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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

Excitement growing in Cheltenham as didi rugby venues are announced
Details of the didi rugby Cheltenham launch party
Details of the didi rugby Cheltenham launch party
The venue for the first didi rugby Cheltenham classes has been announced.

Following a grand launch party at Cheltenham Civil Service RFC on Sunday 5 May, regular classes will take place in Uckington from Sunday 12 May.

New franchise holder Keith Smith says he can’t wait to get started and spread the values of didi rugby to as many children in the area as possible.

“I am a firm believer in kids being active and getting them off their consoles and getting them outside their houses to have fun and play sport. Hopefully, we can get plenty of children involved in the Cheltenham area,” he says.
Keith has a long and proud rugby-playing career behind him with appearances for Gloucester, Lydney, Cinderford and Cheltenham Saracens.


Before setting up didi rugby Cheltenham, Keith was a senior coach with didi rugby Gloucester in Highnam. His experience here inspired him to spread the values of didi rugby to the Cheltenham area and set up his own franchise.
There will be plenty of fun and games at the grand launch party at Cheltenham Civil Service RFC, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham, GL51 9SL on 5 May between 10am and midday.
And then Uckington Village Hall will be the venue for regular classes from Sunday 12 May onwards with all three didi rugby age groups being catered for from 10am until midday.
The full address of the venue is: Uckington Village Hall, Uckington, Cheltenham, GL51 9SR.

Book your child in for a free place at the launch of didi rugby Cheltenham at Cheltenham Civil Service RFC by clicking here.

Book your child a place at regular didi rugby classes in Uckington by clicking here.

Email keith.smith@didirugby.com for any further information.

Watch: VIDEO - Why we all love didi rugby.

Read more: New Cheltenham franchise owner already knows the power of what didi rugby can achieve.


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