Ghana Rugby League side Skolars Rugby League Club (RLC) has signed a partnership deal with Greek Rugby League side Athens Raiders.
The Accra-based side made the announcement last week Thursday 3rd September 2020 on their official twitter handle and according to club captain, Riddick Abilah, the deal will see the two clubs share information “Basically the partnership is geared towards getting all the teams known, that is one, so it is to promote ourselves and as I said both clubs are founded on the spirit of family. We believe strongly that our rugby league teams are more of a family, not just teams.”
“With further discussions from the coaches as a young club, we need a lot of knowledge about the game so this partnership is just to help us share ideas, share basic operations, coaching information and also help with digital marketing,”
“The other most important thing is with sponsorship and promotion as well because once brands get to know that we are connected one way or the other it is possible to open up their arms and support both clubs.” He concluded
Skolars have been making waves globally thanks in no small part to the club’s team manager, Rachel Ankomah, who not only helped Skolars to a 2nd place finish at the 2019 Ghana Rugby League Championship but has been a key supporter to the development of rugby league across the country.
Rachel is a member of the Rugby League Federation Ghana (RLFG) match review panel and is the federation’s Women’s Rugby League Coordinator, where she is looking to tackle the stereotyping of sports ladies especially those involved in rugby league, launching the Pretty Girls Play Rugby League campaign back in July.
The Skolars team manager also made an appearance on a special episode of popular Rugby League podcast Chasing Kangaroos titled “Chasing Jillaroos” alongside St George Illawarra Dragons fullback Botille Vette-Welsh, Brasilian 2021 World Cup squad hopeful Margrith Weiss, plus French and Brisbane Easts Tigers outside back Lauréane Biville.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com