didi Rugby Ambassadors

didi Rugby’s wonderful ambassadors share our passion for getting children involved in the sport of rugby.

They are also keen to promote the values that are right at the core of what we do.

We have Olympians, internationals, World Cup-winning players and coaches, British & Irish Lions and Aviva Premiership winners too, who are prepared to support us and give up their time as part of the didi family.

These ambassadors know exactly what is needed to get to the top – but they are also just as keen to promote the positive values of the sport to those children beginning their rugby journey with didi Rugby.

There are Women’s Rugby World Cup winners like Emily Scarratt, Vicky Fleetwood and Sarah Hunter.

World Cup-winning coaches like Gary Street and other professional coaches from the men’s game like Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers) and Graham Rowntree (British & Irish Lions, England and Harlequins).

Graham said he was a huge advocate of didi Rugby: “Having been involved with rugby at all levels my whole life, I totally believe that the values it instills in little ones to play fair, share with friends, and show respect for each other, as well as the obvious health and fitness benefits that are vital for youngsters.”

Leicester Tigers scrum-half Sam Harrison is still playing the game but is passionate about a didi Rugby class right on his doorstep which he takes his daughter to.

Away from rugby, former Leicester City and Scotland defender, Matt Elliott says he is a huge fan of getting kids involved in sport and author and broadcaster Rosemary Conley wanted to become an ambassador because it encourages a healthy and active lifestyle.

We are very proud to have such a large group of sporting professionals endorsing our didi Rugby programme.

didi ambassador - Millie Wood
didi ambassador - Millie Wood in action
didi ambassador - Millie Wood in action
Millie Wood has a habit of making a point on the big stage.
 
The England centre scored a try on her national team debut against Canada in July 2016.
 
And she also ran in a double for the University of Gloucestershire when her side won the BUCS title at Twickenham.
 
Having started playing the game at the age of 14, she made rapid progress and enjoyed three successful seasons with the England Under-20s team, captaining the side along the way.
 
Her pace and power earned her a first Sevens contract in 2016 and, at the start of 2017, she became a full-time member of the squad.

Pace and power

 
That power is obvious when she plays the game of rugby and no more than you would expect from someone who used to take part in the shot-putt and discus.
 
Born in Cheltenham, Millie says she is excited to be spreading the game to youngsters through didi rugby, having just joined Reading RFC to help coach the club’s girls set-up too.
 
“Rugby is an amazing sport and to be able to encourage young boys and girls to start playing it at such a young age is something I am delighted to be a part of,” says Millie.
 
“There is a lot of energy in the coaching team that drive didi rugby and a really friendly atmosphere throughout. I am really looking forward to playing my part in the development of young boys and girls when I can and hope I can make an impact.”

Meet more of our ambassadors: England's Natasha 'Mo' Hunt

Meet more of our ambassadors: Author and broadcaster Rosemary Conley
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