It will be a star-studded affair when didi rugby Gloucestershire launches on Sunday June 10.
Under the leadership of former England player Susie Appleby, didi rugby’s latest franchise is edging closer to a launch that everyone is looking forward to.
And, along with Susie, who earned 65 England caps during an 11-year career at the top and now coaches Gloucester/Hartpury in the Tyrrells Premier 15s, there will be plenty of well-known faces there to join in the fun.
Danielle ‘Nolli’ Waterman is the latest World Cup winner and Olympian to confirm her attendance and she will be joined by Natasha Hunt and fellow England star, Ceri Large on what promises to be a memorable and fun-filled day.
“It’s currently full steam ahead and we are all raring to go,” said Susie, who will be running the franchise with fellow director Suzanne Appleby-Jones.
“We are really excited about introducing didi rugby into The Forest of Dean and the rest of Gloucestershire.
We want to make a real difference
“There is a lack of activities for young people in the area and we want to make a real difference to rugby clubs, schools, pre-schools, other local business and the community around us.
“Three schools have already decided to include didi rugby as part of their P.E. curriculum in the autumn term and we look forward to confirming more pre-school and school sessions in the coming weeks. We can’t wait to host our first didi rugby birthday party too!”
didi rugby Gloucestershire will launch at Lydney RFC and free taster sessions for all age groups will be available between 10am and Midday.
Parents are invited to book their child in and come along to see what didi rugby has to offer. The England contingent will be joining in too and will be available for photos and autographs throughout the morning. Classes will then continue at Lydney on Wednesdays and Saturdays and other venues are expected to be confirmed soon.
“Parents, schools and local businesses have already been incredibly enthusiastic and supportive and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible on June 10 and beyond,” added Susie.