Norfolk Cricket Board Chance to Shine report 2013

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The Norfolk Cricket Board have once again delivered a highly successful Chance to Shine split across  ‘ 10 projects ‘ involving 89 schools across the County.

Club projects have been undertaken by Vauxhall Mallards, Brooke, Swaffham, Norwich , Garboldisham and Old Buckenham and Board projects have covered – Disability, Girls,  & High Schools. In addition support from Breckland, South & West Norfolk enabled us to run a specific council led project in their respective areas.

The Clubs used their own coaches and together with Board Community Coaches delivered over 1850 hours of coaching in schools involving almost 6600 new children and a total attendance of over 18000. Sessions were run both ‘ curricular ‘ and ‘ extra-curricular ‘ on school premises and Clubs also hosted their own sessions. The children received specific skills based coaching together with a mixture of both ‘ intra ‘ and ‘ inter ‘ school matches and competition.

During the year we have been supported by England Ladies cricketers – Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway, Susie Rowe & Beth Morgan who act as Ambassadors for the scheme. Early in the year Charlotte, Lydia & Susie visited Northgate High School in Dereham and later in the year Susie and Beth supported Old Buckenham CC with visits too both Attleborough High and Junior schools and also attended a girls training session. They also called in at Robert Kett Junior School and Great Melton CC.

Charlotte, Susie & Lydia are pictured with Cricket Development Officer Kevin Denmark at Northgate.

Cricket Development Manger Kieron Tuck said :

"We have exceeded all expectations with our 2013 programme which continues to go from strength to strength. I am very grateful for all the co-operation we have received from all the schools involved and the children who without exception have enjoyed the experience. All this would not be possible without the professionalism of all the Club and Community Coaches with special thanks to Kevin Denmark who has pulled the programme together with the support of both Emma Hardy and Zena Wilson. It doesn’t stop now with planning and delivery already underway for the new school year"

Chance to Shine  architects are Sir Mervyn King, Mark Nicholas and Duncan Fearnley and the charity behind Chance to Shine is the Cricket Foundation.

"The idea is simple: link cricket clubs to local primary and secondary schools, pay qualified cricket coaches to deliver cricket sessions and matches in schools, train teachers and encourage children to come and play at cricket clubs. Nationally two million children are playing cricket today thanks to our Chance to Shine schools' cricket campaign.We’re leaving a legacy of cricket in schools and educating thousands of children at the same time"

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