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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

Didi family enjoy putting on a great show at Wasps RFC
Didi Rugby children and parents enjoy the fans' village at Wasps' Ricoh Arena
Didi Rugby children and parents enjoy the fans' village at Wasps' Ricoh Arena
Didi children, parents and coaches enjoyed a day out to remember at Wasps RFC.
                   
While the Aviva Premiership title-chasing home side were preparing to beat London Irish 24-16 on home turn at The Ricoh Stadium in Coventry, dozens of visitors representing didi Rugby were putting on an “awesome show” in the fans' village.
 
Didi Rugby owner Vicky Macqueen said she was incredibly proud as children from classes from all over the Midlands – and even some from Hertfordshire – showed off their skills in a demonstartion. 
 
“It was awesome display from our didis at Wasps,” said Vicky. “Children from all over the Midlands were there and it was great to see some from Hertfordshire venturing up for the occasion too.

Showing off their skills


“It was lovely to have them all together and they put on an awesome display. They were showing off their skills and displaying great team work and friendship with their little team mates.  

“We had lovely comments from parents who were with their children, and people just watching to see our didi stars in action.

"Well done to everybody involved, coaches, players, parents, Hannah Faulds and the Wasps staff who all made the occasion so special for us."

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