Find a didi rugby class in Treorchy at Rhondda Cynon Taf

Find a didi rugby class in Treorchy at Rhondda Cynon Taf

Introduce your children to rugby at a young age with didi rugby South Wales classes at Rhondda Cynon Taf in Treorchy.

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

These classes are ideal for children living in: Treorchy

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Parc Busnes Treorci
Abergorki Industrial Estate
Treorchy
CF42 6DL
Ran by didi Rugby Swansea  

Contact Jaz Joyce – 07531 318348
jaz.joyce@didirugby.com

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Find a didi rugby class in Nuneaton at Nuneaton Rugby Club

Find a didi rugby class in Nuneaton at Nuneaton Rugby Club

Introduce your children to rugby at a young age with didi rugby classes at Nuneaton Rugby Club in Nuneaton. There are three age groups: 18 months to three years, three to four and four to six.

Our program 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: Nuneaton

Nuneaton Rugby Club

Attleborough Fields
Liberty Way
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV11 6RR

Ran by didi rugby Coventry and Warwickshire
Contact Andy Fox – 07506 191982 
andy.fox@didirugby.com

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Find a didi rugby class in Rugby at Old Laurentians Rugby Club

Find a didi rugby class in Rugby at Old Laurentians Rugby Club

Introduce your children to rugby at a young age with didi rugby classes at Old Laurentians Rugby Club in Rugby. There are three age groups: 18 months to three years, three to four and four to six.

Our program 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: Rugby

Old Laurentians Rugby Club

Fenley Field
Lime Tree Ave
Bilton
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV22 7QT

Ran by didi rugby Coventry and Warwickshire
Contact Andy Fox – 07506 191982 
andy.fox@didirugby.com

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Find a didi rugby class in Coventry at Trinity Guild Rugby Club

Find a didi rugby class in Coventry at Trinity Guild Rugby Club

Introduce your children to rugby at a young age with didi rugby classes at Trinity Guild Rugby Club in Coventry. There are three age groups: 18 months to three years, three to four and four to six.

Our program 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: Coventry

Trinity Guild Rugby Club

rear of Finham Park School
Green Lane
Coventry
Warwickshire
CV3 6EA

Ran by didi rugby Coventry and Warwickshire
Contact Andy Fox – 07506 191982 
andy.fox@didirugby.com

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didi rugby is coming to Newcastle and Bromley

Maxine Bromley (right) stands with didi rugby founder and CEO Vicky Macqueen (left) and former England flanker Maggie Alphonsi

There’s some great news for young rugby fans in Newcastle and Bromley – didi rugby is coming your way soon. 

Our classes in Bromley will be led by former England Women’s rugby captain Maxine Edwards.

So our new didi stars will certainly be learning from the very best. 

Maxine was England skipper when didi rugby founder and CEO Vicky Macqueen flew out to represent her country in New Zealand as an 18-year-old.

Maxine Edwards

She will be bringing a huge amount of energy and knowledge to classes in and around the Bromley area.

“I first became interested in playing rugby at 18 and joined Bromley RFC in Hayes” she said.

“Since then, I have represented the South East Region and the South Division, playing at Blackheath FC and Saracens RFC, before achieving over 40 caps as an England International and being fortunate to captain the side for 2 successful seasons. 

Maxine Bromley (right) stands with didi rugby founder and CEO Vicky Macqueen (left) and former England flanker Maggie Alphonsi
Maxine Bromley (right) stands with didi rugby founder and CEO Vicky Macqueen (left) and former England flanker Maggie Alphonsi

“I have been working as a secondary school teacher in Kent for 18 years, working with children from 11 to 18 years of age and have been looking for a real and long-term opportunity to encourage young people to experience the joy that being active, and sport has given me.”

Our new classes in Newcastle will be coming soon too. Lead by Sophie and Hattie Elliott-Edwards, they are expected to launch this summer.

didi rugby Newcastle

The local area is home to a Premiership Rugby club in Newcastle Falcons and the sport has grown hugely in popularity there over the past decade.

The pair are both very excited to join the didi rugby family and to provide local  children with fun activities and new skills. 

