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

Changing attitudes towards criminal behavior

In March 2018, three school pupils were stabbed outside St Edmund Campion School in Erdington. Five weeks later, in partnership with Chance to Shine, ex-offender Tanayah Sam was in the classroom working with pupils aged 12- 16 at risk of exclusion from the school or who have been in trouble with the police before. Read more

Cricket proves its mettle in Port Talbot

Lisa Jones from Eastern Primary in Port Talbot, Wales tells about the impact that Chance to Shine has had on the pupils at the school. Read more

Queens of the Castle

Chance to Shine funds local and regional competitions to give  children the opportunity to work together and test themselves in a competitive environment. Regular local leagues and tournaments run throughout the year to give the Street cricketers the opportunity to make friends with people from other areas and play in a competitive environments. Read more

Lilly's journey to represent her country

Eighteen months ago, 10 year-old Lilly didn’t do sport. Lilly was shy, unconfident and didn’t count herself amongst the ‘sporty’ children in her class. She had played a bit of cricket on the beach with her family but despite the best efforts of her cousin Chloe, a Suffolk Cricket coach, Lily just didn’t do sport. Read more

Learning through playing cricket

Laura Whittaker is the Maths Coordinator for St. Marks Primary School in Cumbria. This year, Laura worked with Chance to Shine coach Jonathon Osbourne to capitalise on children’s excitement during coaching sessions and engage them in additional maths learning. Read more

Cricket is for everybody

Rosabella is a six-year-old girl; she works hard at school, loves to spend time with her friends and is a buzz of energy when she gets to take part in something she enjoys. Rosabella is also dealing with greater challenges than most people will ever have to tackle. Her mum, Rebecca, thinks Rosabella has around 10% of the sight of her classmates as there is a brain tumour restricting her optic nerve. Read more

Building teachers confidence and linking schools to cubs in Northumberland

In 2018, Northumberland Cricket Board inspired and coached 8,100 children in 90 primary schools through Chance to Shine. Read more

Bringing cricket to a new audience

Chance to Shine Street is focused on giving children in inner-city areas the opportunity to play cricket. For many, they already love the sport and they simply need somewhere to play but for a group of children in North London this is something completely different. Read more

"Something to Work Towards"

12-year-old Faheem Ali has been playing cricket for two years, ever since his mum spotted poster advertising cricket in the local community. Now, he aspires to one day be a professional player for Yorkshire. Read more