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

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