What we achieve

 Since 2005 Chance to Shine have delivered cricket to nearly seven million young people across England, Wales and Scotland. We’re proud of our scale, but equally passionate about the impact our programmes have on children across England, Scotland and Wales. 

Our scale

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.


young people


gender split


primary schools


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


secondary schools


Street cricket clubs


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


of Street participants are from ethnically diverse backgrounds

Our outcomes


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.

THE Impact

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teachers surveyed think the sessions positively impacted their pupils’ fundamental movement skills.

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of parents agreed that playing Street cricket had a positive effect on their child’s happiness.

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of young people say they communicate better following the Lead Your Ship programme.


Chance to Shine has today unveiled a new four-year strategy, which sets out our plans to inspire one million children every year through cricket.

The new strategy, entitled ‘Limitless Futures’, outlines ambitions to further improve wellbeing amongst young people and a continued prioritisation of underserved communities (young people living in poverty and those who are inactive).

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