Help to inspire young people through cricket

Our programmes give children the chance to not only play cricket, but grow a love for the sport, learn vital life skills, improve wider wellbeing and fulfil their potential


Our scale is large. We reach over half a million children each year in state schools and communities across England, Wales and Scotland. In total we have brought cricket to nearly seven million young people since 2005.


Our work prioritises young people who have fewer opportunities to play cricket. Our evidence shows that no matter where children live, they see personal, physical, social and mental health benefits from our programmes.


Cost is a huge barrier to participation in sport and so all our sessions are free for children to attend. We must raise at least £6 million each year to keep it that way.


Cricket in Schools

We deliver cricket coaching, competition and leadership development in state primary and secondary schools, giving young people an inspiring and inclusive introduction to the sport. 

Street Cricket Clubs

We deliver weekly, year-round cricket clubs in underserved areas. Designed to be fun and informal, matches last just 20 balls-a-side and coaches place a strong emphasis on life skills as well as a passion for cricket.

Free Teaching Resources

The Chance to Shine Portal is a digital bank of free teaching resources designed to support teachers to deliver cricket sessions in schools.

A Journey to Success

Our Outcomes

physical wellbeing

Through cricket, children develop a positive relationship with sport. They have fun, develop their skills, and become confident in their abilities. They continue playing in school, at a club or in their community.

Personal Development

Children develop life skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem solving. They are engaged to learn, gain experience in leading and are empowered to make positive decisions for themselves.

Mental Wellbeing

Children feel happy, confident, and included when taking part. They develop self-esteem and resilience.

Social Wellbeing

Children develop friendships, gain role models and feel connected to their community.

Our Impact

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of children had not played cricket before their Chance to Shine session.

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of Street cricketers said they’d made new friends.

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of school participants said, “It made me like cricket more”.

“Cricket was the one part of my life that changed everything.”

Samreen, Chance to Shine Street Cricketer

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