Accra, Ghana. 03 May 2020./ – Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairperson of Ghana Rugby, issued letters of congratulations to the re-elected Chairperson of World Rugby, Sir Bill Beaumont, as well as to the African EXCO Members Mr Khaled Babbou (President: Rugby Africa) and Mr Mark Alexander (President: South African Rugby Union).
The President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, Mr Herbert Mensah, has issued a challenge to the “Ghana Rugby Family & Friends” to show the world how they stay safe, healthy and productive during the COVID-19 lockdown period. He initiated the Challenge after receiving a video from the President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah, in which he showed how he uses his own home as the gym.
The response to the challenge has been overwhelming and videos are pouring in from all over the world.
Herbert Mensah shows and challenges the Ghana Rugby Family & Friends to submit their videos on how they “Stay safe, healthy & productive”
ACCRA, Ghana. 10 April, 2020/ – Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, appeals to all to exercise patience during this very difficult time when many are sacrificing and suffering because of the devastating COVID-19 virus.
ACCRA, GHANA. 16 March 2020/ – The President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, Mr Herbert Mensah, has issued a suspension of certain rugby activities in response to “President Akufo-Addo Address To The Nation On Measures Taken By Gov’t To Combat The Coronavirus Pandemic”.
ACCRA, GHANA. 12 March 2020/ – Ghana Rugby has issued a “Club Fundraising Template” to its Regional Associations and their Members, the Clubs, as one of the outcomes of the “Ghana Rugby Stakeholder Congress” that was held in Accra on 22 March 2020 .
ACCRA, GHANA. 01 March 2020/ – Dansoman Hurricanes RFC was crowned as the 2019/20 Ghana Rugby Club Men’s Fifteens Champions when the beat Griffons RFC by 39 points to 19 on Saturday 29 February 2020 at the St Thomas Aquinas Park in Accra, Ghana.
ACCRA, GHANA. 24 February 2020./ – The golden thread throughout the Ghana Rugby 2020 Stakeholder Congress (GRSC) ( https://ghanarugby.org/2020-stakeholder-congress/ ) was the Union’s ability to fund its operations in light of the increased demands brought about by its rapid development.
His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo opened the gates of Jubilee House to a delegation of Ghana Rugby (https://Ghana.Rugby/) led by the newly elected President and Board Chairman, Mr Herbert Mensah.
Members of the Ghana Rugby national women’s sevens team, the Ghana Eagles, reached out to Ghana’s national football team, the Black Queens, to show solidarity with them in their quest to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Japan.
Both Ghana’s national women’s teams of the two largest team sports in the world, football and rugby, will be chasing the Olympics Dream during September and October of 2019.
The Ghana Rugby Women’s Sevens Eagles will take on eleven of Africa’s top women’s teams on 12 and 13 October 2019 in Tunisia for a chance to qualify.
The national women’s football team, the Black Queens, will be facing Kenya on 30 September 2019 and again on 4 October 2019 in Leg 1 and 2 of the CAF Olympics Qualifying Tournament.
Both the national teams of Ghana are preparing to fly the flag of Ghana high with apparently no or very little support from the government of Ghana.
The Ghana Rugby Ladies decided to muster whatever little support they could lay their hands on and to present it to the Black Queens with a message of solidarity and good luck wishes.
The GOC, represented by its President Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah and Board Member Mr Herbert Mensah, and the Ghana Rugby Ladies presented a variety of products and an undisclosed amount of money to the Black Queens on Monday 16 September 2019 in the presence of the President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah, and GOC Board Member Mr Herbert Mensah who is also the President of Ghana Rugby.
In her message to the Black Queens Rafatu Inusah, Ghana Rugby Board Member and Women’s Representative, said, “When I heard about the challenges the Black Queens are facing, we decided to show our concern and solidarity by donating part of our stipend allowance and products from our sponsors, Sunda International and Gino, to them. Ghana Rugby does not entertain gender inequalities and we are saddened by the current situation in Ghana sports.”
Mensah said that he was highly touched by the gesture of the Ghana Rugby Ladies but reminded those present that they, the Ghana Women’s Eagles, were also preparing for an Olympics Qualifier.
“Since Ghana Rugby started with serious structuring of the sport in 2014 it has not received any support from the government even though it has been flying Ghana’s flag high on the international stage,” Mensah said.
The products presented by the Ghana Rugby Women’s Eagles were kindly sponsored by Sunda International and Conserveria Africana Ltd through its Gino brands, two corporate bodies that have been supporting Ghana Rugby for quite some time.
“In light of the plight of our national ladies teams the support from both Sunda and Gino is once again highly appreciated and valued,” Mensah said.
About Ghana Rugby
Ghana Rugby is the official full member of both World Rugby (2017) and Rugby Africa in Ghana-West Africa and is responsible for the management and development of the Game Rugby Union in the country. The Union is governed by a Constitution and administers five KPAs (Key Performance Areas) namely: (1) Youth Development & Growth through the World Rugby “Get Into Rugby” Programme, (2) Women in Ghana Rugby, (3) Training & Education, (4) Domestic Competitions and (5) International Performance.