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 Reading will launch their link with London Irish RFC on Sunday 15 April at the Madejski Stadium.
The Exiles will welcome champions Exeter Chiefs later that day in the Aviva Premiership and anyone involved in the didi fun on the day will also be offered heavily discounted tickets to what promises to be a fascinating game at 3.00pm.
didi Rugby Reading will be offering free 40-minute taster sessions to children between the ages of 18 months and six years old, from midday until 2pm, inside the stadium.
Our sessions are open to existing didi Rugby Reading superstars - but we will also be delighted to welcome new players to come and give us a try!
didi Rugby Reading's Craig Hunter has been integral in this community link and will be ensuring that little ones and their families are inspired to join in and feel a part of didi Rugby and London Irish.
didi Rugby owner Vicky Macqueen recently led a special day for didi Rugby youngsters at Wasps RFC and she says this represents another great development for the company.
"We are so excited to announce our link with London Irish RFC," she said. "Craig has done an amazing job to build links with such a strong, family-inspired club and we hope that link goes from strength to strength."
Match tickets for didi stars and their families are priced at:
Adults - £10
Children 13 to 18 - £5
Under-13s - FREE.
Find out how to book your child onto didi Rugby's free taster sessions at the Madejski Stadium and how to purchase match-day tickets on 15 April, contact...
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If you are interested in what promises to be a memorable day, please spread the word. We look forward to seeing you there.
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