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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 Gary Street seeks coaches to join new didi Rugby Twickenham team
Gary Street is looking for coaches to join didi Rugby Twickenham
Gary Street is looking for coaches to join didi Rugby Twickenham
Women's World Cup-winning coach Gary Street is on the look-out for coaches to join his new didi Rugby team in Twickenham.

The latest didi franchise is set to launch at Harlequins' The Stoop ground on May 19, amidst growing excitement from businesses, parents and children in the area.

"We are all looking forward to getting didi Rugby Twickenham up and running on May 19," said Gary. "We are currently looking to complete our team with some more coaches and are seeking people who are driven and passionate to share our values for getting children active while having fun.

"I would like to ask anyone who is interested in the role and wants to find out more information about what it entails to get in contact with me.

All coaches receive training


"We are looking for people to be available on Saturday and Sunday mornings with the possibility of some mornings and afternoon slots in the week too."

All coaches will receive training from Gary and the rest of the didi team.

The event in Twickenham follows on from the recent franchise launches in Loughborough and Bedfordshire, with a new venues in Kenilworth and South Warwickshire set to begin on May 13.

If you would like to be considered for one of the roles of coach at didi Rugby Twickenham, email Gary Street directly at gary.street@didirugby.com.

To be a part of the didi Rugby Twickenham launch day and have the chance for you and your child to meet Gary Street and the rest of our didi team, visit our Twickenham bookings page

 
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