Rugby is a unique sport, played and followed by a tight-knit global family. Values of integrity, teamwork, enjoyment and commitment help create not just better players, but better people. Its bonds of friendship transverse the world, touching people regardless of race, religion, or gender.

Founded by Jason Leonard OBE, Atlas is the global children's charity of rugby. Made up of members from across the global rugby community, we offer practical, meaningful support to children and communities who need it the most. Building memories; developing skills; creating opportunities to thrive.

We use our global network of rugby champions to identify communities where there is a need and an ability for us to make a meaningful impact on children's lives. We use rugby to engage and inspire children, instilling the core values of rugby in a safe, fun environment. Working alongside the community, we identify the specific barriers children face and partner with a range of local organisations to deliver additional tailored support across education, health, and inclusion.

We recognise that change doesn't happen overnight and commit to working with a community for the long-term.

Over the last seven years, we have supported over 187,867 children, across 37 communities in 19 countries.

Our 'Rugby+' model has been developed alongside local communities to harness the power of rugby and create real, meaningful change to children's lives. Once we engage with a community, we commit for the long-term, ensuring lasting benefit.