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A warm welcome to didi rugby

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."

 

didi Rugby News Flash

World Cup-winning England captain, Katy Daley-Maclean joins the didi Rugby family
Katy Daley-Maclean has become a didi Rugby ambassador
Katy Daley-Maclean has become a didi Rugby ambassador
Katy Daley-Maclean, England Women’s World Cup-winning captain from the 2014 has become a didi Rugby ambassador.

A school teacher by trade, Katy says she knows the true value of getting young children involved in sport at such a young age.

And that is only one of the benefits of attending a didi Rugby class around the country.

“What an absolutely brilliant initiative this is, getting young children into our brilliant game of rugby," she says.

"didi will improve their confidence, social skills and provide them with the ability to get active at such a young age.

"It is absolutely fantastic and something that I am very proud to become a part of. Take your young person and get involved in didi Rugby!"

Beat Canada in the final

Katy led England Women to World Cup glory as their captain when they beat Canada 23-9 in the final in France in 2014. She received an MBE in the 2014 New Year Honours list.

The World Cup win was one of a number of medals that Katy has won at the top of the women's game and she is hugely respected throughout the sport.

She also represented Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rugby Sevens.

Find out more about didi Rugby and book your child onto a free taster session at one of a number of sites around the country.

Find out more about Katy and book her for public speaking at her personal website: http://www.katymclean10.com


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