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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

VIDEO: Crewe & Nantwich team are didi rugby's pioneers in the north west
Just three months after launching didi rugby Crewe & Nantwich, franchise owner Katie Heirene is now running classes in five different venues.
Katie and her team are didi rugby’s pioneers for the north west region and her Crewe and Nantwich franchise is the first one to open in the area.

The popularity of didi rugby’s early months in the region have helped Katie to spread the values and enjoyment of didi rugby classes far and wide.
And classes are now taking place in Tarporley, Audlem, Nantwich and Whitchurch.
The latter of those venues represents Crewe & Nantwich’s first partnership with a rugby club, going in line with didi rugby’s desire to build strong links with clubs to provide a natural progression for children and their parents when kids become too old for didi classes after the age of six.
Katie says she is grateful for the support she has received from parents, clubs, businesses and organisations and is also looking forward to delivering her first didi rugby birthday party this weekend.
“It has been a very exciting first few months,” said Katie. “I really enjoy delivering the classes and we have some fantastic groups now.
“The kids are really getting to grips with the games we play and I love it when, a few weeks after they start, the children are happy for their parents to take a step back and they get stuck in on their own. It shows their confidence is blossoming.”

To book your child in for a FREE taster session at a didi rugby Crewe & Nantwich class, click here

For more details on didi rugby classes or parties, visit www.didirugby.com

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Crewe & Nantwich owner Katie Heirene
Crewe & Nantwich owner Katie Heirene

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