By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Volta Regional Handball Association (VRHA) after its stakeholders meeting on Wednesday, October 10, has set a date to begin the second edition of the regional league at the Ho Sports Stadium.
The League will be preceded by a gala to be held on Saturday, October 20 at the Ho Sports Stadium at 7am.
The school cum community-based league which saw the unplanned wrap up of the first edition in July 2018 has seen other schools and community clubs joining to battle for supremacy, promotion and laurels.
Sonrise Christian SHS, Akatsi College of Education, Dabala Youngsters and Unique Stars are new Clubs that have showed interest in the league that will have a different approach to ensure its effectiveness, with the production of good materials for national assets.
Being the second regional organized league in Ghana, the VRHA demands interested teams to show commitment with a non-refundable registration fee of GH₵150.00. A team is given the period between October 8 and December 30 to register and also allowed to register a maximum of 25 players, if not all at a go with passport size photographs for the period October 8 to February 27, 2019.
The league is pegged at Saturday, 27th October at the Ho Sports Stadium with more than 3 matches expected to be played each week and with matches on Sunday afternoon being considered.
In an interview with Voltaonlinegh.com, Chairman of the Association, Togbe Palmas Howusu, said, with the technical and review meetings done, they were sure of a good season this time.
“A whole lot of factors didn’t ensure the smooth ending of the league in the maiden edition. As human institutions, we only work on improving on previous works and so as we have sat to realise our lapses and found better ways out, the second season will be better. At least, we have also seen more clubs joining and it is a sign of good things to come. We shall keep improving and the fever will be all over the region.”
Stars of Asha male and TERESCO female won the maiden edition of the league and were presented with trophies on July 21, 2018 at the Ho Sports Stadium.
Interested clubs within the region are to call on the Association to register to partake in the gala and league.