Working with the RFU
didi rugby have been part of the working group that has led to the launch of the Rugby Union (RFU) framework for England Rugby Early Years Guidance.
The game’s governing body have responded to the fact that clubs around the country have shown a keen interest in working with the 18 month to five years age group and so have created a thorough document to help them implement that set-up.
Keen to develop practical guidance and information for clubs and providers, the RFU invited didi rugby founder CEO Vicky Macqueen to be part of the working group that has contributed to the final document because didi rugby is already a well-respected nationwide provider for that age group.
Vicky was also invited to appear in the RFU’s official video to promote the guidance.
Vicky said: “Now there is a guideline out there that clubs can access and come to people like us to ask if we can deliver it for them because they want it doing at a high standard. It has been great to be able to add my experience and contribute to this framework.
“didi rugby classes develop skills like movement, agility, listening, communication and working with others and we have loved seeing the results of our sessions over the past three years.”
didi rugby holds classes for children aged 18 months to six years across the UK. It has put links in place with clubs all over the country to help provide a steady stream of confident youngsters for clubs’ mini sections when they grow too old for didi rugby age groups.
The RFU’s Kids First Development Manager Adam Cottingham added: “England Rugby Early Years Guidance was created to provide a club or provider with guidance and information on how to create safe, enjoyable age and stage-appropriate activity for children aged 18 months to five years.”
didi rugby are fully behind the England Rugby Early Years Guidance and are available to consult, offer advice, set-up and run classes within rugby clubs around the country.
To see the positive effect that partnerships with didi rugby have had on local clubs, watch these videos with the chairman of Coventry RFC and Hinckley RFC.