Rugbytots South Africa join Rugby’s Caring Hands

Rugbytots South Africa join Rugby’s Caring Hands

In September 2018 ten adventure-seeking riders will take to their mountain bikes in honour of the rugby players in South Africa who have sustained life-altering injuries on the field. This will mark a new collaboration between two well-known and loved brands of rugby:...

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A celebration of the women behind rugby

A celebration of the women behind rugby

The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund will be hosting a breakfast on Wednesday 8 August 2018 to recognise and celebrate the women behind rugby. Those who never miss a game, who pick up the pieces after a win or a loss, who are alongside every celebration and...

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Success for the Players’ Fund at match day activation

Success for the Players’ Fund at match day activation

On 12 May 2018 the Players' Fund was given the opportunity to use two Vodacom Super Rugby matches as fundraising platforms. This was the first match-day activation that the Players' Fund had taken on and it had everyone involved very excited! Players' Fund staff,...

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WIN Tickets to watch the Boks LIVE in Bloemfontein

WIN Tickets to watch the Boks LIVE in Bloemfontein

Make this opportunity yours by entering the Players’ Fund’s online raffle. CLICK the button below and pledge a R50 donation to the Players’ Fund before 12 June. Please ensure that you include your cell phone number in your registration so that we can phone the TWO...

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Match Day Fundraising for Rugby’s Caring Hands

Match Day Fundraising for Rugby’s Caring Hands

On Saturday 12 May 2018 the DHL Stormers will be hosting the Chiefs at DHL Newlands (15:05) and the Vodacom Bulls will host the Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versveld (17:15). This exciting day of rugby has been dedicated to our fundraising efforts, the target has been set...

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Norman Mbiko Roll of Honour Event – Nyanga

Norman Mbiko Roll of Honour Event – Nyanga

The Nyanga Sports Council and all the Nyanga stakeholders honoured Norman Mbiko in a historic event held at the Zolani Centre, Nyanga on Saturday 7 April 2018 for his outstanding rugby achievements and his contribution to the development of the game. Norman is really...

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Tori pays English friends a visit

Tori pays English friends a visit

Just before Easter, Tori Gardner (Marketing & Events Coordinator of the Players’ Fund) spent 3 days in the UK visiting old and new friends of the Players' Fund, before heading to France to attend a friend's wedding in Pierry. The first stop of the whirlwind tour...

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Lifa Hlongwa takes the next step #onestepatatime

Lifa Hlongwa takes the next step #onestepatatime

Following a freak accident on the rugby field on 29 June 2017, 23 year old Lifa Hlongwa sustained a serious spinal cord injury which left him with a challenging road of recovery ahead of him! As Lifa sustained his injury while playing rugby, he automatically became a...

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Kelvin Grove & The DHL Stormers shoot for the million

Kelvin Grove & The DHL Stormers shoot for the million

This year Kelvin Grove Club will be hosting the 15th Annual Fundraising Dinner with the DHL Stormers to raise funds for the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players' Fund and our fallen heroes.  A staggering total of R950,062.78 has been raised at these evenings over the...

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4th Springbok Captain to join the team

4th Springbok Captain to join the team

The fear of serious injury is nothing unique to rugby players, this contact sport has its risks, which is why it is not surprising that many at the top of the game have shown their support for the Players' Fund over the 38 year history. One rugby career that has been...

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Furlo Theron boosted by visit from Etzebeth

Furlo Theron boosted by visit from Etzebeth

Furlo Theron (30) damaged his spinal cord during a rugby match in St Helena Bay(WC) on 2 July 2016 when he was tackle during the first quarter of the match. He was playing flank for his home team - Abbotsdale Rugby Club’s 1st team. He had been playing for the team for...

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Tsogo Sun renewes commitment to Rugby’s Caring Hands

Tsogo Sun renewes commitment to Rugby’s Caring Hands

Tremendous support shown by Tsogo Sun to the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, the life-line and partners to 107 seriously injured rugby players in SA Recipients of the Players’ Fund once ran onto the rugby field, with their lives changed in an instant as a...

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Players Fund thankful for MyPlayers donation

Players Fund thankful for MyPlayers donation

By Dan Lombard The very first BrightRock Player's Choice Awards was held in the City of Gold on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 and boy did it glitter like gold. The Sandton Convention Center was the venue, Jean de Villiers and Boity Thulo were the hosts and the players,...

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Lifa Hlongwa – Thundfund Campaign #onestepatatime

Lifa Hlongwa – Thundfund Campaign #onestepatatime

Following a freak accident on the rugby field on 29 June, 23 year old Lifa Hlongwa sustained a serious spinal cord injury which left him with a challenging road of recovery in front of him! Since being told that it would be unlikely that he would walk again...

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The Players’ Fund went Walking with Brandon

The Players’ Fund went Walking with Brandon

All of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund recipients were young energetic sportsmen playing rugby. Some of them had hopes of being the next Springbok to rise from their community, some did it as a way of escaping and some just did it for the love of the...

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Mother City Madness & the Players 4 Players Dinner

Mother City Madness & the Players 4 Players Dinner

By Dan Lombard The weekend of 20-22 October turned out to be one for the books as I spent it in Cape Town with two of the most important people in my life. My right hand man, Isaac Malibe, and best friend, Fufu Bembe, were on hand to experience the beauty that the...

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Bloemfontein in the spotlight

Bloemfontein in the spotlight

Friday the 29th September finally arrived and after many weeks of planning, 124 intrepid golfers met at the Bloemfontein Golf Club to begin a day of fund raising for Rugby’s Caring Hands – The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund. Others would arrive later and...

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National Wills Week 11-15 September 2017

Do you have a will? If not - there is a way! South African National Wills week runs from 11-15 September 2017. An initiative spear-headed by the Law Society of SA which aims to highlight the importance of everyone having a legally drafted will. This ensures that those...

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Until we meet Pat Tebbutt again

Until we meet Pat Tebbutt again

Judge Patt Tebbutt passed away peacefully in his sleep on 20 May 2017! During his 93 years on earth, he became known as a sharp-shooter blessed with a charming wit that always left an impression on all who he met. His commitment to the Players’ Fund was unwavering and...

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Team spirit – extended off the field

Team spirit – extended off the field

On Sunday 20 August the Red Stars team from Redelinghuys traveled into Cape Town to visit their injured team mate – Wiehan Klaasen (26) at Groote Schuur Hospital!! Much like Wiehan, The Players’ Fund relies on a team to play the role of Rugby's Caring Hands. Part of...

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KZN show ubuntu spirit for injured rugby player

KZN show ubuntu spirit for injured rugby player

On 29 June 2017, 23 year old Lifa Hlongwa from Seaview was running down the wing while playing flank for the Northwood  Crusaders 2nd XV against Amanzimtoti. His opponent was in his sights and he had positioning himself for the tackle. Minutes later he was lying on...

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