Welcome to our Chance to Shine Page
The Cricket Foundation launched Chance to Shine in May 2005 and set out to bring competitive cricket - and its associated educational benefits - back to at least a third of the country's state schools initially over a ten year period.
Chance to Shine is a £50 million national campaign that relies on corporate and individual charitable donations. To sustain the programme and achieve its target of reaching at least two million state school children by 2015, it needs to raise £25 million privately which the Government has pledged to match pound for pound.
The campaign doesn't just aim to develop the cricketing stars of the future; it also aims to develop young people's personal skills through cricket. Now in its sixth year, the power of cricket to help young people acquire important skills, values and attitudes that are essential for their future lives has been firmly recognised at Government level.
Chance to Shine is delivered through individual projects working with Cricket County 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.
Chance to Shine also provides 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 three years and once it's ended, we work closely with schools and clubs to help them sustain cricket activities.
All competitive team sports can play a vital role in the education and personal development of young people, offering opportunities to lead healthy, purposeful lives. But we strongly believe that cricket has special attributes because it:
• Promotes leadership, teamwork and strategic awareness • Teaches respect, how to win, to lose and cope with setback • Is the ultimate team game, demanding both individual and collective responsibility • Insists on high standards of conduct and provides good role models • Is wholly inclusive, drawing together people from all cultures and backgrounds. It gives opportunities to boys and girls, as well as to those with special needs • Is able to reach all of our major ethnic communities in a way no other sport clearly can.
For further information regarding Chance to Shine in Shropshire, please contact Ian Gregory
Contact Ian Gregory for further information: 01952 265676 | Email Ian
Chance to Shine in Shropshire
The number of projects and schools involved in Chance to Shine has grown significantly year on year since the introduction of the initiative in 2005. There are currently 2 clubs in their 7th year of running the project (Shifnal CC, Wellington CC), 2 in their 6th year of delivery (Shrewsbury CC, Ludlow CC) and 1 in their 5th year (Whitchurch CC).
The project as a whole across the county has been hugely successful in helping to increase the number of young children receiving cricket coaching, having the knock on effect of increasing the number of boys and girls becoming members at clubs. More youngsters are now involved in cricket across the county than ever before.
In 2012, the Cricket Foundation made whole scale changes to the way in which Chance to Shine was funded as well as shifting the focus from not just school’s curriculum and extra curriculum coaching sessions but also the extra benefits which schools can receive from being part of the programme, which includes:
MCC Spirit of Cricket Assembly visits – delivered by C2S coaches to share the message of ‘Play Hard, Play Fair’ and to help pupils and teachers understand the personal development pupils can make from involvement in sport
Whole School Teacher CPD – delivered by C2S coaches to allow teachers to develop their cricket coaching skills and knowledge, ensuring that cricket can be sustainable in schools and that teachers have the toolkit to deliver sessions without the coach being present.
Brit Insurance National Cricket Day – a chance to celebrate cricket within schools one day in the summer, through intra school games, arts and crafts work related to cricket and culturally related celebrations.
MCC Intra school competition – putting the Spirit of Cricket message into practice through allowing pupils to understand what makes fair competition, through effort, fair play and achievement.
From 2012-15, the SCB have secured funding from the Cricket Foundation to deliver the key outcomes which have been set as:
Participation – more children playing cricket across more state schools
Competition – both intra and inter school
Migration – more pupils joining cricket clubs from C2S schools
Sustainability/school engagement – involvement of the schools and teachers in the delivery process through providing Cricket CPD opportunities (through Whole School CPD and Cricket for Teachers courses)
As a result of these changes, the SCB have created an affiliation package for schools to help achieve the above outcomes. The SCB have also produced a full strategy for Chance to Shine delivery over the 2012-15 period – please find this in the listed downloads alongside the schools package information. The programme will be delivered to upwards of 110 primary and secondary schools across the length and width of the county.
Chance to Shine Coach Requirements
All coaches involved in the Chance to Shine initiative are required to meet set pre-requisites. All our SCB Chance to Shine coaches are required to have:
• A current CRB document • Minimum of UKCC2 qualification • Have attended and have an up to date (within last 3 years) Safeguarding & Protecting Children certificate • Have attended and have an up to date (with last 3 years) First Aid certificate • Have attended the Working in Schools module, Attendance of Cricket Foundation Coach Development Day
To find out more about Chance to Shine, please visit their website.
To learn more about Chance to Shine in Shropshire and how you/your club/school can get involved please contact: Phil Lloyd (SCB Chance to Shine Co-ordinator) who's details are shown above. - (TOP)
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