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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The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, August 26 2017
21:40 - Argentina vs South Africa
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
Saturday, September 09 2017
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday, September 16 2017
09:35 - New Zealand vs South Africa
QBE Stadium, Albany, North Harbour
Saturday, September 30 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Saturday, October 07 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, November 11 2017
00:00 - Ireland vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, November 18 2017
00:00 - France vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, November 25 2017
00:00 - Italy vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, December 02 2017
16:30 - Wales vs South Africa
Principality Stadium, Cardiff

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