Chance to Shine

Find out more about our school offers from these two short films



Our Chance to Shine Programme is all about helping thousands of girls and boys pick up a bat and ball and begin their love for cricket. Together with Chance to Shine we have a team of coaches that work in schools to provide children with a brilliant first experience of cricket.  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.
During the academic year of 2022/23 we will increasing the number of schools accessing this activity especially schools with 40% free school meal allocations therefore taking cricket to as many communities and young people in Wales.


There is also a fantastic online resource for teachers (but anyone can access it). The Chance to Shine Portal makes it easy to access the resources you need to help young people to play, learn and develop through cricketUse the filter tool to find the perfect session - whether it's indoors, outdoors, at school or at home. They include lesson plans for cricket coaching sessions, instructional videos for a variety of lessons and tips from top pros. Go on have a look!


Is your school interested in a visit from a cricket coach? If so contact us here 

Chance to Shine New Primary Schools Programme from Chance to Shine on Vimeo.

“Want to support our work?”

Please join us in our mission to take cricket out to EVERY school in Wales. We are looking for potential partners who might want to help fund the exciting programmes we have in terms of school activity as well as our deprived communities / under represented groups initiative  Street Cricket. To get in touch about this opportunity please email here.



Official Partners

Glamorgan Cricket Sport Wales England Cricket Board The National Lottery Masuri Chance To Shine Lord's Taverners NV Play