The Coopers Company and Coburn School Youth Development Fund resources

The Coopers Company and Coburn School believe in the power of sport to create hard working, honest, resilient young people, who recognise and demonstrate the importance of integrity, communication and teamwork in their sporting, academic, and personal lives.Read more

SKRUM Fund resources

Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS infection in the world. SKRUM uses the game of rugby to engage and educate children, combating HIV/AIDS, and building stronger communities through rugby's core values. This Atlas SKRUM Fund raises money exclusively for SKRUM.Read more

Child Fund - Pass it Back - Race to RWC resources

Child Fund and World Rugby have come together to create Pass it Back, a programme to help children from developing communities in Asia to learn essential life skills through the power of rugby. This Atlas Foundation private fund is raising money for Pass it Back, and 100% of donations will be sent directly to this important project.Read more

Atlas France Fund resources

Atlas France recueille des fonds pour soutenir le travail avec des enfants défavorisés, chez lui et à l'étranger, grâce au rugby. Atlas France is raising money to support work with disadvantaged children at home and abroad through the power of rugby.Read more

Joel Stransky Fund for Israel All Schools resources

Atlas has created this Fund in Joel Stransky's name to support his ambition to deliver All Schools across Israel. Helping with peace and reconciliation in mixed communities through the power of rugby.Read more

Jason Leonard OBE - England 114 Caps

England Rugby’s most-capped player, with 114 caps for England, a further 5 for the British & Irish Lions, and in 2003 a Rugby World Cup win in Australia. He was awarded the OBE in 2004 for services to sport, and in 2015 was the RFU President. He founded the Atlas Foundation in 2015 and remains its Chairman.Read more

John Smit - South Africa 111 Caps

South Africa's Captain who played both hooker and prop, he beat the British & Irish Lions in 2009 and won the Rugby World Cup in 2007.Read more

Joe Marler - 58 Caps England

Joe has had an incredibly successful with 58 caps for England and 2 for the British and Irish Lions.Read more

Improved Brain Function

We know that exercise boosts memory and thinking skills. But now, researchers have shown for the first time that physical activity can increase the size of children’s brains and improve academic performance.Read more

Maro Itoje - Currently playing for England

Already legendary second row, playing for England and the Lions. Also a politics graduate and interested in Atlas’s international development work. Maro is our Global Champion for the Atlas All Schools programme.Read more

Patricio Albacete - Argentina 57 Caps

Patricio Albacete es un ex–jugador argentino de rugby que se desempeñaba como segunda línea. Patricio Albacete retired from rugby in 2018. He was a second row for Argentina with 57 caps. He was in the Rugby World Cup squad of 2003, 2007 and 2011 helping "Los Pumas" to their historic Bronze RWC position in 2017.Read more

Marcelo Loffreda - Argentina 44 Caps

Marcelo Loffreda is an Argentine former rugby player and coach. Loffreda won 44 caps with one as captain, playing at centre for the Argentine rugby union side . He then became the most celebrated coach of the modern era, taking the Argentinian team to a third place at the 2007 Rugby World CupRead more

Maggie Alphonsi - England 70 Caps

Flanker who represented England on 70 occasions, and won the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014. First woman to win the Rugby Writer’s Pat Marshall award, winner of the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the year in 2010, she is now a respected TV presenter and in 2016 was elected to the RFU Council.Read more

Allan Bateman - Wales 35 Caps

Allan Bateman is a Welsh former rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. He is a dual-code rugby international centre who represented the British Lions at rugby union, and Great Britain at rugby league.Read more

Dan Leo - Samoa 39 Caps

Dan Leo is a Samoan International. He is currently CEO of Pacific Rugby Players Welfare who's website is here: more

Simon Shaw - 71 Caps

Simon joined the Atlas team in 2018 with a particular focus on Atlas France. He has 71 Caps for England and 2 for the British and Irish Lions. He was the first player to reach 200 appearances in the premiership and the first lock to ever kick a successful drop goal! He is joining the Trek in 2019 and raising money for the kids in India. Click through to see his story.Read more

Gavin Hastings OBE - Scotland 61 Caps

Andrew Gavin Hastings, OBE is a Scottish former rugby union player. A fullback, he is widely regarded to be one of the best ever Scottish rugby players and was one of the outstanding players of his generation, winning 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of which as captain.Read more

The Atlas Challenge 2018 - Botswana & Zimbabwe

Jason and a team of fundraisers have travelled into the depths of Southern Africa for The Atlas Foundation.Read more

Atlas Ireland

Championed by Rugby Legend, Shane Byrne and managed by rugby writer, Sabena Moylan, Atlas Ireland creates its own events, and supports projects around the world.Read more

Academic Uplift

The original research that underpinned the All Schools' Programme in England concluded that "The data we collected shows a positive correlation between playing rugby and GCSE results. Therefore, the more young people play rugby, the better they do at school. For this reason, the provision of rugby in schools should be improved, as it will have benefits far beyond those traditionally assumed to be a consequence of sport, such as health and fitness.Read more

Sustainable Development Goals

The attached overview of the contribution of Sport to Sustainable Development Goals.The global reach, unmatched popularity and value-based foundation of sport, as well as its particular association with youth, make it a versatile means of implementing many of the SDGs. Rugby has particular benefits due to its tough nature, and the strong values. Rugby provides a useful vehicle to train a number of important social and life skills and to address important risk factors for crime and violence ...Read more

Where we work

Atlas currently has 20 projects in 15 countries, working with 21,000 children on a regular basis.Read more

Solidarity & Strong Societies

Not all sports programmes deliver benefits. The intensity of engagement matters. More intense, structured and supported programmes such as Atlas's Schools and Grassroots projects offer more benefit than unstructured or unsupervised programmes. Rugby includes the ability to control emotions and show empathy for others. This leads to stronger networks of relationships, that economists call social capital.Read more

Top 10 Benefits of Rugby

An opinion piece from a Health and Fitness Journal, rather than an empirical study, but a valid list of benefits nonetheless.Read more

Juan Figallo - Argentina 24 Caps

Juan Figallo, "Chipi" is an Argentinian Prop who plays club rugby for Saracens. He was in the Argentinian Rugby World Cup squad in 2011 and 2015, and was named tighthead prop of the tournament in 2011.Read more

South African All Schools resources

The South Africa All Schools programme works to improve education, reduce crime and increase employment for boys and girls in townships across South Africa. It is championed by Stefan Terblanche and delivered by the South Africa Rugby Legends Association..Read more

Ian Robertson - Scotland 8 Caps

Ian Robertson is a Scottish broadcaster, writer and former international rugby player. He is best known as a rugby union commentator for BBC Radio.Read more

Headline sponsor - £50,000

Click on the picture to find out more about our headline corporate sponsorship package.Read more