The Ghana Rugby Football Union (Ghana Rugby) has announced the fixtures for its 2019 Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) that is scheduled to kick off on January 19 and January 20, in Cape Coast and Accra respectively.
The ten-team Club Championship is annually played in two Pools in Accra and Cape Coast.
The Accra Pool, would feature Accra Rugby Club, Conquerors, Cosmos Buffalos, Dansoman Hurricanes and Lions, whilst Cape Coast, would have Dennis Foundation, Griffons, Stallions, UCC Spartans and Western Cheetahs battling for a spot in the semi-finals that would be played in Cape Coast on 23 February 2019, hosted by the CentWest Rugby Association.
CentWest would be hosting two of the matches involving Western Cheetahs in Takoradi to give exposure to the game in the Sekondi-Takoradi area.
The finals would be hosted by the Greater Accra Rugby Association (GARA) in Accra on 2 March 2019.
Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, said the Club Championship was a very important part of the overall development framework for Rugby in Ghana.
“Unfortunately not every Rugby player can represent the country at a national level, but Rugby is played and loved by millions globally because of the passion for the sport and the enormous personal values that comes with it. The Club Championship and Club structure is where it all happens,” Mensah said.
Mensah, also announced that a new milestone has been reached whereby the Union has been given permission by the St. Thomas Aquinas SHS to play the Accra leg of the Pool A matches on the school’s pitch.
“Youth development and the integration of Rugby into the school's structure is where the future is. Playing the 2019 GRCC at the St. Thomas Aquinas SHS grounds will hopefully be a turning point where we can introduce the values of integrity, passion, teamwork, discipline and respect to as many people in Ghana as possible,” Mensah said.