Fafali Organisation, a non-profit and sport-oriented organization, has partnered the Ghana Rugby League Federation to offer rugby training sessions for children in the Anumle Electoral Area (Kissehman, Christian Village, Anumle, and Achimota College) in Accra.
It is the mission of Fafali to sharpen the brains of African children through the provision of education, training, the needed guidance, resources and the opportunities intended to influence passionate interest in the sport on the continent and the rest of the world.
The partnership was announced during the just ended Fafali charity walk and run for education held last week March 5 2022.
The Ghana Rugby league Federation was represented by six of its reps, namely, Nadia Lillian Enyan, Riddick Alibah, Hilaria Wuaku, Monique Ewomvor, Jacqueline Ansah, and Elizabeth Adongo. They offered to assist in providing basic training to these under-served children in the Anumle Electoral Area as part of their strategies to promote the game of rugby in Ghana.
The Fafali Organisation considers rugby as one of the opportunities to expose the children to something new, hence the institution of the exercise that saw about 45 young girls from the community benefit from the training programme and women empowerment initiative.
The CEO of Fafali Organisation, Senyo Sosu, noted that the game of rugby has barely stood its ground as a major sport in our country, saying as an organization, it is looking to open avenues in all kinds of sports for children in the community
“We decided to partner with the Rugby League Federation to carry this dream on, and discussed the need to have such a reputable Federation on board. It has always been my dream to help alleviate people from poverty in the communities that we serve, and one way I think we can make that dream possible is through sports.
“We have the golf and football project, but we decided to bring on board a sport that’s not popular in Ghana, but is a big sport around the world, to get our kids involved so they are not only limited to our usual sports being football,” Mr Sosu explained.
He added: “I hope other sports that are barely given the needed attention like hockey and basketball can come on board for us to start grooming these other children who can’t play the game of football and rugby, and by so doing, we can develop each other.”
Ghana Rugby League
The National Governing Body of the Ghana Rugby League was inaugurated on April 6 ,2014 in Accra, and became an Observer of the RLEF on August 7, 2014. Ghana Rugby League became Rugby League Federation Ghana on December 17, 2015. In March 2016, the First University of Ghana Rugby League Inter-Hall Games took place among Legon Hall, Limann Hall, Akuafo Hall, Mensah Sabah, and the International Students Hostel.
In 2019, the RLFG partnered the University of Ghana to organise a six-team inter-hall 13’s tournament. This was followed by the formation of a four-strong club competition, namely Skolars, Bulls, Panthers and Pirates. The four proceeded to play a standard 13’s championship with the best players representing the national team, and finishing third at the Middle East Africa (MEA) championship held in Nigeria.