Chance to Shine
The Cricket Foundation launched Chance to Shine in May 2005 and set out to bring competitive cricket - and its educational benefits - back to at least a third of the countryâ€™s state schools initially over a ten year period.
Chance to Shine is delivered through individual projects working with County CricketÂ Boards across England and Wales. Each project provides a structured coaching and competition programme for a group of up to eight primary and secondary state schools. The group of schools is supported by professional, qualified coaches engaged by one local cricket club.
We also provide equipment, facility development (including playground markings and non-turf pitches) as well as training for state school teachers and coaches. Each project is funded for a minimum period of five years and once itâ€™s ended, we work closely with schools and clubs to help them sustain cricket activities.
We also support a number of special projects, including StreetChance, MCC Spirit of Cricket,Â and our hospitalÂ cricket programme