Chance to Shine Street
Chance to Shine Street is a national project that provides opportunities for young people in inner-city areas to access cricket.
In particular it seeks to reach people who might not otherwise play the game.
The project provides free, weekly indoor street cricket sessions in different areas with the aim of using cricket as a tool to get young people off of the streets and in to something that is worthwhile and beneficial. It uses a fast-paced, all-action form of the game called Street20 which lasts for just 20 balls per side and is played with a taped tennis ball.
It is not just a sporting project, we aim to bring communities together and develop the young people we work with by offering a number of opportunities outside the cricket including educational workshops, training opportunities, and chances to engage with the local police.
What happens in Bristol?
The Bristol project offers free street cricket in communities around Bristol with sessions for both juniors – eight to 15-year-olds – and young adults – people aged 16- 24.
Current sessions include:
St Bede’s College (BS11 0SU), Wednesdays 6pm- 7pm for 8-12-year-olds.
City Academy Bristol (BS5 9JH), Thursdays 5.30pm- 7pm for 8-12-year-olds.
Hengrove Leisure Centre (BS14 0DE), Friday 6pm- 8pm for 8-12-year-olds.
City Academy Bristol (BS5 9JH), Sundays 3pm- 5pm for 16-24-year-olds.
For more information please contact Chris Munden
Chance to Shine Street also features regular competitions both in Bristol and nationally. In previous years teams from Bristol have played at Lord’s, the NIA in Birmingham and Manchester.