Chance to Shine

GCB schools and community partner

Chance to Shine is an indpendent charity that aims is to get more children in state schools playing cricket.

In May 2013 it celebrated having reached two million youngsters since the it began. The scheme helps fund coaching for more than 400,000 children in 4,500 state schools across the country – including 143 primaries and 10 secondaries in Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire’s Cotswold East project was named Chance To Shine project of the year in 2012 and 2014. The charity also funds Chance to Shine Street – an inner-city cricket initiative that helps combat youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

There are currentlyseveral of these projects run by the GCB in Bristol and Cheltenham. The Easton scheme was named ‘Project of the Year’ in 2013.

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