THE CHRIS BURGER PETRO JACKSON PLAYERS’ FUND

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.

In order to ensure that these players are never forgotten, SA Rugby has partnered with the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund to join the team of support behind every one of these players after a life-changing injury. Through hospital visits from professional players, rugby opportunities, an annual grant and the support of their charity banquet, this relationship has allowed The Players’ Fund to play the role of ‘Rugby’s Caring Hands” for over 35 years.

Assistance is granted to players who sustain life-changing catastrophic head, neck or spinal cord injuries while participating in the game. This is offered psychologically and emotionally to the players and their families, as well as equipping them with necessary mobility equipment.

With Chairman, Morné du Plessis at the helm, this non-profit, public benefit organization has supported over 400 players since inception and currently has over 108 recipients.

In an effort to reduce the catastrophic incidences in this country a national injury prevention programme was developed in conjunction with the Players’ Fund - BokSmart (www.boksmart.com) which, through nation-wide coach and referee workshop has set an operational standard, which holds player safety at the core of the programme.

Visit the website here: http://playersfund.org.za/

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FNB Young Guns presented by Steinhoff International
Monday, February 20 2017
16:15 - UJ vs UP-Tuks
UJ Stadium, Johannesburg
FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International
16:45 - FNB CUT vs FNB Shimlas
CUT Rugby Stadium, Bloemfontein
18:30 - FNB NWU-Puk vs FNB UCT
Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds, Potch
18:30 - FNB Maties vs FNB Madibaz
Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International
18:30 - UWC vs Rhodes
UWC Sports Stadium
18:30 - TUT vs WSU
TUT Stadium, Pretoria
18:30 - UKZN vs UFH
Peter Booysen Sports Park, Pietermaritzburg
FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International
19:00 - FNB UJ vs FNB Tuks
UJ Stadium, Johannesburg
Vodacom Super Rugby
Thursday, February 23 2017
10:45 - Rebels vs Blues
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday, February 24 2017
08:35 - Highlanders vs Chiefs
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

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