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Hanson And Mensah 1Ernest Hanson (middle) presenting a trophy to a Rugby player
The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has approved the appointment of Mr Ernest Hanson, as a Board Member of the Union.

Mr. Hanson, who comes with over 20 years of experience in the play of the game, has played rugby during his school days at Clifton College in the United Kingdom (UK) and another three years at Gloucester Rugby Academy, until the age of 21.

Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, noted that the appointment of was the first step in a vision he had since taking over as the president of the union in 2014.

According to Mr Mensah, rugby adopted a new Constitution in 2017 that for the first time 17 years allowed the Board to appoint Directors in addition to those elected by the Union’s General Meeting.

Mr Mensah said “rugby like most sporting disciplines, is a business that requires exceptional challenges regarding governance and it is essential to bring resources with a business background into the fold to assist with biggest challenge we face, namely to place the Union on a sustainable funding platform”.

Mr Hanson is currently the MD of Beaufort Properties and he is passionate about the growth of the game in Ghana and want others to experience the personal growth and development that comes from playing the sport is the Managing Director of Beaufort Properties, a Ghana-based real estate firm.

He is also a Level One World Rugby Coach and has also played senior rugby for London Nigerians RFC.

Meanwhile, Ghana Rugby has a challenging year ahead with three international tournaments planned for May, September and October.

The international circuit kicks off in May. Ghana would be hosting the Rugby Africa Bronze Cup against Lesotho, Mauritius and Rwanda, where a win in the competition would see Ghana’s promotion to the Silver Cup and a step closer to Mensah’s mission to take Ghana Rugby to the World Cup.

In September Ghana Rugby plans to organize a Ghana International Sevens tournament against seven other Rugby playing Unions in preparation of the scheduled Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Tournament in October.

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