Right to Dream, Tullow reach out to players in Western Region

A group picture of players and officials of Right to Dream.

A group picture of players and officials of Right to Dream.

TALENTED players in the Western Region have been offered an opportunity to become world class footballers following the launch of the first branch of Right to Dream Academy (RtD) in the region.

Sponsored by Tullow Oil Ghana Limited, the programme is aimed at developing talents through a structured educational module while offering scholarship opportunities to talented children from the region.

General Manager of Tullow, Mr. Charles Darko said the launch forms part of his outfit’s commitment to RtD and the general process of developing talents in the country.     

Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the RtD Academy, Tom Vernom, said the facility would complement the talents in the country.

On his part, Minister of Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga applauded the gesture from Tullow Oil and challenged other organisations to follow their footsteps and assist in the development of the sport.

He said his Ministry is in talks with the officials of RtD Academy to help the ministry design modules of this nature so that sports can be developed through schools.

“The RtD programme is an excellent programme that will go a long way to bring out the best in the Ghanaian child, ”Mr. Ayariga stated.

Twelve children who participated and excelled in a justifier across the Western Region between May and July received scholarships to study at the St. Peters International School in Takoradi.

The children are expected to gain a rigorous formal education, high quality football delivered by Tim Bell, a FIFA licensed coach.

By Michael D. Abayateye

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