Charles & Adama in Ghana – In an effort to improve the standard of Rugby in Ghana, Rugby Africa and the management of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), has organised a training clinic for its members in Accra.
The training and education sessions started on Tuesday 23rd of August, 2016. The aim was to equip Get Into Rugby development officers with essential skills that will guarantee improved Rugby standards, safety and higher enthusiasm for kids during training sessions.
About 15 members from the various Regional Associations, the Greater Accra Rugby Association (GARA) CentWest, and Clubs under the GRFU participated in the training session. On the first day they were taught how to communicate with the kids and the kinds of training they should involve the children in.
The clinic was facilitated by Rugby Africa and was represented by Charles Yapo, Regional Development Officer – West of Africa Rugby and Adama Bakhoum, Regional Training Manager.
According to Charles Yapo, he is much impressed with the improvement and hard work of the officials of Ghana Rugby. Adding that it is the mandate of Rugby Afrique to help countries like Ghana to develop the game.
He therefore commended the president of the GRFU, Mr Herbert Mensah, for his tremendous efforts to make Rugby a popular game in the country and consequently edged him to continue with the great work.
On the other hand, Adama Bakhoum, explained that participants will be well equipped with good communication skills and precaution measures to ensure safety and smooth running of the GIR programme by the end of the session.
Speaking to the press, Mr Steve Noi, Tournament Commissioner of the GRFU, outlined that there was the necessity to organise such a programme for trainers in order to help develop the game from the grassroots.
He said involving kids from the age of five is very crucial in the development of rugby as they are the future of the game.
According to him, the training will also help to improve efficiency and reduce cost since the trainers will be well equipped on how to manage affairs competently.
Credit to : David N Cudjoe, Ghana Rugby