Chance to Shine Annual Awards 2017

Our Annual Awards returned to Lord’s Cricket Ground on Tuesday (14 November) to celebrate clubs, individuals and schools who have gone the extra mile this year to help spread the power of cricket and make the charity such a success.

The awards, supported by NatWest, saw nominees from up and down the England and Wales join us to recognise their dedication to the game, alongside special guests including England batsmen Jason Roy and Nick Compton, with host Eleanor Oldroyd.

England cricketer Jason Roy, who attended the event, said “This has been an incredibly inspiring evening. It’s been fantastic to hear the powerful stories of the people who make cricket the amazing, inclusive game that it is. Chance to Shine is a brilliant charity and they are working hard to make sure that every child in the country is given the opportunity to play and learn through cricket.”

Martyn Wilson, Head of Sponsorship & Hospitality, NatWest, said, “It has been a privilege to work with Chance to Shine this year as their first official partner. The Awards are a wonderful opportunity to put the focus on some of the many dedicated individuals who give up their time to support cricket at all levels of the game and we take great pride in being able to help recognise them.

Luke Swanson, Chief Executive at Chance to Shine, added, “Our awards celebrate some truly inspiring people who use the power of cricket to ignite new passions, teach vital skills and unite diverse communities.

Chance to Shine would like to congratulate all of our winners and thank them once again for their continued hard work and dedication.



County Cricket Board of the Year: Gloucestershire Cricket Board

Participant of the Year: Asad Rizvi

Secondary School of the Year: Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen

Inspiration Award: England Women

Coach of the Year: Adrian Crust

Street Coach of the Year: Zahoor Ahmed

Young Leader of the Year: Rosanna Brown

Primary School of the Year: Denbigh Primary School

Project of the Year: Coventry Street

NatWest No Boundaries Award: Wolverhampton Street Project

Special Recognition Award: Eaton Gordon

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