Chance to Shine - 2015

Pictured above: Cricket Activators from the Deaf School leading activity

With the wide range of success of the Chance to Shine programme in Devon over the last 9 years, 2015 appears to be following the a similar trend. 

New clubs entering this years programme of support are; Halberton & Sampford Peverall CC, Budleigh Salterton CC, Exmouth CC, Ashburton CC, South Brent CC, and Thorverton CC. In addition to the listed above previous years projects are continuing to work with schools and drives sustainable partnerships, all be it, in a trimmed down delivery model from years gone by. In excess of 20 Level 2 or above cricket coaches are delivery sessions on a daily basis throughout the county on playgrounds and playing fields to inspire the next generation to choose cricket as their sport of choice. Pictured Left a coach starting their session


With our Schools Development Officer Steve Pritchard Pictured below in post, he has managed to continue the drive of competitions indoor and outdoor at Primary and Secondary level meaning that cricket has become far more accessible than it ever has been previously. Steve has managed to push Teacher Training with in excess of 90 teachers being fully trained since September. Cricket Activators (Young Leaders) has been high on Steves’ agenda as well, as this is seen as a good route in to secondary schools, and can then Leaders trained can be used effectively to run competitions.  In 2015 we will have in excess of 90 Cricket Activators fully trained and delivering in schools and clubs to support cricket, and bolster their CV. Steve has been a busy man over these last 12 months by also pulling together the ‘Schools Pages’ of the website, hopefully this has the desired effect with schools to make it easier for a school to enter a competition, find out rules, and book up training. Click Here to view the Schools Pages


In the South Dartmoor learning community, Scott Chappell Pictured left below is slowly becoming a household name with the schools within the region. Scott has now been in post for the previous three years and the impact of Scott being there is not to be under estimated. Scott like Steve Pritchard has managed to drive competition, teacher training, and cricket activators in the area but also form relationships with the local clubs to help children migrate from the school environment into clubs. In Scott has worked closely with South Brent CC, Ashburton CC, South Devon CC, and Shaldon Optimists CC to make sure kids are finding their way to the local club. This has been reflected in the South Devon Youth League (Click Here) which has been growing in an unprecedented way over the past 3 years.


The summer of 2015 is still in its infancy so please feel free to get in touch if you want to get your club working closely with it’s local school, do this by Clicking Here now. There is still plenty more on the menu for this summer with National Cricket Week coming up between the 8th June to 12th June, if you are planning to do something then share your stories and photos with us here or on our Facebook or  on Twitter (See left) today.

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