We are a group of passionate and dedicated people determined to get children active and teach them key life skills while they are having fun and gaining confidence in a safe environment.
Our 40-minute classes run in three age groups from 18 months up to six years of age and we build links with local clubs to encourage our didi kids' rugby experience to continue when they turn seven.
Parents and carers are a big part of what we do and we encourage their involvement during class sessions at the right time. We are not strict. We want didi kids to be happy and comfortable.
We firmly believe that encouraging children to get active at a young age will not only help them stay healthy but will increase their confidence and self-esteem as well as help interaction and engagement with other children.
didi rugby is a great stepping stone into team sports further down the line because we teach the values of respect, sharing and team spirit.
The business was conceived by former England Women's Rugby international, Vicky Macqueen, herself a mother of two young children. When she contracted a potentially life-threatening infection in 2013, doctors told her that her strong health and fitness levels saved her.
Since then, didi rugby has been a personal crusade to spread the benefits of health, fitness and activity to as many children and parents as she can.
Vicky's drive has helped attract numerous high-profile people from the sport of rugby and beyond to become didi ambassadors with the likes of Womens' World Cup winners Emily Scarratt and Katy Daley-Maclean, along with coaches from the men's game like Graham Rowntree and Geordan Murphy getting involved.
didi rugby is a franchise business which treats our teams up and down the country as one big family sharing training, ideas and best practice.
All of our classes offer free taster classes so parents and carers can see if their child enjoys what we have to offer.
We are very proud of the word-of-mouth recommendations we receive and here are just a few of the kind comments that have been sent our way by parents.
"It's a good form of exercise for them and incorporates a lot of games - that is why they enjoy it so much."
"It's not strict and they know they are always coming to have fun."
"It's not always about the game of rugby, it's about learning how to be with other children and that is really good for them."
"Their confidence has really grown. Not just in terms of their sporting abilities but for them as little people and how they interact with others."
New didi rugby classes have opened in Crewe as a response to demand for sessions on a Friday morning.
New Life Community Centre on Fuller Drive was the venue for the new classes to begin last Friday in Crewe and an excellent response showed didi rugby Crewe and Nantwich owner, Katie Heirene why it was the right decision to expand the franchise again.
"It's really exciting to launch our first venue in the CW2 postcode and to be able to offer Friday morning classes too," she said.
"This is a great venue in a big residential area so it's really accessible by foot and bus, but parking is also available.
"We have had quite a lot of interest from families in Crewe and Nantwich regarding Friday morning classes and this venue is easily accessible for both areas. We will be running an Under-3s and a 3-4s class every week.
It is not the only new class Katie has opened recently with further expansion of the franchise taking place at Elim Church, Regent's Park, Nantwich.
Sessions have moved here from Imagination Lane and will take place on Tuesdays.
"Imagination Lane has been a fantastic venue and we are really grateful for our time there, with big thanks to Jo and Gemma for accommodating us and promoting didi rugby," added Katie.
"But we now need more space to grow and Regents Park is a great central venue for anyone travelling from Crewe or Nantwich, with parking available on site.
"It's also really accessible by foot or bus for those who don't drive - and there is still a play cafe on site for post didi refreshments with your team mates!
Did you know that didi rugby Crewe & Nantwich offer classes at Whitchurch Rugby Club every Saturday morning from 9am? Book your child on for a free taster session by clicking here.
Midweek classes are also held at several of the area's sessions.
To book a free taster at the new venues, click on Elim Church (Tuesdays) or New Life Commiunity Church (Fridays).