Chance to Shine is a national charity that aims to give all children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket. We believe that cricket can help to develop the personal, social and physical skills of the 500,000 children that we work with every year.
Chance to Shine works in schools to provide children with a brilliant first experience of cricket. We work with the 39 County Cricket Boards across England and Wales to send specialist coaches into schools, once a week for six weeks, to support cricket coaching.
As well as the physical benefits of regular activity, we use cricket to teach children important key life skills that will help them beyond the playground. Through the values of cricket, we teach children about respect and fair play.
Cricket is also an effective way to develop skills like communication, leadership and perseverance that will benefit them throughout their life.
We believe that cricket is an inclusive sport, where girls and boys can play and learn together. We think that normalising female participation in cricket is a hugely important and valuable part of the work that we do. Of the four million children that Chance to Shine has reached since its foundation in 2005, 46% are girls and this figure is rising. We think it is important for girls and boys to learn to work and play together from an early age.
In Devon Chance to Shine coaching is delivered by our professional club and community coaches, get in touch with them here to find out how they can support cricket at your school/club.
Find out more about Chance to Shine on their website here or by clicking below on their social media streams