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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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...

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...

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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