Let’s Chase The Olympics Dream Together!

Dear Friends and Family of Ghana Rugby

Let’s Chase The Olympics Dream Together!

As a major stakeholder in Ghana Rugby’s quest to qualify for and to fly the Ghana flag high at the 2020 Olympics in Japan once qualified, we kindly inform you of a campaign that we have embarked on for support.

Below you will find a letter that was sent to some corporate institutions for your information.

Although we may have some positive responses to the campaign, we will need to reach out to new potential supporters and sponsors.

We, therefore, again ask you to consider how you can support Ghana Rugby and the Ghana Eagles in chasing the Olympics Dream. Below are some possible things you can do or consider.


Can you make a contribution?
Contributions by  EFT can be made to our bank account – detail are: ACCOUNT NAME: Ghana Rugby AssociationGHS ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0072010102722US$ ACCOUNT NUMBER: 600008293200BIC ADDRESS: 090107 Branch 90107 SGGH- OSUSWIFT: SSEBGHACBANK NAME: Societe Generale GhanaBANK STREET ADDRESS: Ring Road Central, Accra. P.O.BOX 13119 Accra Ghana.BANK CITY: Accra, Ghana
Credit/Debit Card contributionsKindly let us know by reply email what amount you want to contribute and we will send an invoice to you.
Do you know companies who may be interested in sponsoring the Ghana Eagles?
Kindly let us have the details by completing the detail of the company in our contacts database:Ghana Rugby Contacts Database

Is there any other way in which you can help and support us?
Kindly let us know by email
Just be with us in spirit and wish us good luck and Godspeed…

We can’t give you a promise that we will get into the Olympics with this year’s Qualifiers, but I do want to give you my personal assurance that we are going to them to win!

And I promise you that we will not leave any stone unturned in chasing the Olympics Dream!

Yours truly,

Herbert Mensah: President: Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU)

3 June  2019

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Let’s Chase The Olympics Dream Together!

The Olympic dream has been chased for 1,320 years since 776 BC. This year, 2019, the time has come for Ghana Rugby to chase that dream with its participation in both the men’s and women’s sevens rugby Olympics qualifiers of Rugby Africa.

This dream will stay a dream without the support of institutions such as YOU.

This communique is, therefore, an appeal for your support to give the Ghana National Men’s and Women’s Sevens Rugby Teams, the Ghana Eagles, a sporting chance at not only chasing the Olympics Dream but to make it a reality.

Who and what is 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.

You may not be aware of it, but the global rugby community comprises 9.1 million players and 338 million fans affiliated via 124 national member unions in six regions. This makes rugby the second biggest team sport in the world.

This year is also Rugby World Cup year in Japan where the 2020 Olympics will be held and it will focus the world’s attention on rugby over the periods when Ghana Rugby will be chasing the Olympic dream.

The 2019 Ghana Rugby Olympics Dream

In October and November 2019, Ghana Rugby has been thrown a challenge and opportunity to take part in the qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens, 12 to 13 October 2019, Tunisia

Between 12 and 13 October, 2019 twelve (12) of Africa’s top Rugby Unions will gather in Tunisia to chase the same dream – qualify for the 2020 Japan Olympics.

Ghana, Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe will all give it there all to get to the Olympics.

With your support, Ghana will give more than that.

The Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens, 8 to 9 November 2019, Johannesburg-South Africa

Ghana rugby will be one of fourteen (14) teams that will go down to the Southern part of the continent to battle fiercely for a chance to join the best in the world in Japan in 2010.


Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe will all be there.
Ghana will also be there and with your support, Ghana CAN make it to Japan 2020!

How can you help Ghana Rugby to chase the Olympics Dream as our friend and partner?

The most important thing for the Ghana Eagles to do in order to have a sporting chance is to get proper match exposure.

Conservatively camping cost for a month prior to the tournaments in South Africa will be US$ 150,000.

Your contribution towards covering this cost will give us a better than a good chance to reach that dream of Olympic Qualification.

What’s in it for YOU?

As a major corporate institution in Ghana, the contribution towards helping the Ghana Eagles to chase and achieve its Olympics Dream will have significant benefits to YOU.

