to assist the federation. I’m trying ahead to working carefully with the GRLF to ship these outcomes.”

Safi hopes that by highlighting this funding he can appeal to comparable funding into different established African nations comparable to Nigeria, Morocco, Cameroon, DR Congo, Burundi, along with newer MEA Members beginning on the highway to recognition.

“A comparatively small funding could make a big distinction to the federations rising the sport domestically within the Center East & Africa area,” he continued. “I’d be very eager to debate alternatives with anybody who has an curiosity in investing within the area and attaining specified targets, supervised by Confederation workers.”

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