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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

New didi rugby classes launching in Leicestershire later this month
There is always plenty of fun at a didi rugby class
There is always plenty of fun at a didi rugby class
didi rugby classes are growing in Leicestershire again with launches due in Huncote and Stoney Stanton in August and September.

Sessions for all three didi age groups will be coming to both venues.

The Huncote launch will take place on Saturday 31 August at Huncote Leisure Centre with free taster sessions at 9am and 10am for anyone who wants to bring their child along to see if they enjoy it.

Regular classes with then begin the following Saturday from 8.45am to 10.45am.

Regular classes


Meanwhile, the launch at Stoney Stanton will take place on Monday 9 September from 4pm.

The venue for that will be the Stoney Stanton Village Hall and that is where regular classes will commence from Friday 13 September from 4pm to 6pm.

Dom Osborn will be head coach at both Huncote and Stoney Stanton. The secondary school PE teacher has already been delivering didi rugby sessions as a coach at other venues in the county and seen her daughter enjoy didi rugby sessions too.

didi rugby founder and CEO Vicky Macqueen said: "Because Dom has been coaching didi rugby for a while now, we already know the passion and energy she will bring to these classes.

"She has a great rapport with both kids and parents and, like Dom, we can't wait to get the sessions up and running."

To book your child in for a free taster session at either Huncote or Stoney Stanton, email dom.osborn@didirugby.com 

Watch: VIDEO - Coaching with didi rugby is ideal for anyone who loves having fun with kids

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