The Apprentice: You're hired

Forget the drama of the boardroom, the up-and-coming talents of Chance to Shine are out on the playground and in sports halls around the country. One-in-three Chance to Shine Street coaches were once participants and in Bristol a young cricketer is the next to follow that path. Read more

Hospital Schools

Spending time in hospital due to illness can be a very difficult and scary experience, particularly for children, and often means missing out on mainstream school and the opportunity to take part in physical activity. For those children, attending a Hospital School can help to reduce the impact of their illness on their education. Read more

"Cricket was a no-brainer"

Abel Smith School has built a cricketing community and the sport is bringing together children and parents to benefit from the sport Read more

The power of positivity

Noor Talib, a participant at Redbridge Rangers Street project was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in 2017. Whilst she was receiving treatment, Noor was unable to play cricket but once she had gone into remission, returning to the Street project was the first thing she wanted to do. Read more

IWD 2021 - Jo Herbertson

Jo Herbertson is a Secondary School teacher and sports coach, currently working with Cheshire Cricket Board as Women and Girls Club Development Officer. In January - March 2021, Jo co-hosted the Chance to Shine Live sessions, helping children to stay active during lockdown. To celebrate International Women's Day 2021, Jo has written about how she became involved in sport. Read more

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

Shine bright like a diamond!

When Clare Sanderson was approached to start a girls’ cricket session in Harehills, Leeds, she was facing an almighty challenge. Harehills is the most deprived ward in the city and 63% of residents are from minority ethnic backgrounds, a group significantly under-represented in sport. But fast-forward 12 months, Clare is running a passionate, vibrant session for around 25 girls every week. Read more

Cricket jets off in Durham

Since Lanchester EP Primary School in County Durham received 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