Update on Chance to Shine Programmes (Feb 2021)

In light of the government’s plan to ease lockdown and end nationwide restrictions, the Chance to Shine team is working tirelessly to ensure that we are ready to return to in-person delivery as soon as the guidance allows.

The Department for Education (DfE) have confirmed that schools will re-open from Monday 8 March 2021, at which stage Chance to Shine coaches can return to delivering our programmes in-person (or on school sites).*

Plans are also underway to ensure that our secondary school girls programme can be delivered at this time.

In addition, with formerly-organised outdoor sports for under 18s and adults restarting from Monday 29 March, we are working closely with ECB to finalise details for a safe return to play for our Street programmes.

Chance to Shine Chief Executive Laura Cordingley said “Having this roadmap in place to return to in-person delivery is very encouraging. The last year has been so difficult for so many and our work supporting young people across the country to get active has become more important than ever. Cricket is an incredibly powerful sport and we know it can play a vital part in getting young people back on their feet. Our priority will be to do so in a manner which is accessible and safe for coaches, teachers and young people.”

Once again we would like to thank our key funding partners: ECB, Sport England and NatWest as well as our incredible donors, trusts, foundations and corporate partners for their continued support over the last 12 months.

*Please note that the Welsh Government has issued separate guidance.

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