Life After the Curveball is Thrown

As seen on The BrightRock Change Exchange By Annie Brookstone His life changed forever when he was caught in a scrum that went wrong. But for Gerhard van der Wath, a beneficiary of the Chris Burger/Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, the real lesson is that you never know...

Life after the game

In South Africa, the national rugby safety programme called BokSmart, focuses on injury prevention, injury management and player performance. BokSmart is especially concerned with serious and catastrophic head, neck and spine injuries. Even though these rugby-related...

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...

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...