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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."


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VIDEO: Programmes like didi rugby are the long-term answer to issues of childhood obesity
Ambassador Rosemary Conley believes programmes like didi rugby are the long-term answer to the issue of childhood obesity.

She says that getting children active and learning the key motor skills that didi promotes from a young age, will make running around and having fun, second nature to them as they grow up.

And she hopes that will help guard against the growing risk of our kids becoming overweight through their formative years.

"Having had a background in diet and fitness, I know that getting children from the age of 18 months onwards to be active and have fun while doing so, is going to be the answer to the childhood obesity problem for generations to come," said Rosemary.

Running around

"For me, Vicky Macqueen is doing absolutely the right thing at absolutely the right time and I totally commend her for that.

"I saw all of the children and parents at the recent didi rugby presentation day and they were loving it. To see them all running around, smiling and having fun is music to my ears and sunshine to my eyes.

"I have presented 30 fitness videos in my time and I know that motor skills are something that you either have, or you don't. That balance and co-ordination is important and believe me, they are easier to learn when you are 18 months old, than when you are in your 40s!"

Read more: didi rugby moves into the north-west with launch of Crewe & Nantwich franchise

Watch: Video - Club chairman says link with didi has led to 'huge success' for minis section
didi rugby ambassador Rosemary Conley speaks about childhood obesity
didi rugby ambassador Rosemary Conley speaks about childhood obesity

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