Sophie and Hattie Elliott-Edwards stand together with young son Oliver wearing red didi rugby tops
Sophie and Hattie Elliott-Edwards stand together with young son Oliver wearing red didi rugby tops

More information regarding the time and dates of the launches will be following soon. In the mean time, if you would like to register your child for a free taster session when classes in. both areas become live, please email info@didirugby.com.

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NEWS: didi rugby sign new kit deal with SAMURAI

The word 'SAMURAI' in black text against a white backdrop

didi rugby have secured a new kit deal with one of rugby’s most recognisable brand names.

SAMURAI will be didi rugby’s official kit suppliers.

The business is one of the most respected kit producers across the world of rugby, cricket, netball and hockey. They also offer some stunning leisurewear for both men and women.

Leicester Tigers player Namani Nadolo wears a green top with SAMURAI branding on it
SAMURAI are Leicester Tigers official kit suppliers in 2022

SAMURAI have been making premium products for over 25 years and continue to shine as a leading global team-wear brand.

They are official kit suppliers to another one of didi rugby’s high-profile partners, Leicester Tigers (see above).

Vicky Macqueen

And there is a special link between the two businesses as didi rugby owner and CEO Vicky Macqueen explains.

“We are thrilled to be partnered with SAMURAI,” said Vicky. “I have personally represented SAMURAI on the rugby Sevens circuit and love the values and the ethos behind the brand.

“didi rugby’s values and mission is to grow the game at grass roots level getting more young children and their families involved in our amazing game.

“We are looking forward to working on this with SAMURAI for the good of the game and utilising our place in the market to inspire more young children and their parents to get involved in rugby.

kit

“Our bright red designs have always been popular with children and parents alike and we are excited about getting SAMURAI’s take on our kit out and about amongst our franchises across the UK.

Darren Bird, our Sales and Business Development Manager added: “SAMURAI are really excited by this partnership.

“It means a great deal to us to be able to support the next rugby generation and we’re proud to be associated with didi rugby’s fantastic vision.”

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Parent Max loved didi rugby so much she is now coaching classes

A didi rugby mother Max and her young son Nathan smile at the camera in their garden

Five-year-old Nathan has joined the long line of children from didi rugby Reading to have come through the didi age groups and decided to continue his rugby journey at a local didi partner club.

 

Having loved his didi sessions for three years, Nathan will now move up to tag rugby at Reading RFC and will take all of the skills and confidence he has learned with him.

 

But while he was enjoying his time at didi classes, his mum Max was enjoying it too.

 

A didi rugby mother Max and her young son Nathan smile at the camera in their garden
Max and Nathan with big didi smiles

 

So much so that when she was asked to stand in and help for one particular session, she decided to become a member of the didi rugby Reading coaching team soon after.

 

“Nathan and I have loved our time with didi rugby,” Max said.

 

“And that started from his very first trial session at Blue Coat School in Reading, when coach Clare was running the class.

Attention to detail

 

“They were giving stickers out to say well done to the kids at the end and Clare said it was also someone’s birthday…Nathan’s. I had not even mentioned it to her and that just showed how great their attention to detail was. I was sold at that moment and knew didi was for us.

 

“Nathan has loved it and worked his way through the age groups. He loves all of the coaches and you can tell Craig loves his job too because it comes out in his coaching.”

 

Max added: “Nathan is five now and has been coming to didi for three years. Not only does he love the fun side of things but he has learnt so many new skills, as well as the colours and numbers educational side of things too.

Sense of achievement

 

“I have recently decided to take a career break and when I was asked to help out at a didi session and really enjoyed it, I agreed to do a few more when Craig asked me to.

 

“I am still doing that and I love it. There’s a real sense of achievement for me. Kids come into a new session shy and holding a parent’s hand. Then to play a part in them enjoying themselves, running up to you as a coach and giving you a high-five is great to see. To see their growth in confidence is astonishing!”

 

Max will be coaching throughout the summer and will then help out when needed as the autumn term arrives.

 

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Find a didi rugby class in Coventry and Warwickshire at Leamington Rugby Club

Find a didi rugby class in Coventry and Warwickshire at Leamington Rugby Club

Introduce your children to rugby at a young age with didi rugby classes at Leamington Rugby Club in Leamington Spa. There are three age groups: 18 months to three years, three to four and four to six.

