Former Governor of the Bank of England, Lord King, is President of Chance to Shine. He first fell in love with cricket at Wolverhampton Grammar School and is a co-founder of our campaign. Lord King, along with Mark Nicholas and Duncan Fearnley, launched the Chance to Shine initiative to arrest the decline in state school cricket.

For Lord King, cricket was hugely beneficial: "Playing cricket at school taught me the importance of practice and team-work. Captaining a side on the field helped me significantly in my career in later years.

I believe that cricket can play a unique role in the education of children. It is the ultimate team game that reaches across boundaries of gender, race and class, offering opportunity to all.”