Ghana

Ghana is the newest addition to the TRT family. We're looking forward to developing and growing the programme here

Country Snapshot

We’ve been busy in Ghana – here are a few facts & figures:

2

Years Strong

1

Locations

1,935

People Engaged

35

Volunteers

1

Tours

2

Projects

Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast, is in Western Africa – bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. Ghana’s diverse geography ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles, and agriculture employs more than half of its workforce. Ghana is well endowed with natural resources, with gold, cocoa and more recently oil, forming the cornerstone of the economy.

Specific Partnership Project

Ghana joined the TRT family in 2014, when NMS (a UK-based group of companies that delivers equipment, training, emergency response and other resources internationally) asked us to deliver a local community development programme around a hospital they were building. Four TRT coaches – including former England Women’s skipper Catherine Spencer – visited eight schools in Accra. Despite not being an IRB registered nation, the Tag Rugby Trust worked closely with NMS to plan and run the tour and it was a huge success.

The programme was initially designed to work in conjunction with the Ghanaian Rugby Football Union (GRFU). At that time, NMS progress on building sites was limited – everything was in set-up mode, but things have now developed. Now there are a number of hospital sites with significant construction progress and NMS would like any follow up Tag programmes to be more far-reaching – working with the surrounding communities to spread the benefits further afield.

See what we got up to…

What’s going on…

Here are the latest posts from the country's Facebook page:

5 months ago

Tag Rugby Trust Zimbabwe

Building Futures Through Rugby, That is what Tag Rugby Trust Zimbabwe is All About.

We talked about our new project before TRT Female Inspiration Through Rugby. (FITR)

Well, its begun and Flying High! We hosted our first camp last week at ZESA Training Center after our FITR Mentors selected the best girls from our tag programs between the ages of 9-12 years and in the Girls Legacy program between 13-18 years.

In the Morning we invited our friend and a leader in girl child development Judith Dembetembe Chiyangwa from the Girls Legacy to run dialogues with the girls to counsel, educate and advise on challenges they face as they become teenagers or young adults.

In the afternoon the FITR Mentors took over to begin to turn these tag rugby stars into full Rugby Players.

Why do we do this? It is simple, to use our tag rugby as a vehicle to not only create a girls rugby team but more importantly to use this vehicle as a way to Inspire, Counsel and Advise Girls as they grow up.
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8 months ago

Tag Rugby Trust Ghana

Our Old Mutual leagues have ended and have been a milestone of success as 2016 and we look forward to the 2017 OM Tag Rugby Leagues.

However, despite the year coming to an end tag rugby has no seasons and we play all year round and with our UTMOST GRATITUDE WE WELCOME SCHWEPPES ZIMBABWE THROUGH THEIR BONAQUA PRODUCTS TO OUR SPRINGBOARD TO TAG PROGRAM.

Beginning mid October 2016 Through partnering with Schweppes Zimbabwe we are able to accelerate teams all over the country to a level they can graduate to play in the Old Mutual Leagues. In short Our Leagues will be our high level competitions for teams that excel in our Springboard to tag programs powered by Schweppes Zimbabwe through the Bonaqua Products!

Mbare, Domboshawa in Harare and Nkulumane and Sgodini in Bulawayo are our pilot areas and have already begun courses and tournaments!

We thank Schweppes Zimbabwe for this lovely opportunity. Enjoy selected photos from the areas above during courses and tournaments.
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Tag Rugby Trust Zimbabwe
Rugby followers and supporters are still celebrating the life of Rick Kershaw who was at the pinnacle of most rugby events in the country. He also spent time with Tag Rugby Trust often coming down to tournaments to shake hand and give a smile to all children at the event.

T.R.T Chairman and founder Martin Hansford also came down to our Nationals and this is what he made of the significance of the Rick Kershaw Memorial Cup and the tournament itself.
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9 months ago

Tag Rugby Trust Ghana

THE OLD MUTUAL COMMUNITY LEAGUES FOR 2016 ARE COMPLETE, SO WE WILL SPEND THIS WEEK AND MORE CELEBRATING WHAT THE OLD MUTUAL TAG RUGBY TRUST LEAGUES ARE ALL ABOUT.

After a pilot TRT Community league in the first term 2016 and four more successful Old Mutual Leagues in term 2, it was only fitting that with the continued support of Old Mutual we managed to host our League Finale Championships for the winners of each league.
45 Tag Rugby Trust Community Clubs from Harare, Bulawayo, Hwange and Victoria Falls participated in the community league programme covering 26 communities from high density areas. Partnering with Old Mutual made it possible for TRT to express the “Building Futures Through Rugby” element of TRT as it was not just the tag rugby that the focus was on but, Spirit of Rugby points and Community Outreach points were equally, if not more, important.
The Champions Finale saw the top 16 teams attend the showdown hosted at Eaglesvale School to battle it out to be crowned National Champions. Tendai Mutsekwa who is the Group Senior Communications Consultant in Old mutual expressed, ‘we are thrilled by the achievements made by this program as it has all the ingredients to develop sport and social issues for all the children.’
Three competitions ran on our final at Eaglesvale, the Champions of Champions which is the overall winners in the leagues, the Spirit of Rugby Champions and the Community Project Club winners, each who acted out dramas to showcase the community work they did during the league programme.
TRT would like to congratulate the Tigers from Vic Falls for being crowned Tag Champions, the Lwendulu Black Rhinos from Hwange for being the Spirit of Rugby winners and the Saints from Chitungwiza for winning the drama presentations in the community Club category
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10 months ago

Tag Rugby Trust Ghana

MATOPO TAG RUGBY REPORT
Vanue, Matopo Primary School.
Atmosphere: high zeal, excitement in the air and frolicsome. Date: 31th of September 2016. All primary schools in Matopo took part in MATOPO TAG RUGBY TOURNAMENT. In attendance was Matopo, Sikiti, Dula, Silobi, Idobi, Lukadzi, Isotsha and Impu.

The tournament began with a melodious welcome song from all schools. The Sports director of Matopo primary school graced the occasion with his presence and welcomed the esteemed gathering and emphasized on the importance of sportsmanship and discipline in tag rugby. This year’s competitions were tough as compared to the last’s tournament as most teams have upped their game play and coaches have gained a better understanding of the game.

Lukadzi and Dula in their first tournament disappointed the defending champions Matopo by winning against them in the group stages.

J J from Silobi primary school - the defending champions of the tournament beamed: “ we played well, we prepared well for this tournament. That helped us play stiff competition with the other school teams who seem to have improved a lot. Coach J J challenged his team to maintain the winning formulae as they prepare for another tournament in November. Coach from Lukadzi Primary school which came 4th in the bowl final who also won the most promising team cupbsaid they would focus on the positives, highlighting the experience gained during the tournament as more important than the results. “We loved the experience, it was great exposure for the kids. Thembelani of Tag Rugby Trust as the guest of honour applauded all school, participants, coaches, community, referees, volunteers and not forgetting the sponsors for the effort and making the event a huge success.

In the bowl final only a single try come between them. Dobi(12) vs impu (7).

The plate final was not for the faint hearted, ended to end staff, kids eyeing the gold seems to have got faster and lighting steps. Plate final Matopo (19) vs sikithi (12), and Silobi (28) vs idobi (12)

Seems tag is a first nature to the lads. Future through TRT

#Byo TRT media teamPlate final
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