TACKLING THE BIGGER ISSUES 

The Atlas Foundation was founded by Jason Leonard and other rugby champions to tackle the biggest issues facing children and adults around the world through the power of rugby, and the support of the rugby family

What we Do - Tackling the Bigger Issues

“After seeing the outstanding charity work done by rugby players and the rugby family here and overseas, we knew that we wanted to find a way to add our weight to their efforts, to improve the lives of disadvantaged children across the world.”

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The difference we make

From Argentina to Zimbabwe children from the poorest shanty towns and slums are given food, education and training, alongside the joy of playing rugby. Through this the kids we work with are learning and growing. They learn more, they stay away from drugs and crime, they become young leaders. In time they find jobs and become fine adults giving back to the next generation of children.

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Rugby Family Pulls Together

Tragically Atlas's Singapore event manager, Anita Nicholson, was killed along with her rugby-mad children Alex and Annabel in the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday. Atlas is working with Anita's husband Ben to establish a memorial fund and a permanent fitting tribute to these wonderful and much missed members of our rugby family.

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Author: Sally Pettipher

New Front Row Club!

Front Row Club has just been overhauled! Check out our new website! Front Row Club is a digital fan club for the Atlas Foundation, raising money for the work Atlas does to tackle the bigger issues. Members enjoy privileged access to prizes and experiences with our Rugby Champions

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Author: Sally Pettipher

World Cup Warriors Dinner

Join Jason Leonard, Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward, Lawrence Dallaglio, Mike Tindall and Will Greenwood for an evening of conversation about Rugby World Cups past and present.

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Author: Sally Pettipher

Location: Park Lane Hilton,, London

The Atlas Challenge 2020

Join Jason Leonard, Simon Shaw and Nick Knowles on a mad cap adventure to deliver a Double Decker Bus converted to a mobile classroom and clubhouse for the kids in the Kibera Slum in Kenya.

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Author: Sally Pettipher

Location: kibera slum,, nairobi

France

Atlas France a été créé pour aider les enfants de toute la francophonie grâce au rugby. Atlas et des Champions Français et Internationaux de rugby en France sont en train de mettre en place un solide programme d'éducation et d'assistance sociale pour certains des enfants les plus pauvres de la planète.

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Author: Atlas Foundation

Location: inseec,, Lyon

Our impact

16

Countries

28

Projects

26,000

Children

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Upcoming events

  • Jungle Cry VIP Screening

    Join film stars and rugby champions alike as we take to the red carpet for an exclusive preview of the film Jungle Cry, the inspiring true story of a group of slum kids in India who find themselves competing in the youth rugby world cup in England. Read more

  • Brands Hatch LSEG Cyclothon

    We are riding for 12 hours in support of Ben Nicholson who tragically lost his wife Anita and his two children Alex and Annabel in the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday 2019. Anita was the Atlas Foundation project manager in Singapore. In their memory, we will ride to help reach the next milestone of £200,000. The money raised will be used to fund Atlas Foundation charity projects which will help improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka and India. Read more

  • World Cup Warriors Dinner

    Join Jason Leonard, Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward, Lawrence Dallaglio, Mike Tindall and Will Greenwood for an evening of conversation about Rugby World Cups past and present. Read more

Latest news

  • Perins High School Rugby Tour 2019

    Two weeks ago the Perins High School u15s and u16s rugby teams stopped off to play Masiphumele High School, who were bolstered by the drafting in of some Ocean View High School boys. The team spirit must have been excellent, given the amazing effort they put in together the previous week cleaning up the pitch at Ocean View HS. Read more

  • Jungle Cry VIP Preview

    Atlas is proud to partner with Hollywood Bollywood producer Prashant Shah to host the preview of his new film Jungle Cry. Jungle Cry is based on the true story for a group of slum kids in India who find themselves competing in the youth rugby world cup in England. Trustees and Rugby Champions alike are lining up to attend a VIP screening at Warner Bros in London next month, all to celebrate the amazing project in India that this film portrays! Read more

  • Ocean View High School Mandela Day Clean Up 2019

    A great Mandela Day project underway last week at Ocean View High School clearing the back pitch to allow for training sessions! A big effort from everyone involved means the pitch is now playable! Big thanks to Masiphumele High School for helping out and Old School Group who provided snacks to the work party and distributed excess 10s kit to both High Schools for their sports teams. Read more