Following a life-changing rugby injury, the player and their families are faced with enormous day to day challenges. Despite this, the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players' Fund ensures that no one is ever forgotten and that the ethos of rugby long surpasses the player's days on the pitch!

As each individual, their injury and their home circumstance are unique, so are their needs. It is our role to identify where we can help and do all that we can to make their journey to their "new normal" as smooth as possible.

Over our 40 year history, the impact of the Players' Fund has been felt by over 500 players and their families. We have been able to provide mobility equipment so that life outside their home is possible. We have renovated homes so that they are wheelchair accessible. We have enabled former players to further their education and secure jobs. We have supported families financially when the head of the house can no longer work. We have enabled transport to and from hospital appointments and funded rehabilitative care. We have been at the end of the phone through the good times and the bad and above all else - we have cared for those whose lives have been changed by a game we all love.

This has earned us the reputation of being Rugby's Caring Hands!

But in order to continue playing this role we need your help!


1. Make an online donation!

  • Click here to make a secure online donation from your bank account

2. Deposit directly into the Players' Fund bank account: (details below)

3, Create your own activist page and challenge your friends to contribute.

Account Name: Chris Burger Petro Jackson Rugby Players' Fund

Bank: First National Bank (FNB)

Branch: Vineyard Road

Branch Code: 204209

Account Number: 62880005618

SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ (For international donations)

Note: Please use your name and telephone number as reference.

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    Shoneé Cornelissen

    R17,775 raised

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    Dan Lombard

    R17,007 raised

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    Steed Richardson

    R11,538 raised

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    Gail Baerecke

    R6,700 raised

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    Lize Kruger

    R3,337 raised

11 Fundraiser projects


  1. Jo-Ann Joffe

    14 January

  2. Anneke Boshoff

    7 January

  3. R250
145 Donations

Fundraiser projects

11 Fundraiser projects

Double Robben Island Crossing for Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players' Fund

By Shoneé Cornelissen

I’m excited to raise money for The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players' Fund, who do great work fo...

26.5% Completed
R7,950 raised
R30,000 Target

Mind Warriors SA

By Dan Lombard

Mind Warriors SA is a fundraising initiative by two rugby quadriplegics (Dan Lombard and Gerhard ...

17.007% Completed
R17,007 raised
R100,000 Target

Robben Island Escape in Aid of The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players Fund

By Shoneé Cornelissen

I’m excited to raise money for The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players' Fund, who d...

49.125% Completed
R9,825 raised
R20,000 Target

I've completed the Rugbytots Fat-Attack 2 day ride on the beach all for The Players' Fund!

By Steed Richardson

Hi! I need your help. I’ve taking part in Rugbytots Fat Attack Beach Ride 2019 to raise money and...

52.14% Completed
R5,214 raised
R10,000 Target