Street Cricket


What is Street Cricket?

With the support of Chance to Shine, Street Cricket focuses on those who have less opportunities to play cricket:

  • children living in disadvantaged areas
  • children from an ethnically diverse community

We know that Street can have a positive impact on children’s physical, personal, social and mental well-being.

Street is an appealing non-traditional format of the game which is developing an alternative ‘pathway’ for non-mainstream cricket across gender, ethnicity and location.

Chance to Shine, primarily through the generosity of a Trust / Foundation, has committed to funding 15 in Wales. 

Where is it & how is it run?

We currently have 7 projects underway in Cardiff & Newport, with the balance of remaining projects likely to be rolled out in the West first (2 in Easter and 2 after in the summer term) and then the North (April onwards).

Butetown Girls only

Grangetown Gardens

NYCA Girls only Newport (Pillgwenlly)

Butetown Young Adults Tape ball

Fitzalan HS

NYCA/POBL Newport (Young Adults)

Refugee project linked to Copthorne hotel


The remaining projects will be in 

Swansea EYST & Swansea Mosque: 

Neath Port Talbot venue TBA

Carmarthenshire Project via EYST TBA

EYST project in Haverfordwest Area: 

Conwy: Ysgol Swn Y Don, Colwyn Bay, 

Wrexham TBA

Flintshire: TBA

Gwynedd: TBA


How does it make a difference?

Our vision is for all young people have the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket. We want them to learn a love of the game and in doing so develop their wider well-being.

Chance to Shine Schools and Street programmes create these opportunities to play, learn and develop.

Street Cricket has  four outcomes we’d like to see for children, through taking part:

Street gives young people the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket in their community. Street projects target areas where children have less opportunities to take part and gain the benefits of being active.

There are many more examples in Chance to Shine's impact report as well as case studies and videos online.




Official Partners

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