Ghana Rugby Plans

Activities of the GRFU is guided by:

Strategic Plan

Rugby globally and in Ghana is currently experiencing unprecedented growth, popularity and interest. When the Herbert Mensah led administration took over the reigns of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) in June 2014 there was very little to build on after eleven years of misguided and visionless management.

The challenges facing the new administration were enormous and included a lot of zeros. Zero cash and zero funding infrastructure, zero national league structure, zero women’s rugby and zero youth development programmes. Initial efforts focused on the development of a ten team national league, resurrection of women’s rugby and most importantly the establishment of a national sustainable youth development programme.

This Strategic Plan builds on the foundation prescribed by the 2010 to 2020 World Rugby Strategic Plan. As should be the case the, GRFU Strategic Plan spells out our vision and values, our goals and our strategies for achieving them and provides a roadmap leading up 2010 and beyond to grow the Ghana Rugby family beyond the traditional strongholds for the Sport.

It also focuses our activities and will help us make important investment decisions based on strategic considerations, while ensuring that the Regional Associations can start to flourish and are able to provide the showcase that, in the long term, will benefit everyone in Rugby. One thing is very clear and the GRFU is under no illusion about that. If the GRFU and the Rugby Family in Ghana can not resolve the challenge of funding, Rugby in Ghana will never realise its potential.

To view the plan, click here.

Development Plan

The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) at this stage of its development and given resource constraints uses the following two programmes as basis for its long-term Player Development Plan & Framework.

  • World Rugby “Get Into Rugby Programme”
  • Irish Rugby Football Union Long Term Player Development Model

The two frameworks are being implemented in practice and where necessary adjustments will be made.

Get Into Rugby

The Get Into Rugby programme is part of the World Rugby strategy to grow the Game globally in partnership with our member Regions and Unions. The programme is a central part of the World Rugby initiative to grow Rugby as we rejoin the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and move towards the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

The aim of the programme is to encourage players of all ages to Try, Play and Stay in Rugby. Get Into Rugby will promote the values of the Game and ensure children are encouraged to try Rugby in a safe and progressive environment.

From Eaglets to Eagles – Ghana Rugby Player Development Framework

The Ghana Rugby Player Development Framework (GRPDF)is based on the IRFU Long Term Player Development model and is intended to provide a common reference point for all participants in Ghana Rugby with the aim of ensuring a more enjoyable and productive experience for all (players, coaches, parents, spectators, referees & officials).

To view the plan, click here.