didi cricket seeks new venues after successful taster sessions

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didi cricket has got off to a great start with four sessions at Stoke Orchard Community Centre near Cheltenham producing plenty of fun, laughter and no little skill!

Coach Keith Smith is the first didi rugby coach in the country to pilot the new classes and he has been delighted with what he has seen.

With similar principles being applied from his didi rugby classes across the Cheltenham area, sports lover Keith has seen children extend their sporting prowess with fun and games involving a bat and ball this time.

“We were absolutely full for the first week with 30 kids turning up for a taster session,” said Keith.

“With so many of them coming back in the following weeks too, I think they clearly enjoyed themselves and the kids were better than I expected.

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“It was great to see so many of them getting a quick grasp of hitting a ball after I had taught them how to hold a bat and the parent engagement was lovely to see as well.

“I had some really positive comments afterwards and am looking forward to carrying on the classes now.”

Regular classes will get underway from Sunday 1 March at Stoke Orchard Community Centre and Keith is looking for more settings to expand his list of venues and extra coaches to help oversee the sessions.

If any cricket club in the Cheltenham, Gloucester and Forest of Dean areas are interested in hosting didi cricket sessions and maybe open up a pathway to provide possible future members of their club, please get in touch via our Facebook page or emailing keith.smith@didirugby.com.

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Find a didi rugby class in Cheltenham at Uckington Village Hall

Find a didi rugby class in Cheltenham at Uckington Village Hall

Introduce your children to rugby at a young age with didi rugby classes at Uckington Village Hall in Cheltenham.

There are three age groups: 18 months to three years, three to four and four to six.

Our programme is designed to get kids active, teach them new skills and improve their co-ordination, speed and balance. It will also help them learn social skills while they have lots of fun in a positive, safe and friendly environment.

These classes are ideal for children living in: Uckington, Elmstone, Elmstone Hardwicke, Boddington, Barrow, Staverton, Arle, Hester’s Way, Wyman’s Brook, Swindon Village, St Paul’s and Cheltenham.

Uckington Village Hall

Uckington
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 9SR

Ran by didi sport Cheltenham
Contact Keith Smith – 07846 597813
keith.smith@didirugby.com

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Find a didi rugby class in Cheltenham at Stoke Orchard Community Centre

Find a didi rugby class in Cheltenham at Stoke Orchard Community Centre

Introduce your children to rugby at a young age with didi rugby classes at Stoke Orchard Community Centre in Cheltenham.

There are three age groups: 18 months to three years, three to four and four to six.

Our programme is designed to get kids active, teach them new skills and improve their co-ordination, speed and balance. It will also help them learn social skills while they have lots of fun in a positive, safe and friendly environment.

These classes are ideal for children living in: Stoke Orchard, Tredington, Hardwicke, Coombe Hill, Deerhurst Walton, Elmstone Hardwicke, Boddington, Fiddington and Brockhampton.

Stoke Orchard Community Centre

Armstrong Rd
Stoke Orchard
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52 7SB

Ran by didi sport Cheltenham
Contact Keith Smith – 07846 597813
keith.smith@didirugby.com

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About didi Rugby Cheltenham

Contact – Keith Smith – 07846 597813
keith.smith@didirugby.com

Keith Smith – didi rugby Cheltenham

Keith has a long and proud rugby-playing career behind him with appearances for Gloucester, Lydney, Cinderford and Cheltenham Saracens.

Before setting up didi rugby Cheltenham, Keith was a senior coach with didi rugby Gloucester in Highnam. His experience here inspired him to spread the values of didi rugby to the Cheltenham area and set up his own franchise.

Daughter Ellie will help Keith with coaching duties. The talented teenager is heading to Hartpury College to study athletics.

Keith enjoyed a career in the police force before moving onto to sporting challenges.

A few words from Keith

“I have already seen at my Highnam class, the positive influence that didi rugby can have on children,”

“It shows what can be done by getting children active and involved in sport.

“I am a firm believer in kids being active and getting them off their consoles and computers and getting them outside their houses to have fun and play sport. Hopefully, we can get plenty of children involved in the Cheltenham area.”