WHAT WE DO

We want all young people to have the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket. We want them to learn a love of the game and to find a sense of belonging through the sport; developing their wider wellbeing and life skills to help fulfil their potential.

Our work

Chance to Shine is a national charity that aims to give all children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket. We believe that cricket can help to develop the personal, social and physical skills of the children and young people we with.

Our scale is large; we support around 600,000 young people each year. Whilst we are proud of this, it is our impact on young people that is paramount.

Last year…

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gender split

604,638

young people

0 %

of parents said that their child would not partake in any other extra curricular sport or activity if it wasn’t for Chance to Shine.

0 %

of teachers agreed that taking part in Chance to Shine sessions supported their pupils’ personal development.

Where we work

 
We collaborate with a delivery network of trusted partners, including the county cricket network, to deliver coaching, competition and leadership development in state primary and secondary schools, as well as helping young people to continue playing out of school in their community. We also support teachers to deliver cricket themselves through training and digital resources.

Areas where many young people live in poverty

There are 130 Local Authorities where more than a third of children live in poverty - from urban areas like Tower Hamlets (50%), to rural areas like County Durham (40%) and coastal areas such as Great Yarmouth (35%). There are 5,500 schools in these areas where a high proportion of children are eligible for Free School Meals.

Schools with a cricket club nearby

When looking at areas where many young people live in poverty, we know there are currently 600 existing cricket clubs – 300 clubs with a junior section and 300 Street clubs. Within one mile of these clubs, a 15-minute walk, there are 2,700 schools where young people could try cricket and continue playing nearby.

Areas where many young people are inactive

Sport England’s Active Lives research helps us prioritise areas where many young people are physically inactive - those who move for less than 30 minutes a day, including walking. For example, 30 - 50% of young people in Dover, Lewisham, Blackpool and Breckland are inactive.

Areas where there is no accessible cricket club

There are currently over 6,000 schools in communities without access to any form of cricket club. Our approach will develop Street clubs and offer Chance to Shine to a cluster of surrounding schools so children who find a love of cricket in such schools can continue to play accessible cricket in the community.

How we work

We have strong partnerships with many organisations, particularly the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Sport England, who support and enable our work. We are committed to playing our part in helping the ECB make cricket the most inclusive sport. Sport England are long-term supporters of our Street programme, and as such we welcome their ‘Uniting The Movement’ journey to transform lives and communities through sport.

We grant fund our Delivery Partners, including the county cricket network, Cricket Wales and Cricket Scotland, to deliver Chance to Shine cricket sessions, via a national network of more than 600 professionally trained Community Cricket Coaches

CRICKET IN SCHOOLS

We collaborate with a delivery network of trusted partners, including the county cricket network, to deliver coaching and competitions in state primary and secondary schools, as well as helping young people to continue playing out of school in their community, whilst our coaches empower teachers to deliver cricket sessions themselves.

LAST YEAR…

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state primary schools

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schools with a higher than average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals

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state secondary schools

STREET CRICKET CLUBS

We run cricket clubs for young people in underserved areas according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD 1-3) and other key data. Street clubs run weekly, all year round and are free for young people to attend – they are a place where participants can call their own.

Clubs are placed in easy-to-access locations, often within walking distance of participants. Coaches place a strong emphasis on life skills as well as a passion for cricket.

LAST YEAR…

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Street Cricket Clubs across England, Scotland and Wales.

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of participants are from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

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of participants live in the 30% most deprived areas of England.

Our Values

Trusted

We provide safe spaces to play. We are reliable, transparent and make well informed decisions – never afraid to hold ourselves and others to account.

Inspiring

We lead by example, inspiring young people, partners and supporters with our passion for cricket and its transformative powers.

Ambitious

We think big in whatever we do. Our decisions are fearless but well-informed, showing people what cricket can be.

Inclusive

We ensure every child and young person feels that they belong in cricket. We show bravery in our commitment to equity.

Fun

We love what we do and use our creativity to put smiles on the faces of those we engage with.

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