SANGORA Golf Day – Wanderers 6 Nov 2020

SANGORA Golf Day – Wanderers 6 Nov 2020

2020 has been a year like no other! One which has tested the 40-year foundations of the Players' Fund. These difficult times have allowed us to see how truly incredible and loyal our greater support squad is, with so many of our regular donors, still making a plan to...

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1980 -2020

1980 -2020

Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players' Fund For four decades, Rugby’s Caring Hands have helped turned tragedy into triumph, writes Quintin van Jaarsveld. Laying helpless in a hospital bed, hours removed from breaking his neck during a Currie Cup match against Free State...

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SORROW TO SUCCESS: Recipients rise above adversity (Part 6/8)

SORROW TO SUCCESS: Recipients rise above adversity (Part 6/8)

By Quintin van Jaarsveld The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund is an organisation that doesn’t want new ‘members,’ for ‘members’ all suffered the misfortune of sustaining catastrophic head, neck or spinal injuries on the rugby field. In one tragic moment, the...

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GAIL FORCE: The Players’ Fund’s MVP (Part 5/8)

GAIL FORCE: The Players’ Fund’s MVP (Part 5/8)

By Quintin van Jaarsveld General Manager Gail Baerecke has been the key driving force of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund for the past 15 years. When Lynn Allen, a great servant of the Fund in her own right, ended her watch in 2005, Baerecke emerged as a...

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BIG TREES OF THE BOARDROOM (Part 4/8)

BIG TREES OF THE BOARDROOM (Part 4/8)

(ARTICLE PICTURE: Mike Meintjes & Pat Tebbutt, Chester Willams, Tubby Teubes and Francois Majoos) By Quintin van Jaarsveld A decorated and diverse group of boardroom personalities form part of the legacy of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund. Former...

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IMPACT PLAYERS (Part 3/8)

IMPACT PLAYERS (Part 3/8)

From Springboks to Players’ Fund Trustees By Quintin van Jaarsveld Stars who have donned the Green and Gold are part of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund’s DNA. Springboks have been at the very core of the charity since its inception, with then-South...

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WOMEN IN RUGBY – Webinar series during women’s month

WOMEN IN RUGBY – Webinar series during women’s month

A celebration of women in rugby, the ladies who take to the field and those who work behind the scenes making it all possible. This four-week series of Women in Rugby Webinars made just for you by BrightRock will be hosted in aid of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson...

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BOK KINSHIP & TACKLING INJURIES (Part 2/8)

BOK KINSHIP & TACKLING INJURIES (Part 2/8)

The Players’ Fund’s Green and Gold connection By Quintin van Jaarsveld Green and Gold blood runs through Rugby’s Caring Hands’ veins. A kinship exists between SA Rugby and the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, who supports players who sustained catastrophic...

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Be a champion

Be a champion

Here are some ideas of how to be a champion to a cause you are passionate about Since lock-down, we have received a few very kind and generous donations from the public and corporate companies alike. What struck us was how these donors have really given thought as to...

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TRAGEDY AND BROTHERHOOD (Part 1/8)

TRAGEDY AND BROTHERHOOD (Part 1/8)

The birth of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund by Quintin van Jaarsveld In the lead-up to the 40th anniversary of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund on September 9, key figures will be sharing personal accounts and provide insight into the...

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In Conversation with Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira

In Conversation with Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira

On Thursday 2 July at 19h30 we welcome the much loved gentle giant – Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira into our Zoom Room. We will look back over a career which began in Zimbabwe and came to a fitting conclusion after the 2019 Rugby World Cup victory. He is the third most...

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In Conversation with Victor Matfield

You are invited to join us on Thursday 25 June at 19h30 as we get to know the indomitable lock and tower of a player – Victor Matfield who currently stands as the most capped Springbok player with 127 caps to his name. In a career spanning 15 years, Victor holds...

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Dr Dean Allen in conversation with John Smit

Dr Dean Allen in conversation with John Smit

John Smit, former Springbok rugby player, Rugby World Cup winner and IRB Hall of Fame Member, remains one of South Africa’s most capped players. Referred to by Jean de Villiers, as the Springbok’s ‘greatest-ever captain,’ Dr Dean Allen will look back with John at his...

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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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