About

The Sports Legends Trust was founded by a select group of sports enthusiasts in 2003 to provide assistance and improve the quality of life of past international and provincial sports persons, and/or their families, in times of need.

In order to fullfil our mission funds need to be raised through a diversity of ways. In the past we have held banquets, informal gatherings of sports minded people, golf days, quiz evenings and wine tasting functions in order to raise funds. Some of these have been sponsored directly or in the form of prizes or auction items along with entry fees from participants.

Networking is the watchword of the Trust and through this we have doctors assisting us at no or minimal cost and medical companies providing us with prostheses and other requirements at discounted prices. We are in need of more involvement, support and sponsorships from a range of corporates, companies big and small, in order to assist more of our sportsmen and women who can’t afford operations or treatment or live in circumstances unbecoming of the status they held in sport.

Our Managing Trustee is Bossie Clarke, a former Western Province rugby and cricket player, and other trustees are Springbok rugby player, Kevin de Klerk, Frikkie Naude, Hannes Pretorius, Ivan Ortlepp, Eric Scoble and Carel Steenkamp of C2M Chartered Accountants Incorporated.

Our Ambassadors are Springbok rugby player, Frik du Preez, Springbok cricketer, Barry Richards, England and Western Province cricketer and SuperSport commentator, Robin Jackman, Springbok hockey player, Mike Madsen, Wimbledon tennis finalist, Kevin Curren, professional golfer and commentator, Denis Hutchinson, and sports broadcaster, Trevor Quirk.

So far we have been able to assist 51 sporting heroes suffering from cancer, living in dire circumstances, homeless or needing hip or knee replacements or other operations or medical treatment. We do not pay cash to anybody but manage the costs and pay the bills of our beneficiaries. Some of these beneficiaries have requested anonymity, which we have respected.

The Sports Legends Trust pays no salaries and relies on volunteers and the commitment of the Trustees and Ambassadors. The Trust’s books are audited by C2M Chartered Accountants Incorporated and the legal Trustee is attorney, Hannes Pretorius of Helderberg Law. All applications for assistance must be in writing and are considered on merit by the Trustees.

We invite you to become part of our caring team in whatever way by contacting in any form either Bossie Clarke or his assistant, Gwen Johnson, through the above contact details, or by personal engagement with any of our Trustees or Ambassadors.

“an unique organization that maintains the wellbeing of South Africa’s greatest sporting heroes”

CONTACT US

MANAGING TRUSTEE  - BOSSIE CLARKE

 082 441 7748

 bclarke@mweb.co.za

ADMINISTRATION OFFICER - GWEN JOHNSON

  021 674 4420 | 082 801 6223

 stogwen@mweb.co.za

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