What is Chance to Shine?
The scheme is delivered through individual projects across England and Wales. Each project works with a number of schools, delivering cricket in curriculum time. The group of schools are supported by professional qualified coaches who are engaged by the local cricket club or the Cricket Foundation.
The Somerset Cricket Foundation work closely with the schools and clubs to help them sustain cricketing activities, so that cricket can continue long after the funding has finished. Chance to Shine helps to fund cricket coaching sessions and cricket competition in all state schools and whilst doing so they have three main objectives:
- To give young people (aged 5-11) a great first experience of cricket
- To support teachers to build a sustainable culture of cricket in state schools and
- To help young people to play regularly (in school, club, community and informal settings) and to learn key life skills
By becoming part of the Chance to Shine programme schools are provided with all the tools to encourage every pupil to achieve their own ‘Personal Best’, whilst also enabling schools to provide quality cricket delivery in future years through development of staff and pupils at their school.