The world's favourite rugby play programme

The Rugbytots story

How we became the world's favourite rugby play programme.

Featured in The Times

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. 80,000 children in 20 countries on 7 continents are now part of the Rugbytots family. Here in Ireland, our specially trained coaches deliver more than 150 classes per week… and the numbers keep rising!

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We're proud to give something back...


We've always been passionate about using our business to benefit others. Since 2014, we've been energetic in our support of ISPCC, sharing their belief that every child has to be heard.


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.


We've some really cool friends...


Rugbytots is proud to have had one of the most well-known brands of quality childrenswear as a partner for the last five years. Scimitar Sports make our children's Rugbytots kit and provide exclusive discounts to our customers.

We regularly work with likeminded companies to provide our customers with exclusive discounts and competitions. Our friends include Scimitar Sports, Find Your Activity, JoJo Maman Bebe, Little Dish and Fruit Bowl to name a few.

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