Dr Dean Allen in conversation with Schalk Burger

Dr Dean Allen in conversation with Schalk Burger

Schalk Burger, former Springbok rugby player, Rugby World Cup winner and IRB World Player of the Year, has been known as a man who would never give up and a dominant force in any team he was a part of. Dr Dean Allen will look back over history with Schalk at times...

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Dr Dean Allen in conversation with Jean de Villiers

Dr Dean Allen in conversation with Jean de Villiers

Dr Dean Allen – author, lecturer and historian will be joining Jean de Villiers on a look back at his illustrious career interrupted by multiple injury set-backs in a fundraising effort for Rugby’s Caring Hands. In a world where change and dealing with adversity is a...

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#Kit2Care Online Auctions

#Kit2Care Online Auctions

In response to the global pandemic we have launched #Kit2Care - Online auctions. Which gives current and former rugby players a way to help us raise money for our seriously injured rugby players around South Africa, who need us now more than ever. All funds raised...

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COVID -19 RESPONSE

COVID -19 RESPONSE

Amidst the global chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many recipients of the Players’ Fund who sadly fall into the high-risk category of the population and are under enormous pressure to find ways to put food on their tables for themselves and their families. As Rugby’s Caring Hands, we are committed to helping in all the ways we can…

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Madiba Day 2019

Madiba Day 2019

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

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Women’s Day Breakfasts 2019 – Cape Town & JHB

Women’s Day Breakfasts 2019 – Cape Town & JHB

Following the very successful 2018 Women's Day Breakfast, we are back for more. Except this time we are hosting two Bright & Beautiful breakfasts to honour the fairer side of rugby. The first breakfast will be taking place in Cape Town at the picturesque and...

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Mark Charlesworth walks the BIG WALK

Mark Charlesworth walks the BIG WALK

It took Mark Charlesworth 365 days to prepare for the 5km distance. He trained for 17 705 minutes, adding up to 295 hours and 5 minutes. During all these training sessions he covered an astounding total distance of more than 257kms. All in preparation for a 5km walk...

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#BOKFRIDAY #FORGOOD

#BOKFRIDAY #FORGOOD

It is a Rugby World Cup year and on the 20th of September 2019, the tournament kicks off at Tokyo Stadium in Japan. As the world turns their eyes to this global spectacle, the Players’ Fund is asking South African rugby supporters to honour and show their support for...

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New recipient surprised by Springbok captain Siya

New recipient surprised by Springbok captain Siya

Together with Gail and Tori from the Players' Fund, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi visited 32 year old Sicelo Ngubo at Groote Schuur Hospital on Tuesday 18 June 2019. On 20 April this year Sicelo was taking part in a local Easter Rugby Tournament, playing prop for...

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Project Hero 2019

Project Hero 2019

The Players’ Fund Project Hero sponsored by Canon SA is a visual documentary of five inspiring South African rugby players whose lives were changed by serious injuries on the field while playing at different levels of the game. Canon SA has extended funding support...

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Thank you to SA Rugby

Thank you to SA Rugby

The Players’ Fund would like to bid SA Rugby a special note of thanks for a recent donation that followed the enormously successful global spectacle that the HSBC Cape Town Sevens has become. The R100K cheque handed over to Rugby’s Caring Hands was donated following...

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New chairman and vice chairman for the  Players’ Fund

New chairman and vice chairman for the Players’ Fund

At a special general meeting of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, hosted on Tuesday 4 December 2018 at Hartenberg Wine Estate, former Springboks Jean de Villiers & Hanyani Shimange were elected as chair and deputy chair of its organisation. After 38...

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Honoured to have witnessed rugby’s ultimate clash

Honoured to have witnessed rugby’s ultimate clash

By Dan Lombard The Springboks against the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld on 6 October 2018 was marketed as #TheUltimateTest since the news broke that Pretoria would host New Zealand and it certainly delivered as close to 50 000 passionate supporters were treated to a...

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2018 HSBC Cape Town Sevens – Disabled Seating

2018 HSBC Cape Town Sevens – Disabled Seating

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BOOKING PROCESS IS NOT YET ACTIVE! If you are a wheelchair user and Cape Town 7’s rugby enthusiast,  1 October was the day for securing your tickets from Computicket. Unfortunately this has not happened exactly as promised and will take just a...

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Golden Oldies to scrum down for Rugby’s Caring Hands

Golden Oldies to scrum down for Rugby’s Caring Hands

Rugby veterans will dust off their boots when the Fidelity Security National Golden Oldies Festival takes place at Douglas Mitchell Sports Grounds in Uvongo from 20-22 September. It’s been 15 years since the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast last played host to this festival,...

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