didi Rugby’s wonderful ambassadors share our passion for getting children involved in the sport of rugby.
They are also keen to promote the values that are right at the core of what we do.
We have Olympians, internationals, World Cup-winning players and coaches, British & Irish Lions and Aviva Premiership winners too, who are prepared to support us and give up their time as part of the didi family.
These ambassadors know exactly what is needed to get to the top – but they are also just as keen to promote the positive values of the sport to those children beginning their rugby journey with didi Rugby.
There are Women’s Rugby World Cup winners like Emily Scarratt, Vicky Fleetwood and Sarah Hunter.
World Cup-winning coaches like Gary Street and other professional coaches from the men’s game like Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers) and Graham Rowntree (British & Irish Lions, England and Harlequins).
Graham said he was a huge advocate of didi Rugby: “Having been involved with rugby at all levels my whole life, I totally believe that the values it instills in little ones to play fair, share with friends, and show respect for each other, as well as the obvious health and fitness benefits that are vital for youngsters.”
Leicester Tigers scrum-half Sam Harrison is still playing the game but is passionate about a didi Rugby class right on his doorstep which he takes his daughter to.
Away from rugby, former Leicester City and Scotland defender, Matt Elliott says he is a huge fan of getting kids involved in sport and author and broadcaster Rosemary Conley wanted to become an ambassador because it encourages a healthy and active lifestyle.
We are very proud to have such a large group of sporting professionals endorsing our didi Rugby programme.
One of Welsh rugby’s most recognisable names says she is ‘honoured’ to become a didi rugby ambassador.
And the feeling is mutual.
But it is not just in rugby that she has made a name for herself.
Non Evans is a natural-born athlete who has carved out an illustrious career as an international rugby player and a Commonwealth Games medalist at three different sports.
Having won medals at judo, wrestling and weightlifting, MBE Non then went on to become a successful businesswoman and a TV and radio presenter.
Non ended her rugby career after the 2010 World Cup, with 87 Caps and 64 tries for Wales, as well as playing 7s rugby all over the world.
An astonishing achievement.
“I am honoured to be an ambassador for didi Rugby,” said Non. “Physical activity is vitally important to everyone in terms of a healthy lifestyle but especially for little ones because these are the years where we establish habits and beliefs.
“didi rugby children get active and confident as well as enjoying a fun introduction to rugby from an early age.”
Away from the sports field, she gained a degree in sports science and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education. Since ending her sporting career in March 2011 due to injury, she has also enjoyed motivational public speaking and has been awarded the MBE by Princess Anne.
Non has always been determined to inspire others with her commitment for sport and a healthy lifestyle and that is why she was attracted to a didi rugby business which promotes similar values and outlook on life.
Spread the values
didi rugby CEO Vicky Macqueen says she is delighted to have Non on board.
“It is brilliant that Non wants to do whatever she can to help spread the values of didi rugby,” says Vicky.
“With an incredible sporting career behind her, we are delighted that she shares our passion for getting young people active and involved in the sport we all love.
“Her energy is infectious and it’s great that she wants to get involved.”