The Rugby League Federation Ghana (RLFG) have set up the country first-ever five (5) female Rugby League Clubs (RLC). The clubs which are named and will be associated with the already existing men’s clubs include; Bulls RLC, Accra Panthers, Ghana Pirates, Nungua Tigers and Ghana Skolars.
The RLFG had initially expected to form 2 clubs by the next year (2021) but have smashed all expectations attracting over forty (40) women to join the federation’s 5 new clubs. This was revealed by RLFG Women’s Coordinator, Rachel Ankomah, in an exclusive interview with the Press Box, where she pointed to the federation’s ongoing ‘Pretty Girls Play Rugby League’ campaign as the source of the growing interest.
“I believe our campaign [Pretty Girls Play Rugby League] that was launched in July really helped us. It brought about the awareness and it gained the interest of most of the ladies. So by November, we had about 40 ladies who were interested in rugby [league].”
Rachel also revealed that talks are currently going on to set up the country’s first-ever female rugby league competition by 2021 “We have already made provisions that [female rugby league competition] but most of the ladies are new to the sport so we might not start with the contact yet, so we are planning on starting with Touch Rugby.
“So our plan is that the ladies will play curtain raisers for the matches from January  and along the line when they get used to the contact we might organise a female tournament.” She further stated
The popular rugby league administrator who was one of the main driving forces behind the setting up of the female clubs says her new target is the setting up of a female national rugby league team which she hopes to get formed soon
“My target is to get a Ghana female national team, so now that we have been able to form the clubs I think my next target is to scout for ladies for the national team because we are hoping to start probably a women’s Middle East-Africa (MEA) Women’s Championship that will include other countries.”