On Saturday 12 May 2018 the DHL Stormers will be hosting the Chiefs at DHL Newlands (15:05) and the Vodacom Bulls will host the Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versveld (17:15). This exciting day of rugby has been dedicated to our fundraising efforts, the target has been set at R50 000.

Serious injuries happen at all levels of the game and can happen in the blink of an eye, in spite of all precautions being taken to prevent them. We partner rugby players who have sustained life changing injuries, most of which are disabling and extremely challenging for not only for them, but also their families. Help from the Players’ Fund starts from field-side, to their hospital beds, throughout the often lengthy rehabilitation process, once back home and then indefinitely.
With 107 former players around the country, now members of the Players’ Fund, it is not difficult to imagine the level of funding needed to keep the brave young men mobile, healthy and motivated. It is our role to ensure no rugby player is ever forgotten and has, since 1980 strived to live up to the reputation of being Rugby’s Caring Hands.

On Saturday 12 May 2018 the Vodacom Super Rugby matches at DHL Newlands and Loftus Versveld will be dedicated to our fundraising activities which will be taking place throughout the day as well as in the week leading up to the matches.
At both venues a local rugby team dressed in Players’ Fund branded t-shirts will be collecting change from spectators, while also promoting the use of an SMS line which will enable the public to SMS “Rugby” followed by their name to 49701 at a cost of R30/sms (network & admin fees apply) which will go towards the cause.

Morné du Plessis, Chairman of the Players’ Fund and former Springbok captain – “I am grateful for all those who have been instrumental in the dedication of these two matches to the fundraising efforts of the Players’ Fund. It is my belief that if we are supporting rugby, we need to support those whose lives are changed through the game too.”

Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, said: “The Players’ Fund do magnificent work in assisting rugby players who have suffered life-changing injuries and we are not only very grateful to them, but also very happy to be partnering with them in this great initiative, along with our Vodacom Super Rugby franchises.”

This commitment from SA Rugby and the teams taking part in the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament is monumental for the Players’ Fund and demonstrates the brotherhood and team spirit that rugby is so well known for.

If you would like any further information on the Players’ Fund or to pledge further support, please call (021) 659 5615 or email events@playersfund.org.za. Alternatively set up a monthly donation via the PayFast portal.

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