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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Charles sets his sights on the green and gold

Fund recipient Charles Oppelt was injured in a rugby match in 2002 at the age of 17 while in grade 10.  From the West Coast town of Mamre in the Western Cape, the reality of being permanently paralysed and wheelchair bound was understandably very difficult for Charles...

Sikhosonke’s Dream will come true

Each of our 108 recipients have their own story, with their own unique challenges and goals. As part of our pledge to support the seriously injured rugby players in SA, we cover the essentials as far as we can and when hopes and dreams are revealed, we try to work...

Friends of the Fund Giving Back

Max Baise was one of South Africa’s greatest referees and this is his story: This recently published story of a South African refereeing legend takes readers from Žagare in northern Lithuania to Hoopstad north of Bloemfontein in the Free State, from the Outspan...

Rugby’s Golf Club

A new golf club has been set up for like-minded, business orientated rugby fans. For R3600 a year you can become a member of an exclusive golf club, which doesn’t restrict you to one course. You’ll be signed up for six golf days at six different courses throughout the...

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