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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 to host spectacular presentation day in July
didi rugby's presentation day will be packed with fun
didi rugby's presentation day will be packed with fun
didi rugby is hosting a spectacular presentation day for children and parents in Leicestershire on Sunday 15th July.

Hinckley RFC will be the venue for what promises to be an amazing day of fun, games, excitement and your chance to have photos taken with some of the biggest names in both the men’s and women’s version of the sport.

If you and your child are one of the thousands of people across the country who enjoy didi rugby every week, the good news is that you are invited to come along and join in.

Details of how to reserve your place, can be found at the bottom of this story.

Special didi certificate

Every child will be presented with a special didi certificate on the day at our awards ceremony to mark their determination and efforts at our classes.

There will plenty of didi rugby ambassadors enjoying the day with us including broadcaster and author Rosemary Conley and Leicester Tigers scrum-half Sam Harrison, among others.

And our franchise owners will be there too making this a very special day for the extended didi family.

Breakfast will be available to get the day off to a great start because nothing major was built on an empty stomach!

Loads of activities

There will be loads of activities to keep kids busy and happy with bouncy castles, games, fun and ice cream vans on site. All we need to do now is book some sunshine.

didi rugby owner Vicky Macqueen said: "We wanted to put on a big celebration day to thank all of our hard-working children and their parents.

"Our presentation day will mean every child will get their very own special 'well done' and there will be plenty of activities to keep kids of all ages occupied.

"We are also looking forward to welcoming some of our amazing ambassadors who will be there to talk to and have pictures taken with during the day."

Reserve your place

To reserve a place, your child need to be attending a didi class anywhere in the country.

Click here to book you and your child’s place on Sunday 15th July.

Order your breakfast ahead of time by emailing bar@hinckleyrugby.co.uk with your choice of a full English breakfast for £5 or a sausage or bacon cob for £3.

Breakfast will be served from 8.30am with certificates being presented from 10am to Midday.

Find out: More about HInckley Rugby Club and where it is.

Read more: World Cup winners to help launch didi rugby Gloucestershire in June

Read more: New didi classes launched at Beverley RFC

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