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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 Bosworth owner praises support from didi team for franchise launch
Matt Stubbs, the new franchise owner of didi rugby Bosworth, Nuneaton and Enderby says the support he has had from the didi team in the build-up to the launch of his classes has been 'fantastic'.

Speaking at the first new classes in Enderby, Matt praised the set-up and explained why he got involved in didi rugby because his own child grew in confidence so much at the sessions. 

"The support from the team has been fantastic," he said. "The brand and the package that they have put together is really something that you buy into.

"The help and assistance that Vicky Macqueen (didi owner and CEO) and her team have given during the set-up has been brilliant.

"My son came to didi as a shy lad when he was two but he has really grown in confidence so I have seen it work so it was a no-brainer to get involved.

"I have been a PE teacher for 21 years and I am passionate about getting young people involved in an active lifestyle.

Transfer skills

"It is didi rugby but children can transfer the skills they learn into other sports. Thats a key message really, you can go on to play for the minis section of a rugby club when you are too old for didi rugby - but you can also transfer those skills you learn at didi to many other sports."

"After weeks of planning, I am pleased the launch has all come together. The parents went away with smiles on their faces and, more importantly, so did the kids."

New classes are now up and running in Enderby and Nuneaton. Book your child in for a free taster session here

Find out about didi franchise opportunities with didi rugby's growing brand by clicking here. Are you ready for a new challenge supported by passionate and determined people? 

Watch more: VIDEO - Your personal invite to a free didi session session

Read more: Little Juliet forms friendship with Emily Scarratt at Enderby launch
The launch of didi rugby Bosworth classes in Enderby
The launch of didi rugby Bosworth classes in Enderby

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