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.

Primary School Opportunities

Primary school opportunities

Our primary school offer places an emphasis on fun, participation and having great cricket experience.

Secondary School Opportunities

Secondary school opportunities

Find out more about our work with secondary schools in Somerset, which includes access to free cricket coaching for your school.

Somerset Table Cricket Finals with Max Waller

Special School Opportunties

Everything you need to know for SEN schools and SEN children in mainstream education including competitions and delivery.

College Academy

Our College Academy offers 16- to 18-year-olds the opportunity to combine studies with a personalised cricket development programme at The Cooper Associates County Ground.

Further Education Opportunities

Further Education Opportunities

We’re able to run bespoke Young Leaders courses as well as careers talks and other opportunities. For more information, please contact us.

Somerset schools cricket coaching

Schools Affiliation

Find out how to affiliate your school to the SCF and all of the benefits and opportunities you could receive.

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!