NEWS: England star Manu Tuilagi joins didi rugby as an ambassador

didi rugby ambassador Manu Tuilagi offers a thumb-up

One of the biggest names in world rugby, Manu Tuilagi, has become an ambassador for didi rugby.

With his own family now running around having fun, the powerful centre, who now plays for Sale Sharks after making his name at Leicester Tigers, says he knows the value of getting kids active.

“What an amazing programme didi rugby is, allowing the little ones and their families to get physically active and involved in our great sport of rugby,” said Manu.

“But the most important thing is for the little ones to have fun and enjoy themselves and get a brilliant introduction into our sport through didi rugby classes.”

Manu Tuilagi joins Sale

Having made his debut for Leicester in 2009, Manu made a name for himself as an incredibly powerful runner, like-breaker and tackler and that led to a successful career with both the England national team and the British & Irish Lions.

Tuilagi left Leicester and joined Sale Sharks in 2020 after 11 years at Welford Road.

He remains one of the most iconic figures in world rugby. didi rugby CEO Vicky Macqueen says she is delighted that the man who grew up in Vicky’s home town of Hinckley has joined the didi family to encourage more youngsters to get involved in the sport.

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“Manu is a huge figure in world rugby and everyone at didi rugby is buzzing about his decision to become an ambassador for us,” she said.

“What some people don’t know is that Manu is a lovely person and a family man who adores his home life with family and friends.

“Coming from a big family himself with lots of brothers, he knows the importance of play and having fun as a youngster and he will be encouraging children across the country to get involved in didi rugby classes to grow both their skills and confidence, while having fun.”

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Sam Vesty is a didi rugby ambassador

Former England, Leicester, Bath and Worcester star, Sam Vesty, has become a didi rugby ambassador.

Now enjoying his role as Northampton Saints’ attack coach in the Gallagher Premiership, Sam says he ‘shares the same values’ as didi rugby and wanted to get involved and help spread those values whenever he can.

With three children of his own, Sam says he knows all about the importance of getting youngsters involved in activity and fun at a young age.

“I am privileged and honoured to become a didi rugby ambassador,” said the 38-year-old.

“I wanted to do this because I share the same values as didi rugby of getting kids active and having fun. Classes can also be used as a development tool to help children gain in confidence.

“You can also learn a lot of life skills through rugby like team work, discipline and respect, and these can be carried over into any walk of life.

“So come and join us, find your local didi rugby class and book your child in to enjoy a free taster session at any venue around the country.”

Sam Vesty

didi rugby founder and CEO, Vicky Macqueen, has known Sam a long time from his days as a fourth generation of Leicester Tigers players.

“Sam is a fantastic person, was a very talented player and is now proving himself to be one fo the best coaches in the country,” she said.

“He has very strong family values and has always been very active with his own children: Harry, Max and Charlotte.

“We are honoured to have him join the didi family and can’t wait to get him involved in what we do.”