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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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...

Tsebo Solutions Group hands over ZAR250 000 to Players’ Fund

Tsebo Solutions Group, an African contract service provider, recently handed over a generous donation of ZAR250 000 to the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund through the Tsebo Solutions Group Foundation. The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund...

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...

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