Creating the Right Environment

On a Saturday morning, Thornton Heath Leisure Centre is a sea of smiling faces. Across four high tempo street sessions, up to 140 young people experience the joy of cricket every week. Read more

Street in Rochdale

Chance to Shine Street projects are located in areas where children and young people have fewer opportunities to play, in venues that are safe and easily accessible. This is how Chance is Shine is using Street cricket to help young people get active in Rochdale. Read more

Coach Billy

Bilal Hussain was one of the first people to join a Street project in Nottingham. In his words, here is why Chance to Shine Street was the perfect opportunity to be involved with the sport. Read more

Finding a game for Robert

Robert never thought P.E. was for him. Sport led to frustration; an environment where he would struggle to fit in. Then Chance to Shine came to Stanningley Primary. Read more

Life is better with...Cricket!

Across the country, young people have not only been missing playing cricket but have also been missing their friends. Aware of this, the Gloucestershire Cricket Board team were keen to help the young people they work with to feel a sense of normality when they returned to the projects in Bristol. Read more

Faizah's story

For a young woman from Birmingham, her cricketing family has helped her to manage her wellbeing. She’s now speaking out about her experiences to support others who are struggling with their mental health. Read more

Cricket crowned at Windsor

In the football-dominated city of Liverpool, it’s cricket that is providing a fun and inclusive way for young people to get active. Not only have the children enjoyed their PE sessions but they’re desperate for more opportunities to pick up a bat and a ball. Read more

Cricket burns bright in the Black Country

In the West Midlands, cricket took off during lockdown as the pupils joined in with our Cricket at Home sessions. The inclusive nature of the sport has helped all the children to get active and have fun. Read more

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