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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

didi rugby North Yorkshire expand again for new classes at Beverley Grammar School
A didi rugby class in the North Yorkshire region
A didi rugby class in the North Yorkshire region

didi rugby are launching weekly Saturday sessions at Beverley Grammar School, following demand for more classes in the region.

Beginning on Saturday 12 January and less than 12 months after opening the doors on their first sessions in North Yorkshire and East Riding, didi rugby are expanding again.

The launch follows several months of planning which included holding weekday classes at Beverley Rugby Club to test the waters.  

The weekly Saturday sessions in Beverley are for children aged 18 months to 6 years of age.

Everything is in place for Beverley

Franchise holder for the region, Emma Cutress, explained the timing of the launch: “From day one, a weekend session in Beverley has been on our ‘to do’ list, but it’s been important for us to make sure we had the right coaches, venue and local club relationship in place before we launched.

“Everything is now in place and we’re over the moon to be able to operate from such a fabulous venue as the Grammar School. Our coaches can’t wait to get going!”

Devised and led by former England Women’s international Vicky Macqueen, didi rugby is a fast-paced series of multi-skills activities designed to get young children active and to teach them new skills while having fun in a safe environment.    

For anyone curious to find out more, the first session a child attends is always free, so why not pop down to Beverley Grammar School on Saturday morning and let your kids give it a TRY!

Session timings:

18 months - 3 years   

09.00 - 09.40

3 years - 4 years       

09.40 - 10.20

4 years - 6 years       

10.20 - 11.00

For more information contact: emma.cutress@didirugby.com

Read more: BLOG - 'We must tackle childhood obesity head on'!

Watch: VIDEO - didi rugby invited to help RFU devise Early Years Guidlines document


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