Chance to Shine launches ambassador programme

Chance to Shine is pleased to announce its first ever ambassador programme, working with players across the professional game to engage and inspire the charity’s participants.

The scheme will designate ambassadors at each of the first-class county cricket clubs in England and Wales, as well as representatives from across the women’s regional structure. 

The group will be comprised of diverse and relatable figures representative of the 600,000 children that take part in Chance to Shine’s programmes each year.  

In 2020, half of the children involved in Chance to Shine activity were girls, whilst three quarters of Street participants were from a minority ethnic background.

The ambassador programme will also provide rewarding experiences and personal development opportunities for a variety of players, from emerging talent to seasoned veterans.


Chance to Shine trustee and former England international Ebony Rainford-Brent said: “This is a really exciting initiative for the charity as we look to inspire even more children to fall in love with cricket. It will certainly be mutually beneficial, and I can say first-hand that the players will find it a heart-warming and rewarding experience. 

“Everyone across both the men’s and women’s setup has been really supportive of the concept and it comes at a crucial time as we look to get young people back playing the game that we know has such a crucial role in their development”  

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