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 ambassadors - Gareth Thomas
It was a visit to a didi rugby class in Swansea that made Wales rugby legend Gareth Thomas aware of the benefits the service was providing to young children in the area.
 
Working for BBC Wales Sport, he visited didi Swansea owner Robyn Lock to recognise the Ospreys player for her services to the sport of rugby in the country.


 
And after seeing what fun didi rugby brought to kids and parents alike, Gareth was excited by what he saw and was happy to bring all of his experience and enthusiasm to the set-up.
 
didi rugby is delighted to have him on board and honoured that someone with such a rich history in the sport is now an ambassador of our values and desire to spread the sport to the youngsters of Wales.
 
With 100 Test caps under his belt, Gareth was the most-capped Wales rugby union player until he was overtaken by Stephen Jones in 2011. He is also the second-highest Wales try-scorer behind Shane Williams.

Extremely popular

 
He was recognised at the highest level of the sport when he skippered the British & Irish Lions for the second and third Tests of their New Zealand tour in 2005.
 
He was an extremely popular member of the Wales national team and played his club rugby for the likes of Bridgend, Cardiff and Toulouse.
 
Nicknames Alfie, he moved into broadcasting and the media after retiring from playing and was an analyst on the 2011 and 2015 World Cups.
 
He has also appeared on mainstream TV shows like Dancing on Ice and Celebrity Big Brother.

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Gareth Thomas is a didi rugby ambassador
Gareth Thomas is a didi rugby ambassador
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