Rugby League Federation Ghana (RLFG) on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at the Mensah Sarbah field of the University of Ghana, hosted the first-ever 13s Women’s Championship and an international friendly between the University of Oxford and the RLFG President’s Select side.
History was made in rugby league with ladies officially playing the certified standard of the game – 13s.
The two teams that played were Giwa McNeil XIII and Safi XIII. After an exciting and trialling encounter, Giwa McNeil XIII came out victorious, winning 8-0.
This is the First-Ever 13’s Women Rugby League Championship in Ghana as far as rugby is concerned.
The second match and international friendly of the day was between Rugby League Federation Ghana’s President XIII and Oxford University Rugby League.
After 80 minutes of exciting action, Oxford University Rugby League won 24-08.
Present at the event included, Mr Keith McMahon (British Deputy High Commissioner of Ghana), Mr Jeffery Owusu (Director of Sports Promotion, National Sports Authority), Mr Slyvester Wellington (Former President, Ghana Rugby League), Nana Farouk Prempeh (President, RLFG), Alhaji Ibrahim Issaka, and Mr Wisdom Geotrah (Board members RLFG).
This is the first of it kind in the country to be organized.