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

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

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