Sunshine and smiles

It was sunshine and smiles all round for the Atlas Foundation 2019 Golf Day. As temperatures soared, so did the balls, and we raised over £20,000 for our work with children. Congratulations to our winners, and huge thanks to everyone who supported us. Read more

First Test win

12 of the India team come from Atlas supported projects across India. At the weekend they became the first 15s side to win an international Test match. Congratulations to everyone at Jungle Crows, Khelo Rugby and Delhi Hurricanes for this amazing achievement. Read more

Happy Khelo kids

The West Bengal Boys and Girls were welcomed back at Howrah Railway Station today with garlands, flowers and drums after winning the National U18 Rugby 7s Read more

"AN" Memorial Jerseys

Just launched: The AN collection of coach and supporter jerseys in memory of Alex Nicholson and Annabel Nicholson. All profits go to the Nicholson Memorial Fund Read more

Atlas Peloton sweeps up 100 miles

70 riders including five internationals from four nations rode in the Atlas Peloton on June 2nd, and raised over £10,000. Congratulations to everyone. We are especially pleased with our largest ever entry of women riders, one of whom was the first rider home!! Read more

TRT Hub opening

On Friday 24th May the TRT Hub was opened in Harare Zimbabwe to provide dedicated facilities for the girls whose work on empowerment through rugby Atlas has been proud to fund. Atlas has also contributed to the construction costs and is delighted to see such a valuable resource open and supporting its community. Read more

Jungle Cry film preview

Atlas is proud to partner with Hollywood Bollywood producer Prashant Shah to host the preview of his new film Jungle Cry. Atlas est fier de s'associer avec le producteur d'Hollywood Bollywood, Prashant Shah, pour présenter à Cannes en avant-première son nouveau 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. Read more

House of Lords Afternoon Tea 2019

A brilliant Afternoon Tea at the House of Lords on the 20th May 2019. The aim of the event was to support our work in India as well as being the UK premier of Jungle Cry! Read more

Richmond Rugby Club sharing their skills

Richmond Rugby club led by Steve Hill visited Les Cusworth and our Atlas funded programme at Virreyes Rugby Club in Buenos Aires on Sunday 12th May Read more

Buenos Aires work expands

Congratulations Coach Maxi on starting the Atlas All Schools programme at EP2 school in Buenos Aires this week. Read more

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. Read more

Jason Leonard becomes British and Irish Lions Chairman!

Jason Leonard, our Chairman and Founding member has become Chairman for the British and Irish Lions. A position he is extremely humbled and honoured to hold. Read more

Hong Kong Sevens Charity Fest

Ever a party weekend, this year's lead up to the Hong Kong 7s featured a host of Atlas Champions supporting other great causes, from Doddie's Foundation to a Memorial to rugby players killed in the Bali bombing. Read more

Reaching the Stars

Jason Leonard was joined by Atlas Rugby Champions Simon Shaw, Percy Montgomery and ten other explorers at the end of March 2019. Read more

Harvard University Rugby Tour 2019

Atlas was delighted to welcome Harvard University Rugby Club to Buenos Aires. While there the team helped coach young people in our projects. Read more

Legends from Rugby and Politics lead the Atlas Peloton in the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Springbok Legend Percy Montgomery lead an inaugural Atlas Peloton of 15 riders. Minister Alan Winde was a fantastic addition to the team, already a great political leader, he showed his sporting colours with a brilliant performance on the bike. Read more

Las Vegas Sevens success

Golfers and special supporters made the Atlas team trip to the USA Sevens in Las Vegas a huge success. Delighted for our hosts that USA stormed to a win at the Sevens, and hugely grateful to our donors for pledging $42,000 to our work with disadvantaged kids in Memphis. Read more

Malawi pitch greens up

The Atlas funded pitch in Lilongwe is levelled and has started to grass up. Click through for before and after pics Read more

LRA growing with Atlas

Great update on progress in Lesotho. Read more

Victory for the Atlas Masi Pumas at the Cape Town 10s

The recent Cape Town 10s played host to over 90 rugby teams as part of the 9 sporting codes on offer at their recent tournament weekend with over 24 000 people in attendance over the two day festival of sport and music. Read more

Coexistence through rugby in Israel

On 12th February two Rugby World Cup winners were welcomed by the Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev at his Residence in London. Read more

Rugby Business Network introduces Dylan Hartley and Atlas at Coutts

"I was never good enough" said Dylan Hartley. I just had to keep practising. Humility, hard work and consideration to others shone out of his talk. Read more

Front Row Club goes live

The Front Row Club, a dedicated site for members to support Atlas but also access prizes and banter with rugby legends, went live in the middle of January. You can join for £10 here: Read more

Simon Shaw amazes kids in Kenya

The kids we work with in Kenya are lucky to be alive, 50% die before they’re 5. Those that survive are delightfully cheeky but undernourished and tiny for their ages. Welcome Simon Shaw, ex second row, and 6’8”. The first questions from the kids: “what does he eat?” And “why is he so hairy?” Despite making them look like Lilliputians, Shawsey was awesome with them. Click through for photos and video from his visit. Read more