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.

Meet our Recipients


Help us support and encourage seriously injured rugby players.
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Latest News

Project Hero 2019

The Players’ Fund Project Hero sponsored by Canon SA is a visual documentary of five inspiring South African rugby players whose lives were changed by serious injuries on the field while playing at different levels of the game. Canon SA has extended funding support...

Rugby’s red carpet rolled out for UK legend – Matt Hampson

On Friday 18 January 2019 the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund hosted long standing friend in rugby, Matt Hampson from the Matt Hampson Foundation in the UK, as well as five of his travelling companions at a lunch at Yonder Hill Wine Farm in Stellenbosch. Matt...

Thank you to SA Rugby

The Players’ Fund would like to bid SA Rugby a special note of thanks for a recent donation that followed the enormously successful global spectacle that the HSBC Cape Town Sevens has become. The R100K cheque handed over to Rugby’s Caring Hands was donated following...

New chairman and vice chairman for the Players’ Fund

At a special general meeting of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, hosted on Tuesday 4 December 2018 at Hartenberg Wine Estate, former Springboks Jean de Villiers & Hanyani Shimange were elected as chair and deputy chair of its organisation. After 38...

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