Our program 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:
Stoneleigh
Kenilworth
Ashow
Leek Wootton
Cubbington
Leamington

Leamington Rugby Club

Moorefields
Kenilworth Road
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 6RG

Ran by didi rugby Coventry and Warwickshire
Contact Andy Fox – 07506 191982 
andy.fox@didirugby.com

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Keri Holdsworth’s family legacy is strong as nephew Kit starts didi rugby

Kit Chadwick smiles holding onto a rugby ball

didi rugby never sets out to make a young child into an international superstar.

But young Kit Chadwick might just be one to keep an eye on.

Kit Chadwick goes to didi rugby at Clitheroe RFC
Kit Chadwick goes to didi rugby at Clitheroe RFC

The two-and-a-half year old has just started classes at didi rugby at Clitheroe RFC and loves running around and having fun with his new mates.

A love of the game is in his blood.

Not only are his uncles rugby mad but his aunt Keri Holdsworth was too until a car crash in 2014 ended her life far too early.

Keri’s legacy remains strong though.

Keri Holdsworth

When she passed away, Keri had made 15 appearances for Scotland as a back-row forward between 2008-10 and was a much-loved member of the Watsonian FC club.

Her passion for physiotherapy saw her progress that love on the rugby field too and she soon became part of the medical set-up with Scotland’s age grade rugby teams.

So much was her contribution to the game in fact that she was inducted into the Scottish Rugby’s Hall of Fame as one of five women to be awarded the honour.

Former Scotland Rugby player Keri Holdsworth in a Scotland kit
Former Scotland Rugby player – and Kit Chadwick’s auntie – Keri Holdsworth

The Scottish Rugby website says of Kit’s Aunt Keri: ‘As a graduate of Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, she progressed her career as a physiotherapist in NHS Fife but also gave back so much to the sport of rugby, whether at club level with Watsonians RFC, the FASIC Sports Medicine Centre at Edinburgh University or with Scotland age-grade teams and international players.

‘She was also a physiotherapist volunteer at the 2012 Olympics in London and was immensely supportive of young players developing in rugby, bringing her skills and enthusiasm for the game to girls’ festivals and tournaments.’

didi rugby Blackburn and Ribble Valley

Keri is much missed by her family but sister, and Kit’s mum Fiona, is enjoying seeing the latest family member run around with a ball in his hands.

“Keri was was completely dedicated to rugby and she absolutely loved the sport,” said Fiona. “Her ultimate goal was to join the medics team at Scottish Rugby. She was very focused and driven. She loved everything about it.

“We live in Clitheroe and grew up in Alnwick, where there is a real rugby tradition. Keri and both of our brothers, James and Tom, were rugby players on the back of that.

“We were at Clitheroe RFC watching Six Nations games recently and we started to get Kit into it. We are big Scotland supporters.

Try time

“I asked the club if there were any classes for young kids and they pointed towards the didi rugby Blackburn and Ribble Valley sessions that John and James O’Ryan ran. Kit went for his first session a few weeks ago and loves it.

“He has a little ball at home and is shouts ‘try time’ when he plays. At this age, it’s just nice to get them playing and having fun.

“Kit was only five months old when lockdown so it has been great to see him playing with other kids and learning how to take turns and engage with others.

“Everyone at didi has been very welcoming and the first few weeks have seen amazing weather as well so running around in the fresh air is great for him.”

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Find a didi rugby class in Wetherby at Wetherby High School

Find a didi rugby class in Wetherby at Wetherby High School

Introduce your children to rugby at a young age with didi rugby classes in Wetherby at Wetherby High School. There are three age groups: 18 months to three years, three to four and four to six.

Our program 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: Harewood, East Keswick, Collingham, Boston Spa, Bramham, Tockwith, Tadcaster, Wighill, Spofforth and Bardsey.

Wetherby High School

Hallfield Lane
Wetherby
West Yorkshire
LS22 6JS

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Contact Lucy Barnett – 07814 873132  
lucy.barnett@didirugby.com

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