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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

Ospreys Women announce Robyn Lock as Player of the Year
didi Rugby Swansea owner Robyn Lock is an Ospreys award winner
didi Rugby Swansea owner Robyn Lock is an Ospreys award winner
Didi Rugby Swansea owner Robyn Lock has been announced as Player of the Year at the Ospreys Women’s Rugby Club annual awards evening.

On a night to remember at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, she was presented with the Elli Norkett Memorial Award, sponsored by Asphalt Surfacing.

Elli was a Swansea Ladies/Ospreys and Wales international rugby player who was killed in a car crash aged just 20 last year. She was much-loved by her team mates who played a memorial game in her honour this week.

Robyn beat fellow nominees Natalia John and Kerin Lake to the award and said she was delighted to receive the recognition in the company of some fantastic players.

"Receiving an award that recognises the hard work and contribution Elli put into the women's game across Wales is a complete honour," said Robyn.

Making Elli proud

"I know that everyone who knew her plans to do her proud and I just hope I've done that this season." 

It has been an amazing year for Robyn off the pitch too with such a successful launch of her new didi franchise which has received incredible support from children, parents, businesses in the Swansea region.

One of the those classes also saw Wales rugby legend, Gareth Thomas visit and pay tribute to Robyn’s work in the community. The footage of his visit appeared on BBC Wales’ Six Nations coverage.

Didi Rugby Swansea will be running summer camps right through August and regular classes are now taking place in Gorseinon, Glais, Gendros, St Helens and West Cross.

Read more: Find out more about didi Rugby Swansea

Read more: Book a free taster session at a didi Swansea venue

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