Marianne goes full circle

Marianne Lea, a teacher at St Agnes C.E. Primary School in Manchester was given a taste for cricket at her local club. However when the club relocated their training session Marianne was unable to attend sessions and no longer played cricket. when a Chance to Shine coach visited her school in 2010, everything changed. Read more

Street in Lockdown - Masoor Khan

Masoor Khan leads three sessions at City Academy Bristol. Masoor was furloughed during the first lockdown but was raring to go when he returned to work. We spoke to him about the impact that lockdown has had on Easton Street and what it was like when Read more

Cricket jets off in Durham

Since Lanchester EP Primary School in County Durham received CASE STUDY Chance to Shine cricket sessions for the first time in 2019, the sport has really taken off across the school. Whilst the school had previously offered some cricket for pupils in Years 4-6 they had nothing on offer for Years 1 and 2; also, external providers were rarely keen to work with the younger years. Read more

Location, Location, Location

Nottingham County Cricket Club have won every major trophy within the last 10 years. But, at the grassroots level, the city of Nottingham has just four cricket clubs that cater for a quarter of the population of the county. Green space is at a premium and less than half of children get the required physical activity each day. Read more

All the stars align in Wales

Two clubs in Wales have had their junior sections reinvigorated thanks to Chance to Shine and the All Stars Cricket programme. Read more

Worshipping cricket in Leeds

At Temple Learning Academy in Leeds, the pupils had very little experience or interest in the sport before Tom Bates, Yorkshire Cricket Board coach, began delivering Chance to Shine sessions in 2019. Read more

Coach Profile: Sophie Luff

Sophie Luff is a Community Coach for Somerset Cricket Board (SCB) and was named Schools Coach of the Year at the 2019 Chance to Shine Awards. Read more

Coach Profile: Myles Coughlan

2018 Schools Coach of the Year, Myles Coughlan delivers the Chance to Shine Schools programme in Staffordshire, ensuring that cricket thrives in schools whilst also providing CPD opportunities to help teachers improve their knowledge and confidence when delivering cricket. Read more

Igniting passions in Sparkhill

Fareed Mohammed first joined the Chance to Shine Street project in Sparkhill aged 13. Now aged 20, Fareed is employed by Warwickshire Cricket Board and has been coaching children at the same Sparkhill Street project for two years. Read more

I took cricket by the horns

Karen Douglas, a PE teacher in Luton, tells us how she took on the support and guidance from Chance to Shine and started to lead cricket in her school. Read more

Ibrahim's Story

For cricket-mad Ibrahim, a 13 year-old from Oxford, Chance to Shine Street has not only given him the opportunity to play the sport he loves regularly but also to develop personally through it. Read more