When a South African rugby player runs onto the field, he does so with a team behind him.

So when he finds himself having to adapt to life with a “new normal” after a catastrophic injury, it is once again a team approach needed to lift him up.

The Players’ Fund joins this team, and does so indefinitely.



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Support from abroad

The Barbarian Rugby Charitable Trust “Many years ago, a group of players were chosen to form an elite team. They had no ground, clubhouse or subscription and membership was by invitation only. In essence, they represented a glorious concept brought to life by...

Life after the game

In South Africa, the national rugby safety programme called BokSmart, focuses on injury prevention, injury management and player performance. BokSmart is especially concerned with serious and catastrophic head, neck and spine injuries. Even though these rugby-related...

The Irish Connection Dinner

Old School Sport – a really cool little sports & lifestyle business, under the leadership of Chaiman Bob Skinstad, launched their new company at a formal affair in Johannesburg at the Maslow in June. The company oversees a number of important events and functions...

Dreams can come true

As the ultimate Springbok fan, there is not much better than being there in the flesh to watch your national team run out in the green and gold and take home a win. This lifetime experience was realised by two Players’ Fund recipients – Sikhosonke Mani and Vuyo...

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