How we became the world's favourite rugby play programme.
We kicked-off in 2006...
Max Webb, a rugby-playing parent was trying to find a pre-school rugby class for his three young boys...but back in 2006 there was nothing of that kind around.
It quickly became clear that he wasn't the only parent looking for a rugby play programme for younger children, and what he'd spotted was a very exciting gap in the child development sector
Seizing the opportunity to start his own business – and fulfil his wish of involving his boys in rugby at a fun and accessible level – Max founded Rugbytots
We're now 80,000 strong...
Since 2006, we have grown beyond anything we could have imagined. Today, over 80,000 children in 20 countries on seven continents are now part of the Rugbytots family. Here in Portugal, our specially trained coaches are just starting out on an exciting journey to provide fun classes to Under 7s in Lisbon and Cascais.
We’ve always been passionate about using our business to benefit others. Since 2007, we’ve donated over £500,000 to good causes and since 2015, we’ve been supporting Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby. In the last three years, we’ve raised over £250,000 for this amazing charity. For information about our 2021 charity bike ride, click here.
We make everything more fun...
Whether you're a young Rugbytot, a parent or you're working with us as a franchisee, coach or member of our Head Office team, our aim has always been to make it more fun.
From the very start, we've believed that when people have fun, the process of learning, coaching, working or even just joining in from the side-lines becomes more meaningful and memorable.
So, while we're serious about what we do, we are even more serious about doing it with a smile, passion and good humour!
We're forever looking forward...
We've always worked hard to be innovative and push the boundaries of what an exceptional pre-school class should entail. We continually invest in kit and equipment that's designed to our own specifications.
We developed our 'fun first' programme to promote core rugby principles while meeting important pre-school learning objectives such as colour, number and body-part recognition; counting, socialising, following instructions and using imagination.
All of this combines to make Rugbytots a truly distinctive experience – and one that we are always aiming to make even better.