Supported by corporate heavyweights and charity specialists, ATLAS was founded in 2015 and its first projects start work in 2016 in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, South America, India and the Pacific Islands, paying for coaches, funding education, and building sports pitches for schools, clubs and communities with none of their own.
“ATLAS was started by a bunch of people who have seen how effective rugby is in tackling a range of problems. We have seen at first hand the good that the game, and the rugby family can do when it pulls together. I know that a solid prop added to a great pack will drive teams forward over any obstacles. In rugby this was match winning, in the lives of children this means winning the war against poverty, illiteracy and disease.”
-Founding Chairman, Jason Leonard OBE