Studs in the Mud supports Ghana rugby at grassroots by:

  • Providing Kit and equipment to school kids and Women from local clubs
  • Teaching and Installing rugby values in young children
  • Giving women the opportunity to play rugby in their local communities
  • Bringing the local community together through rugby

The project was founded in April 2018, it uses rugby to empower the lives of women and children.

The Story So Far ...

 

  • Provided kit to school kids including -boots, balls, bibs etc.
  • Helped facilitate 'get into rugby' events
  • Donated to the Ghana Women's team
  • Appeared on Ghana National TV
  • Appeared in numerous Ghana news outlets
  • Built a strong connection with Ghana Rugby

 

The money raised will to go women and children from deprived areas in Ghana, it will be used for:

  • Purchasing Rugby apparel and equipment for the women and children .
  • Food and drink for participants of the rugby programme 
  • Funding of yearly tournaments for the women and children to showcase their talents and what they've learnt through the All schools programme
  • Purchasing of Sanitary products for the women's teams
  • Upskilling coaches for the all schools programme

 

The above will impact of the lives of women and children by teaching them the values of rugby through playing and learning the game. Many of the women and children are put through hard labour from a young age and rugby can be a safe space for them that will have a positive impact on their physical, mental and social wellbeing.

The food and drink provided through the project will help teach them the importance of healthy lifestyle and allow them access to a good quality hot meal which will most likely be their only one during their day.

Sanitary products for the girls and women are a basic necessity, many can't afford them and this can hinder their participation in  sports.

Up skilling and training the coaches in Ghana for the All schools programme will ensure that the women and children getting the best level of coaching to develop their rugby.

Annual Tournaments can act as a big celebration of achievements of the programme and for the women and children to enjoy the spirit of rugby. The tournament will be intended to help grow the game by getting spectators from schools clubs and the local community to watch.

Our aim is to give young women and children a better quality of life using rugby as the driving force.