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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

VIDEO: You are invited to didi rugby's annual Presentation Day
didi rugby invites you to its second annual Presentation Day on Sunday 7 July, 2019.

The event will take place at Hinckley Rugby Club in Leicestershire - one of didi rugby's partner clubs.



Every child who attends a didi rugby class across the country is invited to come along and join in the fun with their parents or carers.

The Presentation Day is free of charge.

The event will get underway at 9.00am with full English breakfasts available (booking details below).

Presentations will then begin from 10.00am with some of didi rugby's high-profile ambassadors helping to give out certificates of achievement to everyone who attends.

Those ambassadors will also be around to have pictures taken and chat with kids and parents throughout the event.

Franchise owners from around the country will also be there to join in the day's activities and make it a real #didifamily affair.

Excited children


Last year's Presentation Day was a huge success with hundreds of excited children, mums, dads, aunties, uncles, cousins and grandparents all enjoying the day.

A bouncy castle and obstacles courses were just part of the set-up outside to keep all youngsters happy, whatever their age.

Temperatures topped 28 degrees last year and, once again, the sun has been ordered this year!

"Its going to be a really exciting day and we can't wait to meet you all.

"You do need to secure your place by booking online though. 

"It's completely free and our gift to our loyal members so come along and celebrate with the children the success that they have this year."

To attend, your child must be attending a didi rugby class anywhere in the country and pre-booking a place is essential. All parents, carers and family members are welcome to come along too.

Book your place at this year's event here

Breakfast will be served from 9.00am. To reserve either a full English breakfast, including tea or coffee, priced at £5.00 - or a sausage or bacon cob priced at £2.50, email: bar@hinckleyrugby.co.uk with your order and pay on the day.

This lovely story happened at last year's event...



Watch - VIDEO: didi rugby CEO Vicky Macqueen explains why the new didi rugby children's reading book means so much to her.

Read more: didi rugby's links with local rugby clubs are starting to show big results
didi rugby's Presentation Day 2018
didi rugby's Presentation Day 2018
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