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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

Huge demand leads to extra classes for launch of didi rugby Crewe and Nantwich
didi rugby Crewe and Nantwich head coach Katie Heirene
didi rugby Crewe and Nantwich head coach Katie Heirene
Huge demand for places at the launch of didi rugby Crewe and Nantwich has led to extra classes being put on for all three age groups at the event.
Head coach Katie Heirene will now be running parallel classes to make sure that there will be plenty of fun for everyone who has already booked in for a free taster session, as well as any new sign-ups in the build-up to September 8.
The launch is taking place at the brand new, £6m sports complex at Reaseheath College in Nantwich with regular classes to follow there every Saturday morning.
didi classes will also launch at Tarporley Community Centre on Sundays (starting 16 September) and Audlem Village Hall on Wednesdays (starting Wednesday 19 September).

Level of interest

Bookings for all venues are now being taken and Katie says she has been delighted by the level of interest in didi rugby’s first classes in the north west of England.
“The 18 months to 3 years age group filled up so quickly that we have decided to put on a second class at the same time to make sure everyone can join in,” she said.
“And with more people continuing to book their free places, we are going to do the same for the older age groups too.
“The reaction to the launch has been really positive and we have an amazing new, big facility in which to hold the classes so there are no problems with space. There is plenty of room to expand what we do.

Fantastic response

“We are really excited for the launch at Reaseheath and then to take classes out to Tarporley and Audlem. The response we have had has been fantastic.
“We will be giving cakes and goody bags to every little one that attends the launch and there will also be a competition offering a free didi birthday party to the lucky winner.”
didi rugby Crewe and Nantwich are also running a special offer which will see the first 50 customers signing-up for classes receive their opening month for the cost of just £10. Use the code LAUNCH when signing up for Reaseheath, Audlem or Tarporley online here.

Read more about didi rugby Crewe and Nantwich here.

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