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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 parents given the chance to learn skills that could save a child's life
A person learns life-saving techniques
A person learns life-saving techniques

The head coach of didi rugby Coventry is providing an opportunity for parents of children in her classes to learn skills that could save a little one’s life.

Sophie Gulliver has joined forces with TOLAN Training to put on a paediatric training session for parents of children who attend sessions at didi rugby Coventry.

The event is set to take place at the end of February in the evening at Coventry Rugby Club. The exact date and time will be announced shortly.

Only 15 places are available on the night and interested parties are invited to contact Sophie to book their place.

Life-saving techniques

Life-saving techniques and equipment are very important to Sophie after the passing of a close friend due to a cardiac arrest. And that sad news has already inspired her to raise money for a defibrillator which is stationed at Eastern Green Village Hall – one of didi rugby’s venues in Coventry.

Now she is keen to make sure every didi parent in her area has the skills necessary to save a young child’s life, if a terrible situation was to ever emerge.

“The evening will offer three hours’ worth of life-saving techniques for just £10,” said Sophie.

“You obviously hope nothing like this ever happens but I feel it’s really important to try and give didi parents the opportunity to learn what to do in the event of an emergency.

“If that means they have the knowledge to protect little ones as they grow up, this will be the best investment they make all year!”

Bookings can be made by contacting Sophie.Gulliver@didirugby.com or by calling her on (07794) 336680.

Book your child in for a FREE taster session at any of didi rugby Coventry's classes by clicking here

Read more: Sophie's hard work helps to fund a defibrillator at didi rugby venue in Coventry

Watch: VIDEO - Clubs urged to contact didi rugby to help implement RFU Early Years guidelines



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