The Atlas Foundation was founded by Jason Leonard and other rugby champions to bring positive change to children around the world through the power of the game

Why rugby?

“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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JOIN THE FRONT ROW CLUB

A FREE trip to the Rugby World Cup in Japan is one of the experiences available exclusively to members of the Front Row Club. The Front Row Club is a digital fan club for the Atlas Foundation. Members enjoy privileged access to prizes and experiences with our Rugby Champions

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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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Location: Park Lane Hilton,, London

Our impact

16

Countries

24

Projects

24,000

Children

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Upcoming events

  • The Atlas Challenge 2019

    Embark on a thrilling adventure with Jason Leonard and other rugby legends as they trek through jungle, rivers and mountains on the border between India and Nepal. Four days trekking on foot and in Heritage Land Rovers, overnight in a rural villages and mountain huts, playing rugby and fishing with the kids of the rural tea plantation village of Saraswatipur. Read more

  • Tour of Cambridge cycling challenge 2019 (now in partnership with SKRUM)

    Join us for this fantastic closed event. Building on the success of the last three years Jason and other former pro-rugby stars will lead out the ATLAS Peloton and welcome you back for a drink in the VIP enclosure. Read more

  • Annual Golf Day 2019

    A deliberately intimate event at a beautiful course with a sprinkling of rugby legends: players, officials and commentators. Join Jason Leonard and friends at the stunning Kingswood Golf and Country Club in Surrey for a great day of golf followed by an afternoon dinner and presentation. Sponsorship packages available upon request. Read more

Latest news

  • 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