Rugby Champions South Africa

ATLAS works in some places with high indices of corruption. To ensure that our money reaches the right destination and children benefit, we work through a global network of Rugby Champions, making sure that our projects are solid, and that our money is spent properly. Read more

About Atlas South Africa

Atlas South Africa was founded in 2018 after a successful Atlas Trek to Botswana and Zimbabwe attended by South African Rugby Champions. Since then two successful rides in the Cape Town Cycling Tour have supported Atlas's work in the townships and poorest rural communities, bringing new hope to children through the power of rugby. Read more


Ten supporters of The Foundation are undertaking the epic challenge of cycling from Lands End to John O Groats. This is nearly a thousand miles and they will take just nine days to complete the Journey. The elevation involved, makes this the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest twice and their bodies will endure the same as running nine consecutive marathons Read more

The Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation Memorial Shirts and Hats

Please see below the great selection of gifts below that The Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation are giving away to generous supporters (each gift comes at a minimum donation). Read more

MRRF jersey donation resources

Memorial donations - for which we will send a memorial jersey as thank you Read more

Support USA

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Events USA

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News USA

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The Philip Williams Project resources

In memory of Philip “Tonka” Williams to support research into rugby related brain injuries and mental health issues. Read more

Singapore's Around the World in 7 Days Fundraiser resources

The Atlas Foundation has joined forces with the RAF Policy Rugby team (aka The Flying Pigs) in a challenge to virtually circumnavigate the Globe. While the government is providing medical support and food for migrant workers in Singapore, they are isolated from their families and the outside world.  To provide some support to these people, we will be using donations to Atlas Asia in the #ATW7 challenge to provide some extra support to those workers. Read more


Help the Atlas Foundation support kids in the Kibera slum in Nairobi through teaching assisstance and rugby coaching. Experience the warmth of African kindness, and work alongside our full-time teacher to deliver education, food and sport to the kids in the Kibera slum. With volunteering opportunities from 2 weeks to 3 months, this is a great opportunity for anyone to get involved in helping some of the poorest children on earth to thrive. Read more

Alicia Phillips

Alicia is currently a Business Management student at the University of Manchester and having been brought up in a sporting household, Alicia is a passionate sports woman. Atlas are proud to have the late Mark Phillip's children, James and Alicia on board as Honorary Development Officers while they manage the Mark Phillips Memorial Fund. Read more

James Phillips

Mark, James’ father was a main supporter of the Atlas Foundation from its foundation until his passing on January 1st, 2020 after his 8 year battle with cancer. Through the creation of the Mark Phillips Memorial Fund, James along with his family, are determined that Mark’s legacy and support of the work Atlas does across the world continues through the game of rugby. They look to support Atlas projects in both Kenya and Argentina as the family have connections to these areas. Read more

Basic Medical Supplies resources

When Coronavirus hits the slums and shanty towns in which our kids live the impact will be devastating. Many have no access to clean water for washing or drinking, no money to buy basic medicines like paracetamol that could reduce a temperature and save a life. Social isolation is impossible. Many have lost parents to AIDS and live with a grandparent. Read more

Argentina Salta resources

Rugby en Los Barrios Read more

Cambodia Kampuchea Balopp resources

Ben Nicholson approved from Nicholson Memorial Fund - will work in partnership with Soulcial Trust Read more