We are excited to reveal we have renewed our international partnership with the Rugby League Federation Ghana for a second year.
In celebration, we are delighted to launch a brand-new Salford Red Devils x Rugby League Federation Ghana training t-shirt, in association with our official kit suppliers, VX3 apparel.
The design features the national colours of Ghana, along with a striking Kente cloth pattern celebrating the vibrant community of the nation.
Kente is a Ghanaian textile, made of handwoven cloth, strips of silk and cotton, which in the modern day, has become widespread to commemorate special occasions.
The shirt is available to purchase online HERE.
However, if you want to see the design in person, VX3 will be in attendance this Sunday when we take on Catalans Dragons and will be stocked-up with our new addition!
Late last year, as yet another sign of our progression as a partnership, we launched the Salford Red Devils Tag Rugby League Academy.
The ultimate aim is to give children in Ghanaian schools the opportunity to try Rugby League; increasing their physical activity, whilst learning the core skills of the sport, in participation with clubs established in the country.
Players identified through the Tag Rugby Academy by teachers and community coaches will be placed into the ‘Rising Stars’ programme, offering further playing and training opportunities.
We also believe it is important to highlight the incredible projects Rugby League Federation Ghana have undertaken themselves – away from the rugby league field.
The Pad a Girl project – which began earlier this year – is helping break the cycle of poverty and improve menstrual health for young girls in schools across the country.
To find out more, you can watch the video linked in the tweet below!
On the renewal of our partnership, Paul Trainor, Executive Director of Salford Red Devils, has commented: “We are delighted to renew the club’s partnership with the Rugby League Federation Ghana for a second year.
“The growth of Rugby League across Ghana is impressive, which is a huge testament to the team at RLFG, together with Ghana National Head Coach Andy Gilvary and MEA Director Remond Safi.
“The range of programmes being delivered across the country in schools and communities will provide strong foundations for the future of the sport. As a club, we are very excited to play our part in sharing the ‘Salford Red Devils Way’ with their players, coaches and officials!”
Andy Gilvary, Ghana National Team Coach, has added: “The year 2022 was another leap forward for the game in Ghana; with not only the hosting of the MEA Championships and the National side jumping up the world rankings, but the further outreach projects within schools and clubs that have embedded the sport in Accra and beyond.
“The Salford partnership will continue to play a pivotal role in the games growth in 2023, with more players, coaches, volunteers and supporters than ever before – rugby league is ready move to the next level.
“Welcoming the Ghana coaching staff to the Red Devils community in July will be both a highlight and certainty that the game will flourish in West Africa for many years to come!”
Remond Safi, MEA Regional Director, also said: “This partnership will pave way to a new era in RLFG and Africa.
“It will impact a rugby league culture in Ghana, capturing the raw talent of the next generation, opening opportunities for brand awareness, players, coaching/match officials and administrative pathways!”
Jafaru Mustapha, RLFG General Manager, noted: “As a country ready to achieve greater feats day in day out, the unveiling of our new shirt with Salford Red Devils, and the commencement of our 2023 domestic league is a major milestone worth celebrating.
“Thanks to all individuals and organisations that are making this partnership a reality. We are grateful!”