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 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...

Kelvin Grove & The DHL Stormers shoot for the million

This year Kelvin Grove Club will be hosting the 15th Annual Fundraising Dinner with the DHL Stormers to raise funds for the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players' Fund and our fallen heroes.  A staggering total of R950,062.78 has been raised at these evenings over the...

4th Springbok Captain to join the team

The fear of serious injury is nothing unique to rugby players, this contact sport has its risks, which is why it is not surprising that many at the top of the game have shown their support for the Players' Fund over the 38 year history. One rugby career that has been...

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