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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

VIDEO: Your personal invite to a free didi rugby taster session
didi rugby founder and CEO Vicky Macqueen says she is proud to offer didi rugby taster sessions that are both fun and free at any venues across the country.
 
The didi name stands for fun, confidence and activity and classes are currently popping up all over the country at a rapid rate from Twickenham to Nantwich and York to Cinderford.


 
With more new franchises in the pipeline, didi’s passionate founder is keen to remind parents of children that might fancy a trial run at a didi class that they are more than welcome, wherever they live.
 
“I am personally inviting you to free taster session at any of our venues around the country for your little one,” says Vicky.
 
“You just need a child that is between 18 months and 6 years of age and have a passion for getting them involved in something fun and active.

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“We want to get as many children as possible active around the country and your taster session will completely free with no obligation. Come along and see what it is all about and have some fun with us.
 
“If you and your child enjoy their session – and we think you will - we welcome you to think about it and have the option of signing up for future classes.
 
“There are hundreds of kids around the country enjoying didi rugby on a weekly basis so please bring your child along because we would love to see you.”
 
Find a didi rugby class near you by logging on to our online ‘Find A Class’ widget.
 
For any further questions, please contact us at vicky@didirugby.com
didi rugby founder Vicky Macqueen
didi rugby founder Vicky Macqueen
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