Injured: 24 January 2015, aged 20, while playing for South West Districts. He currently lives George with his wife Chanel whom he married in 2017.

“I am Heinrich Terblanche, better known as Ollie. I’ve played provincial rugby in South Africa and New Zealand.  My injury happened on the 24 January 2015 when a scrum collapsed and I broke my neck at level C5 and C6. My journey has been one hard road, but with the love and support of my family and friends and my faith I’m pulling it through.

I am pleased to say that I’m walking with crutches and working very hard to walk without it. I am also currently studying sport fitness science as I’m planning to get back into sport to help others achieve their dreams. I’m very thankful towards the Players’ Fund for everything they have done for me as it’s helping me in achieving my dreams. God bless – Ollie”

Ollie and Chanel’s story based on faith determination captured the hearts of many and saw their wedding exclusively covered by Huis Genoot in January 2017.

Huis Genoot

Ollie and Chanel’s memorable day, as told by Huisgenoot – January 2017

In 2019, Ollie and Chanel launched a coffee brand called Rise Coffee Co – Coffee with Purpose. For every bag sold of either the ‘Brave’ or ‘Hero’ a R2 donation is made to the Players’ Fund.

Visit Rise Coffee Co’s website to order your bag today.