5 Years Of Making A Difference

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, children from the poorest towns and slums are given food and an education while being introduced to the game of rugby. As a result of discovering a newfound passion for rugby and upholding its core values, the children become more informed about their communities, secure jobs, and overcome their underprivileged ways of life while becoming leaders for the next generation of youth.

2020 is our fifth year of operation. This year, we launched Atlas USA, and we are excited to see the great impact that our work has for children throughout the country. It is our mission to improve the lives of those facing great adversity and poverty by teaching the values of rugby, and we will pursue this endeavor for years to come. We hope to add to our growing number of projects and continue supporting our current ones in an effort to serve as many children and families as possible. 

To learn more about our specific projects, please visit the following link: 

Our Work

To review the external data on the benefit of rugby as a sport, please visit the following link:

Why Rugby 

Impact Assessment

We are delighted by the human impact and particularly the behavioural and educational uplift provided to our beneficiaries. Since our start 5 years ago, we have raised £1,917,085 and have committed £901,841 to charitable work. From 2018-2019, 94.4% of the 53,456 people helped were children.

To review the full report of our most recent impact assessment, please see below:

Impact Report 2019

To review our first impact assessment, please see below:

Impact Report 2017-2018

Nico's Story

Nico came to Buenos Aires with his mother and two brothers when their father died. They found themselves in a shanty town sharing a squalid room with no sanitation, living in a neighbourhood ruled by gangs, and paying a costly rent that made buying food difficult. 

After being welcomed into our rugby project in Buenos Aires, Nico and his family were given immense support to establish a new lifestyle. They received a hot meal once a week and were checked out by an Atlas-funded doctor who became concerned about their health due to their living conditions. The project leaders helped Nico's mother to find her own small home on the edge of the shanty town with running water and drainage. Now, Nico and his brothers are flourishing and attend the local school while their mother works and regularly volunteers at the club.

Kenya's Children

In partnership with Loughborough University, we are delighted that a team of Kenyan filmmakers were able to work with the children we support in the Northern Conservancies and help to film, edit, and tell their stories. To view these videos, please visit the following link:

Kenya's Children