A new didi Rugby franchise has just launched in Yorkshire and, in a close-knit county, it is no surprise that this is a real family affair.
Husband and wife Pete and Emma Cutress are ploughing their passion for the sport of rugby into the new set-up and have a vested interest in making it a success…because their own kids will be getting involved too.
“I am so excited about the launch of didi Yorkshire as this gives the opportunity to share my passion and enthusiasm for providing a safe, fun environment for children to grow, learn and develop key skills in,” said Emma.
“Having two small children ourselves, this kind of active class for youngsters is something which is really important to me because it encourages them to develop confidence in not only themselves but their ability to make new friends and overall, have fun!
“It is a great opportunity for parents to meet and build new friendships too, something which is vital when you have little ones ruling the house!
“didi Rugby is the kind of group which is helping my children to shine and I can’t wait to see the positive impact it has on others too.”
Promote a healthy and active lifestyle
Coming from a family with an older brother and sports-loving father, much of Emma’s childhood was spent on the sidelines cheering on, one or the other.
She soon realised the value of sport, not only on a community but for its ability to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Now, with two children of their own, Emma, Pete and the kids love a walk and they swim as often as possible.
Inspired by the success of didi Rugby founder Vicky Macqueen in her home county of Leicestershire, Emma and Pete are determined to make their didi base just as popular and entertaining for the young children in Yorkshire.
“Having watched Vicky’s passion turn didi Rugby into such a success in her hometown, it seemed like the obvious next step for us,” she said.
“Pete and I have been keen to ensure that our children grow up happy, confident and healthy, whilst understanding the importance of fun in everything they do – and now it’s going to be our job!”