About didi Rugby Swansea
Robyn Lock Head Coach – didi rugby South Wales
Robyn began her rugby career at Swansea University having played netball for 10 years and went on to play for the university team, Swansea RFC and then the Ospreys.
She is now a qualified Welsh Rugby Union coach and enjoyed an amazing end to 2019 when she was selected for the national Wales Women’s team for the autumn internationals, starting games for her country both home and away in the back row.
Along with franchise co-owner Andrew O’Sullivan, Robyn has grown didi rugby in Wales at a rapid rate while encouraging hundreds of young children to get involved in the sport for the first time.
She has also written didi rugby’s first children’s book based around the mascot characters of Dougie and Daisy called: “Dougie Can Catch”.
A few words from Robyn
“I have always been in love with sports, but rugby has been the one to help me grow as an individual,” says Robyn.
“Thanks to rugby, I am now more confident, happier and healthier and am surrounded by my friends all of the time. I love every second that I am in a rugby environment, whether that be recreational or competitive.
“My role as an Active Young People Officer has allowed me to witness the positive impact that play and physical learning can have on youngsters.
“By combining that with the experience and opportunities that rugby can provide, with an added element of fun, children will develop a positive association with physical activity.
“Just as rugby allowed me to grow and reach an incredible goal of playing for my country, I believe that didi rugby can help children grow too.
“I see didi rugby as a gift to your child because you are enabling them to gain fundamental skills which will act as the building blocks their physical activity journey.”
Andrew O’Sullivan Head Coach – didi rugby South Wales
Andrew started his rugby early on in his life, playing touch rugby for Glais RFC. He began to find his feet in his mid-teens and was selected for Swansea Schoolboys , as a prop.
Andrew is still an avid Ospreys fan and long-time season ticket holder at the Liberty Stadium and his passion for the game remains as strong as ever. He has been massively involved in bringing the skills and values of didi rugby to hundreds of children throughout South Wales.
A few words from Andrew
“I have always loved sport because it has created some of the best moments in my life, whether that is through the thrill of the game or more importantly, through the friendship and bonds the sport creates,” says Andrew.
“For this reason, I believe so strongly in the didi rugby programme. Getting kids to realise what a fulfilling life experience sport and physical activity can be as early as possible can only set them up for a physically, socially and mentally healthy life.”