didi Rugby’s wonderful ambassadors share our passion for getting children involved in the sport of rugby.
They are also keen to promote the values that are right at the core of what we do.
We have Olympians, internationals, World Cup-winning players and coaches, British & Irish Lions and Aviva Premiership winners too, who are prepared to support us and give up their time as part of the didi family.
These ambassadors know exactly what is needed to get to the top – but they are also just as keen to promote the positive values of the sport to those children beginning their rugby journey with didi Rugby.
There are Women’s Rugby World Cup winners like Emily Scarratt, Vicky Fleetwood and Sarah Hunter.
World Cup-winning coaches like Gary Street and other professional coaches from the men’s game like Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers) and Graham Rowntree (British & Irish Lions, England and Harlequins).
Graham said he was a huge advocate of didi Rugby: “Having been involved with rugby at all levels my whole life, I totally believe that the values it instills in little ones to play fair, share with friends, and show respect for each other, as well as the obvious health and fitness benefits that are vital for youngsters.”
Leicester Tigers scrum-half Sam Harrison is still playing the game but is passionate about a didi Rugby class right on his doorstep which he takes his daughter to.
Away from rugby, former Leicester City and Scotland defender, Matt Elliott says he is a huge fan of getting kids involved in sport and author and broadcaster Rosemary Conley wanted to become an ambassador because it encourages a healthy and active lifestyle.
We are very proud to have such a large group of sporting professionals endorsing our didi Rugby programme.
For someone known for her commitment to fitness and healthy lifestyles, Rosemary Conley’s link to didi rugby was the perfect match.
The Leicester-born businesswoman, author and broadcaster was the founder of Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Club and has released countless programmes, books and DVDs to help people stay on top of their weight and remain focused on exercise and eating the right foods.
Her name has become synonymous with low-fat diets but the aerobic work-outs she also promotes provide an at-home regime for people who wanted an alternative to going to the gym.
When didi rugby founder Vicky Macqueen received her British Empire Medal in 2015, Rosemary was there to read her citation and the two ladies got talking about the business.
Soon afterwards, Rosemary became a didi rugby ambassador because the values of the business are exactly what she stands for.
“Vicky is a wonderful lady and I was thrilled to hear about didi rugby when we met,” she said.
“When she asked if I would become an ambassador, of course I said ‘yes’.
“Any initiative that is there to get young people running around, chasing a ball and getting fit and active, is a good one.
“In my line of line, it has always been about finding a type of physical activity that you will enjoy and didi rugby is brilliant for that.
“You will have tremendous fun and laughter by participating in didi rugby and I wish everyone involved in it, all the very best.”