Helping young people connect with cricket
Schools cricket is vital to the lifeblood of the game and we want to offer the very best opportunity for schools to enthuse and develop their staff and pupils in the sport. With support from the Chance to Shine programme, an investment of over £70,000 will go into schools cricket in Somerset in 2022/23, benefiting over 150 schools and many clubs. We have a number of opportunities available to schools, ranging from coaching and competitions to ground tours and match day tickets.
2021/2022 Schools Report
Over the past year, and with the continued support of our programme partners and funders, Somerset Cricket Foundation delivered over 1,600 hours of coaching in more than 160 schools across the county. This enabled over 16,000 young people the opportunity to play – and engage – with cricket in their school.
Additional support for schools
Curriculum linked resources
Teachers can access free playground and classroom resources by registering for free at Chance to Shine. There are resources for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3.
All of the resources are linked into the National Curriculum as well as the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ and were designed by teachers and the Youth Sport Trust. There are also games and other ideas as well as information on local cricket clubs and much more!