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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 forms partnership to promote activity in Hinckley and Bosworth schools
Children enjoy a didi rugby class
Children enjoy a didi rugby class
didi rugby has joined forces with Hinckley and Bosworth School Sport and Activity Network (HBSSPAN) to promote physical activity for four to six-year-olds.

The formal link will see all 58 schools in the Hinckley and Bosworth area of Leicestershire get access to a free taster session hosted by didi rugby.

The sessions will teach multi skills to Key Stage 1 children based on the principles and values of rugby.

HBSSPAN is responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of school sport, physical activity and leadership opportunities across the Hinckley and Bosworth area and School Games Organsier Steph Tirrell said didi rugby’s offering was an ideal fit.

“Vicky was previously a head of PE within our network so she already knows the sort of requirements needed within our schools,” she said.


“We want to get the right message out to the schools in our area and our partnership with didi shows that it’s a reputable link because it is coming from SSPAN.

“Last year we held a rugby festival with years 1 and 2 together and this year’s event in March will be called the ‘didi rugby Festival’ - a big tag rugby festival and fun day for four to six-year olds which will take place at Bosworth Academy in Desford.”

didi rugby is a nationwide franchise based in Hinckley and founder and CEO Vicky Macqueen said she could not wait to get more children involved, having fun and learning key skills in classes throughout the Hinckley and Bosworth area.

“We are on the same page with HBSSPAN and are determined to work together to improve activity levels and opportunities for all of our young people,” said Vicky.

“I am extremely passionate about the benefits that didi rugby can bring to children. There is a lot more to it than just rugby and we are delighted to have the opportunity to spread our values to school children in the area.”

Read more: Children with disabilities receive a warm welcome at didi rugby classes

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