Chance to Shine Street is an inner-city cricket initiative that has engaged nearly 27,000 young people since 2008. Street sessions use a fast-paced version of tape-ball cricket (a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape) where each innings lasts for 20 balls and games last for just 20 minutes. It can be played with limited equipment in any contained space indoors or outdoors, so is ideal for inner city venues.
We have run 10 projects over 2016, 6 Street Youth (8-14 year olds) and 4 Young Adult (16-24 year olds) projects. The Youth projects have taken place in the London boroughs of Lambeth (2 Projects), Kingston, Sutton, Croydon and Merton. The Young Adult projects have taken place in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth and Merton.
The SCF have achieved an average attendance of 30 participants at each project in 2016. From the 314 participants, around 20% (mainly Young Adults) are now linked to clubs.
Using the Inspired Fund, we will be expanding our offer in 2017 for both programmes, with 3 new locations outside of the London boroughs. The new locations are Horley, Sheerwater (Woking) and Park Barn (Guildford).
If you would like further information about the programmes, please contact Chevy Green at email@example.com or 07738 808919.