On 12th February two Rugby World Cup winners were welcomed by the Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev at his Residence in London.

The date marked the second anniversary of Atlas's programme in Israel which has grown to twelve schools and 1,000 children in the time. Rugby's success at respecting different skills and talents, and the capacity to compete strongly on the pitch but be friends off the pitch, is an important tool for coexistence. 


Above: Ambassador Mark Regev is pictured with Joel Stransky who kicked the winning points for South Africa in the 1995 Rugby World Cup final and Jason Leonard, the England RWC winner from 2003. 

Guests at the reception included current supporters, the President and CEO of Rugby Israel, and people whose passion for child welfare, Israel and rugby make them keen to learn more about the programme. 

Above: Joel Stransky signing a very small rugby kit for the grandson of Atlas supporter Ian Marcus

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