Patience, Youth Unstoppable, Ghana

Patience talks about her passion for rugby and how she hopes to inspire more young women and girls in Ghana to pick up the oval ball.

Patience first picked up an oval ball when a Get Into Rugby programme visited her junior high school in Ghana.

She found that she was a talented playmaker and her love of the game has helped her to overcome her shyness, as she has become a vital member of her team.

When she is at home in Accra, Patience plays or trains with her team, Conquerous Ladies SC, five times a week and she is determined to become as good a player as she can be.

During term time, Patience attends a boarding school that does not currently play rugby. In order to maintain the skills she learns at home, she watches videos and also posts on social media to try and encourage more of her friends and classmates to start playing.

Patience’s rugby idol is Black Ferns winger Portia Woodman, who she admires for her determination and speed. 

The 18-year-old hopes to emulate Woodman by playing international rugby, and says that “when I'm able to get where Portia Woodman is, I might also help someone”.

Patience has been helped on her journey by Ghana Rugby Union board member Rafatu Inusah, and like her is interested in coaching as a way to share her passion for the game with the next generation. 

Her ambitions do not stop there either, as Patience has also indicated her desire to one day become the president of the Ghana Rugby Union, and introduce the game to more schools throughout the country.

More to come...

Last updated: Jan 13, 2022, 11:19:31 AM
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