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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

Hundreds of children and parents enjoy fun at didi's annual Presentation Day
A young didi star is proud to show off her medal
A young didi star is proud to show off her medal
didi rugby’s annual Presentation Day was enjoyed by hundreds of children and parents as the sun shone brightly on a memorable day at Hinckley Rugby Club.

Visitors came from up and down the country to enjoy a really special day which celebrated not only the achievements of the young didi stars involved but also the ever-growing family of coaches and franchise holders across the UK.

After visitors had enjoyed a hearty breakfast, they packed into the clubhouse for the award of medals and certificates. Any child who had attended a didi rugby class was invited and they were called out one by one for their special moment.

Coming up to the stage with proud parents, brothers and sisters, each child met founder Vicky Macqueen to be awarded their medal and certificate before shaking hands and having pictures taken with didi ambassadors: George Chuter, Charlotte Pearce, Rosemary Conley and Sam Harrison.

Afterwards, everybody piled out onto the pitch to run around with didi balls and have fun on the bouncy castle.

Family feel

“It was a fantastic day which had a real family feel to it,” said Vicky. “We wanted to make everyone welcome and lay on a day which was our way of saying thank you to the children and parents who make didi rugby such a great experience for us all.

“There was an incredible turn out and I want to thank every one who drove miles to come and join in. Thankfully, we were blessed with some great weather too and see the smiles on the faces of the children as they came up for their medals made it a special day for all of us.

“A big thank you to our didi ambassadors too. Rosemary Conley, George Chuter, Sam Harrison and Charlotte Pearce gave up their time on a Sunday morning to support us and they really added to the occasion.”

Leicester Tigers scrum-half Sam Harrison is from Hinckley so didn’t have to travel far for what he said was a fantastic event.

“Two of my kids are both going to the didi camps during the summer and they love it,” he said.

“Vicky has the enthusiasm and started this business from scratch. Days like this prove that it is credit to her that it is where it is now. It’s getting bigger and bigger and that’s good to see.”
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Read more: Meet our didi ambassadors - USA Sevens coach Mike Friday

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