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.”



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.



The Ian Williams Foundation Fund Appeal

Weʼre raising £25,000 to contribute to causes close to Ian Michael Williams' heart, keeping his legacy alive and continuing his impact on the world.


Author: Sally Pettipher

Location: St Lawrence Guest House,Gumfreston, Tenby

Target amount: £25,000.00

Amount raised: £0.00


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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

    Join us in 2019 for this fantastic closed road 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

  • Annual Dinner Success!

    We enjoyed a brilliant annual dinner at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel. With over 400 guests and heroes from the past and the present. Read more

  • 15th Inaugural, Invitational Fat Boys 10s!

    Brilliant Weekend held by the Pot Bellied Pigs in the Philippines raising over £90,000 for charitable projects in the Far East! Read more

  • Visiting Tunbridge Wells RFC

    Jason Leonard, Atlas Chairman, visited Tunbridge Wells RFC to meet their juniors on Sunday 2nd Sept Read more