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.
Giselle Mather is a passionate and dedicated coach who is driving on Wasps Ladies' tilt at the Tyrrells Women’s Premiership title as their director of rugby.
A member of the England side that won the 1994 World Cup, Giselle holds a Level 4 coaching qualification – the highest grade attainable in the UK.
She is ambitious too and, having enjoyed successful coaching stints with Teddington RFC, London Irish and England Women at senior and Under-20s level, Giselle is very open to get involved in the men’s Premiership in the future.
Now she is firmly entrenched in a new challenge and furthering her knowledge with a committed and exciting team of players.
World Cup winner
During her playing career, Giselle earned 34 caps for her country.
didi rugby owner Vicky Macqueen has first-hand experience of just how good a coach Giselle is having been under her guidance during her early days in the national set-up.
"She was my first England A coach," said Vicky. "I first met her on European Championship duty when I was picked to play for England 'A' in France in 2001.
"She continued to coach me for England A and then England, for quite a few years afterwards.
"I recently played with her in the England Legends v Ireland Legends game around the time of the World Cup in 2017 and it was a really special moment for me.
"I had always looked up to her and respected her so much, so to actually put my boots on with her and play together was fantastic.
"I am delighted she is now a part of what we are doing at didi rugby."