Ghana Rugby Association trains coaches

Other Sports of Friday, 12 April 2013 Source: Daily Graphic The Ghana Rugby Association (GRA) has trained 30 coaches to support the development of rugby in Ghana.During the five-day programme held in Cape Coast, participants from selected schools and institutions were taken through the rudiments of the game.Mr Eric Situma, an accredited International Rugby Board (IRB) trainer, who took the participants through the exercises, said it was important that the government and institutions made conscious efforts to invest in the development of the sport if they wanted to reap significant benefits from the sport.He commended the Ghana Rugby Association and SG-SSB Bank for developing a structured approach to develop the sport, adding that it would help build a solid foundation for the sport in the country.Ghana rugby chief, Gifty Annan-Myers, pledged that the association would continue to seek support from partners like SG-SSB Bank for the development of the sport, adding that the association was working with selected schools to develop interest in the sport.The Head of Marketing of SG-SSB Bank, Fred Addy, said the bank had consistently shown support for the development of rugby since 2005 and would continue to support the development of the game to help it attain the same level of professionalism, team spirit and innovation the bank values.The occasion was also used to distribute rugby balls to young rugby players under the Catch Them Young ball distribution program.