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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: didi rugby are looking for new franchise owners
CEO Vicky Macqueen says didi rugby are on the lookout for new franchise owners.

Those people must have a passion for getting children active and be looking to run a business on a part-time or full-time basis. Full training and support, both before and after a launch, will be provided by didi rugby UK.

Successful applicants will join a friendly, committed and close-knit team who share ideas, experiences and best practice to create a winning community within the business.

“This is a great opportunity for people to get involved in something they are passionate about,” said Vicky.

“It is a business opportunity but it is a business that we want you to care about because we all want to get more children active and involved in sport.

“It’s also a great chance to integrate and become more of a part of your community and meet lots of new people along the way.

“didi franchises can be run on a full or part-time venture and there are opportunities for everyone if you are the right sort of person to join us.

Right values

“We are looking for people with the right ideals and values and those who want to bring activity to children’s lives and be a part of what we are doing.

“Having a rugby background is a bonus but it is really is not crucial and some of our most recent franchises are owned by people from a non-rugby background.

‘A didi franchise is ideal for someone who wants a change of pathway or someone who simply has a passion for children and wants to see them active in their community.”

If you would like to find out more about the opportunities of running a didi rugby franchise in your area, contact info@didirugby.com or Vicky@didirugby.com

Watch more: VIDEO - Little Juliet forms special bond with didi ambassador at launch

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didi rugby CEO Vicky Macqueen
didi rugby CEO Vicky Macqueen

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