“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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
Chris Neal was a wonderful man, former Harlequins player and huge supporter of the Atlas Foundation's work with children in the townships of South Africa.
See here for details of his Memorial.
Donations to his Memorial Fund will go 100% to the project that Chris visited in 2017 with Jason Leonard.
When those same children visited London, Chris was there to welcome and play with them.