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Connect is a high performance academy dedicated to nurturing disadvantaged young people in Cape Town, South Africa, from the grassroots through to professional rugby.

We work holistically and individually with our athletes to give them the best possible chance of fulfilling their potential, on and off the sports field, by providing consistent access to quality resources and opportunities.

Our first four national champions were crowned at age group level in 2017, three years after beginning their rugby journey. Rugby also provided the opportunity for several of our children to begin scholarships at prestigious local schools in 2018.

While basic access to sport is an undeniable positive for children from backgrounds of poverty, it is our firm belief that it shouldn’t be the ceiling of ambition. By allowing our young people to aim for professionalism we will not only achieve that in several cases but also engender a more outward-looking, educated and ambitious culture as a bare minimum for each of our participants. Our aim is to encourage not just rugby players but well-rounded, employable adults in the wider world.


£ 76.50

May Gift Aid

From: Atlas Foundation
Donated on: 15 June 2020
£ 25.50

April Gift Aid

From: Atlas Foundation
Donated on: 12 May 2020
£ 306.00
+ £75.00 Gift Aid

Keep up the good work guys – more need for it now than ever before.

From: Alan Thompson
Donated on: 1 May 2020
£ 102.00
+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Hope you’re all well and wishing you the best
Tom Kelly

From: Tom Kelly
Donated on: 6 April 2020
£ 327.48

November Gift Aid

From: Atlas Foundation
Donated on: 17 December 2019
£ 5.10

October Gift Aid

From: Atlas Foundation
Donated on: 19 November 2019
£ 1,309.92
+ £321.06 Gift Aid

Money raised by Sherborne School’s rugby tour group prior to their tour of South Africa, including playing against Connect Sports Academy in July. Thank you for a great game, wonderful hospitality and a fantastic cause.

From: Tom Scott
Donated on: 17 November 2019
£ 20.40
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
From: Pam Clark
Donated on: 7 October 2019
£ 1,000.00

Keep up the good work.

From: Anonymous
Donated on: 10 September 2019
£ 64.01

August Gift Aid

From: Atlas Foundation
Donated on: 6 September 2019
£ 1.02
+ £0.26 Gift Aid
From: Mark Benson
Donated on: 3 August 2019
£ 255.00
+ £63.75 Gift Aid
From: Mark Benson
Donated on: 3 August 2019
£ 283.89

Donation from pupil fundraising at Langley School, Norfolk, UK

From: Anonymous
Donated on: 23 July 2019
£ 2,166.07

MyDonate fund balance at 31/12/18

From: The Atlas Foundation MyDonate Transfer
Donated on: 2 August 2018