Kiri knows a thing or two about rugby too! Having played competitive rugby from an early age, she represented Great Britain University 7s team, captained the University if Wales Institute (now Cardiff Met) and has a BSC in Sport and Physical Education.
“I lived and worked in Sydney for over four years where I gained a lot of experience in sport development and customer relations so I can’t wait to launch this new didi rugby franchise,” added Kiri.
Rich meanwhile, has taught physical education and special educational needs for 40 years. As part of that work, he qualified as a councillor and specialised in working with students who suffer from anxiety.
He is a Level 3 rugby coach and has been involved with coaching Kenilworth RFC. He has also coached Lichfield Ladies in the Premiership, the Midlands Women’s team and has been involved with England’s Regional Higher Performance Academy.
This ever-active grandfather is still playing the game too – for Kenilworth Pirates vets.
“I am driven to explain the importance of physical activity, fun, health and well-being in all ages,” said Rich.
“My philosophy is to develop social skills, team work and empathy for others from a young age because that will benefit our youngsters in the future. didi rugby is the perfect environment for this foundation.”
didi rugby founder Vicky Macqueen is delighted to have Kiri and Rich on board.
“We are so excited to have their passion for the values we promote and I know they are going to do an amazing job of spreading the didi rugby gospel in the Coventry, Kenilworth and South Warwickshire area,” she said.
“I know the quality of what they will be delivering and it will be right out of the top drawer.”