  • Local and Global Media Exposure. Press releases by Ghana Rugby is issued via APO (African Press Organisation) globally and their calculation is that the value of the media pickup of one release can easily be estimated at US$ 3 million. As part of the preparation and participation Ghana Rugby plan to release at lease six releases that will prominently feature your company.
  • TV Exposure. The matches will be televised live by Rugby Africa and as a major sponsor, you will enjoy prominent branding on the Ghana team’s jerseys and other tournament kits that will be seen by millions globally.
  • Brand Goodwill. Being part of the team that will leave no stone unturned to fly Ghana’s flag high in Tunisia and South Africa your brand and/or product(s) will receive enormous goodwill from the public and governing bodies in Ghana due to national pride that is at play.
  • Employee Goodwill. The fact that you are supporting a national team to chase the Olympic Dream will also make your employees proud to be part of YOU and will help to improve corporate loyalty and a positive image in the labour market.

We, therefore, invite YOU to join Ghan Rugby in chasing the Olympic Dream building character in Ghana through its youth development programmes. After all, Rugby as the second biggest team sport in the world has been building character globally since 1823.

If you need some more information about Ghana Rugby, kindly see the overview and links below.

Yours truly,

Herbert MensahPresident: Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU)

ABOUT GHANA RUGBY

Dear Friend of Ghana Rugby

GHANA RUGBY – BUILDING CHARACTER BASED ON VALUES

This communique serves as an introduction of Ghana Rugby to you with the view of establishing a mutually beneficial relationship and/or partnership.

Ghana Rugby ends its press releases as follows:

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.

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| Twitter: @ghana_rugby

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| Email: info@ghanarugby.org / info@ghana.rugby  | Media Enquiries: +27 83 885 1660 |

We are a young yet dynamic (our opinion) a full member of World Rugby and Rugby Africa that managed to achieve the following in fewer than four years:

  • Established first ever 10-team Club Championship since 2004
  • Became Full Members of World Rugby on 10 May 2017
  • Hosted and won two Rugby Africa Men’s 15s Tournaments in 2017 (Rugby Challenge) and in 2018 (Rugby Africa Bronze Cup with promotion to the 2019 Silver Cup).
  • Entered the Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens for the first time in 2017 (Kampala-Uganda) and managed to play off for the Bronze Cup in 2018 (Monastir-Tunisia).
  • Established Audited Financial Statements, probably one of very few Unions in Africa that can boast of that
  • Implemented a comprehensive Rugby Management Online System (scrumIT) where all player registrations for both junior and senior teams as well as tournaments are managed online by Clubs
  • Qualified to play in the 2019 Rugby Africa Sevens Tournaments that serve as Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers

Our youth development programme is underpinned by the World Rugby “Get Into Rugby” Programme, and is built on the values of Rugby:

Integrity, Passion, Solidarity, Discipline and Respect

Our biggest needs are in the areas of (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.

AND, OF COURSE, MONEY TO RUN ALL OUR AMBITIOUS PLANS TO BUILD CHARACTER IN GHANA

The bootstrap budget of Ghana Rugby is in the order of GHS 2.5 million (US$ 480,000). That budget excludes the cost of creating essential facilities and acquiring the necessary kit and equipment and technical expertise to develop Rugby in Ghana to its full potential.

To give you an indication, the “Get Into Rugby” (Youth Development) minimum budget is about US$ 75,000. For 2019 we have managed to raise only about US$ 17,300 from two sources, World Rugby and Societe Generale Ghana. This represents only 23% of the funding required for the grassroots development programme, a programme that is indeed the future of Rugby in Ghana.

The total amount raised thus far for 2019 is about 6% of the bootstrap budget.

We are excited to have connected with you and look forward to exploring opportunities on how we can work together to build character in Ghana based on the values of Integrity, Passion, Solidarity, Discipline and Respect.

Contact:
Herbert Mensah, President: +233 24 432 9888 president@ghanarugby.org
Rian Malan, Director:+27 83 885 1660 rianmalan@ghanrrugby.org  

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