About didi rugby Loughborough
Tom and Kerry Kirkby- didi rugby Loughborough
About Tom and Kerry Kirkby
From a young age I got into rugby, playing down at my local club Loughborough Rugby Football Club, learning a new game and gaining a huge variety of new skills as well as being involved in a great team sport. Progressing through their minis and juniors sections before moving on to play for Nottingham and Derby RFC. This in turn lead to myself moving back to Loughborough RFC due to the comradeship and welcoming feeling the club represented, as well becoming a family with my wife Kerry and being able to introduce our son Jude to such a welcoming and family friendly club with the hopes of him playing for the club as well. Whilst playing I undertook various coaching roles in many different age groups, which lead me on to career in teaching and working with children from ages 4-19. Through coaching and teaching I found a love of being able to give back a variety of skills and knowledge that I have learnt through the years in a manner that is easier to understand, alongside this it has given me a sense of self fulfilment with being able to see the children to achieve goals and challenges that they thought they never would achieve.
I have always had a keen interest in rugby as a sport and have watched and supported Tom throughout his rugby playing. Since having our little boy Jude I feel really passionate about allowing him the opportunity to be involved in rugby from a young age. I’m really passionate about children having the opportunity to get involved in physical activity from a young age so it becomes a part of their lifestyle.