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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

FREE TICKETS available for didi rugby parents and kids for amazing day at Wasps v Newcastle
didi rugby has a great day planned for children and parents
didi rugby has a great day planned for children and parents
We have an amazing opportunity for didi rugby parents and kids to come and spend a day with us as centre of attention at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday 9 March.

We are giving away FREE TICKETS to watch Wasps v Newcastle Falcons in the Gallagher Premiership.

Your child will be encouraged to come and have some fun with us and mascots Dougie and Daisy. They will take part in didi demos in the Fans' Village - and then appear on the pitch at half-time.

It is 'first come, first served', so please contact your local franchise manager to make your request for family tickets.

With the location of the Ricoh, this would obviously be an ideal day out for those attending didi rugby Coventry, didi rugby Midlands, didi rugby South Warwickshire, didi rugby Bosworth, Nuneaton and Enderby, as well as didi rugby Rutland and East Leicestershire.

Tremendous day

didi rugby were invited to Wasps last year and enjoyed a tremendous day at the village before the home side beat London Irish 24-16 on the pitch.

didi rugby founder and CEO Vicky Macqueen said the team could not wait to get back there to show everyone what didi children can do.

"We were made to feel very welcome last year and I like to think that all the kids and parents who took part on the day enjoyed themlselves," said Vicky.

"I was very proud of everyone who came and this year's visit looks set to be even bigger. 

"I would like to thank Wasps and their community team for all of their help in giving us this opprtunity to get children active and having fun in a fantastic setting."

Watch: VIDEO - Watch this didi rugby coach get an unexpected answer when she interviews two of her little stars!

Read more: didi family blog - the benefits of active kids is not just measured in pounds and pence.


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