ATOAC 2023 Squad

The ATOAC Squad is a variety of professional athletes, entertainers and musicians that have supported both our brand and message. Thanks to the current squad, our awareness campaign has been viewed by over 1.5million people and we are extremely grateful for their involvement. 

Reality TV Star, Business Owner turned DJ, Alex is best known for appearing on ITV’s Love Island. With over 1.5m followers on his socials, his involvement has been epic in driving brand messaging & exposure.

“IT’S BEEN GREAT WORKING WITH AARON AT ATO AND USING MY PLATFORM AS A PROFESSIONAL BOXER TO HELP SUPPORT AND DRIVE AWARENESS OF GAMBLING HARM AMONGST YOUNG PEOPLE. ATO ARE PART OF TEAM BOWEN AND WE WILL DO ALL WE CAN TO KEEP SPREADING THE WORD OF THEIR WORK AND BRAND"

 

The big prop and former Zimbabwe Sports Personality of the Year was the first Rugby Union player to join the club. Having spent 6+ years at London Irish, he now represents Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership. 

“ITS BEEN A PLEASURE GETTING INVOLVED WITH ATO, HELPING RAISE AWARENESS OF PROBLEM GAMBLING WITHIN YOUNG ADULTS. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AARON GROW THE BUSINESS WITHIN PROFESSIONAL SPORT IN THE COMING YEARS"

Former British, Commonwealth and European Lightweight Champion. With an impressive 23/4/0 record, we can’t wait to see RDJ back in the ring after a bad ankle break. 

“THE SUPPORT FOR GAMBLING HARMS AND ADDICTION IN ITSELF IS SO IMPORTANT. A FAMILY MEMBER OF MINE LIVES WITH REGRET OF HOW HIS LIFE COULD OF BEEN DIFFERENT, IF THE MONEY HE MADE WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER WASN’T LOST TO THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY. AARON IS DOING GREAT THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ATOAC GROW TO HELP AND EDUCATE THE NEXT GENERATION”

The 24-year-old, Coventry Light-Heavyweight, was a five-time National Champion, picked up Gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017 and won Bronze at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Having signed for Eddie Hearn’s - Matchroom earlier this year - we are delighted to sponsor Aaron on his professional journey. 

“ITS BEEN A PLEASURE GETTING INVOLVED WITH ATO, HELPING RAISE AWARENESS OF PROBLEM GAMBLING WITHIN YOUNG ADULTS. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AARON GROW THE BUSINESS WITHIN PROFESSIONAL SPORT IN THE COMING YEARS”
The tight head prop born in Perth, has represented Western Force, made over 100 appearances for London Irish and made his Wallabies debut at Twickenham against England in 2021. He now applies his trade with Saracens in the Aviva Premiership.

“EDUCATION AROUND GAMBLING ADDICTION, AND ADDICTION IN GENERAL IS SO IMPORTANT. GAMBLING HAS NEVER BEEN MORE ACCESSIBLE, AND THE POTENTIAL DANGERS OF IT AREN'T WELL-ENOUGH HIGHLIGHTED TO THE YOUTH CURRENTLY. WHEN ATOAC REACHED OUT TO ME, I JUMPED AT THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THEIR MESSAGE. ITS SO IMPORTANT TO EDUCATE PEOPLE AROUND THIS TOPIC, AND I AM GLAD TO DO MY PART TO HELP."
Bolton Wanderers mad, unbeaten lightweight - Alex Murphy. “Super” is 24 years old and currently sits at 8/0/0

“I WANTED TO GET INVOLVED WITH ATO BECAUSE IT’S A GREAT PROGRAMME SET UP TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE. I FEEL LIKE THERE ISN’T ENOUGH HELP OUT THERE FOR GAMBLING ADDICTIONS SO IT’S GREAT TO SEE SOMEONE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. I URGE ANYONE WHO IS STRUGGLING TO GET IN TOUCH AND SEEK THE HELP THEY NEED”
The impressive undefeated bantamweight has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC. She currently sits at 5/0/0 in the professional ranks and is the first female fighter from the Midlands to get a UFC contract.

“I CHOSE TO SUPPORT ATOAC BECAUSE OF THE CHARACTER BEHIND THE BRAND. HIS ASPIRING MOTIVATION OF WHAT HE WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE WITHIN THIS VENTURE AND HIS DEVOTION TO PREVENT CURRENT AND FUTURE ISSUES AND HARMS AROUND ADDICTION. HAVING ADDICTION WITHIN MY PERSONAL LIFE HAS DEFINITELY CHANGED MANY ASPECTS TO MY PERSONALITY, I FEEL LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE SOMEONE BEHIND SOMETHING ALIKE THIS IN ALL AREAS”
UK Rapper & TikTok sensation, Big Jest. The punchline king and winner of the BBC Rap Game. in our opinion he also delivered the best Kenny Allstar appearance the show has seen!

“I FEEL IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US ALL TO USE OUR PLATFORMS THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE. I’VE SEEN HOW DAMAGING GAMBLING ADDICTION CAN BE SO I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THE ATOAC CAUSE IS. IT’S A PLEASURE TO BE INVOLVED, RAISE AWARENESS AND SUPPORT HOWEVER I CAN."