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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

'Overwhelming' response to didi Rugby's launch in Yorkshire
didi Rugby Yorkshire
didi Rugby Yorkshire

Didi Rugby’s Yorkshire franchise is going from strength to strength after its official launch in Pocklington.

Held at the Scout Hut in town, the open day was a huge success despite freezing weather with excited children and parents getting a taste of what was on offer.

Since then, the first couple of weeks of one of didi Rugby’s newest franchises have flown by for owners Pete and Emma Cutress.

With classes growing in Clifton Moor as well as Pocklington, Emma said they had been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response they had seen since the launch.

Happy smiling faces

“It was fantastic to see so many happy smiling faces with children and grown-ups getting involved,” she said. “We are overwhelmed at the response to our first sessions in Pocklington.

“We’ve already had some great feedback and are looking forward to seeing our didi stars back for some more fun!

“There’s no rest for the wicked this week as our classes continue at pace. We are really grateful for everyone’s support and looking forward to seeing some more new faces at our next sessions.”

Book your child in for a free taster session at Pocklington Scout Hut on Sunday from 9am or at Millfield Fitness Studio, Clifton Moor on Wednesday from 3:15pm by contacting Emma on 07730 596663 or email to emma.cutress@didirugby.com


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