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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

Chance for didi rugby kids to accompany international stars in Legend's Game
RugbyFest 2018
RugbyFest 2018
An amazing opportunity has arisen for any young didi rugby stars and their parents to enjoy a day to remember at RugbyFest 2018.
The event is being held at Newbold-On-Avon RFC in Rugby this Saturday.
The family day is based around rugby, entertainment and laughter, with the main event being the international legends game. Starting at 4pm, former internationals from all over the world will be going head to head in what promises to be a cracking contest.
And didi rugby stars have been invited to be mascots for the day and accompany the legends onto the pitch. Those children will also be part in a didi rugby demonstration from 2.30pm. Parents of didi children involved will get free entry to the event.
The mascot slots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis and anyone interested in their little one taking part should contact vicky@didirugby.com for more information.

Exciting day for the family

didi rugby owner Vicky Macqueen said: “This promises to be an exciting day for all the family and it’s a great opportunity for some of our didi youngsters to show what we do, as well as accompany some famous names from the world of rugby onto the pitch for the main event."
Other events on the day will see Newbold RFC take on Banbury RFC for the Fereday Cup, a guest team take on the England Deaf XV and the inaugural VetFest Cup will see our more senior players compete in a Sevens Festival.

There will be loads of games and things for children to take part in from bouncy castles to a funfair, hook a duck to space hopper racing.
Formed in 1894, Newbold-On-Avon RFC on Parkfield Road it is the oldest village rugby club in the Rugby area.
Entry is just £5 for the day with under-12s going free. Plenty of charities will benefit from money raised on the day.

For further information, log on to www.rugbyfestuk.info

Watch: VIDEO: Leicester Tigers star Sam Harrison says didi rugby has helped his kids grow in confidence

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