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 41 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 on the Donate button on this page.
2. Create your own fundraising page and challenge your friends to contribute. You can do anything to raise funds, whether it is participating in a sport event, growing a beard or pledging your birthday etc!
3. Deposit directly into the Players' Fund bank account:
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.