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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 Lichfield set for exciting development plans
Mollie Latham takes a didi rugby class
Mollie Latham takes a didi rugby class
They were the people behind incredible franchise launches in Stafford and Stone and now, Mollie Latham and Ros Wiggins are taking over the running of didi rugby Lichfield.
The dynamic duo, who have taken the north west by storm with their fun approach to classes, can’t wait to get started in an area which already has a firm didi base thanks to the hard work of coach Carmel Elliott.
And regular attendees will be pleased to hear that Carmel is going nowhere and will continue to work with Mollie and Ros to grow the classes. 
“We are looking forward to working with Carmel to put our ideas into practice,” said Mollie.

Build links

“Lichfield is a strong rugby area with some fantastic clubs around and we are determined to build links and give as many young children as possible the opportunity to have fun and get active.”
Having only launched didi rugby Stone and Stafford at the end of January, there are already dozens of children across the three age groups enjoying regular classes there. 

"It has been amazing for us and the support we have received from families and businesses in the area has been fantastic," said Mollie.
And Mollie and Ros’ enthusiasm has really rubbed off on everyone who has met them.

Healthy exercise

One parent, Sarah Golson said: “didi rugby is an amazing way to get kids into healthy, fun, social exercise from a young age. Ros and Mollie are fantastic!”
There is more excitement to come for members of the didi rugby Stafford classes this Saturday after they were asked to become a guard of honour for Stafford RUFC when they take on Leek at 3.00pm.
The didi rugby team have developed a great link with the club and are looking to hold classes their later in the year on Sunday mornings.
didi rugby founder Vicky Macqueen said: “Mollie and Ros have made an amazing impact in the north west having taught classes in Crewe and Nantwich before taking on their own franchise in Stone and Stafford.
“They have infectious personalities and have a great rapport with both parents and children. Carmel Elliott has been doing a great job in Lichfield and having Mollie and Ros involved now will mean she can help develop the venue and expand in the surrounding area.”

Watch: VIDEO - Wondering whether didi rugby is for your child? 

Read more: Extra classes put on to satisfy demand in Stone and Stafford

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