When a South African rugby player runs onto the field, he does so with a team behind him.

So when he finds himself having to adapt to life with a “new normal” after a catastrophic injury, it is once again a team approach needed to lift him up.

The Players’ Fund joins this team, and does so indefinitely.

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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...

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 was...

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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