Chance to Shine Impact Report 2020

27th May 2020

Chance to Shine has today (27 May) published its Impact Report 2020, detailing the work of the charity in the previous Academic Year.

During that period, the charity gave over 600,000 children, in one in four state schools across the country, the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket.

The Impact Report includes analysis of the Chance to Shine programmes in schools and through the Chance to Shine Street cricket programme. The report documents the results of surveys of 1,298 teachers, 3,547 School participants and 1,147 Street cricketers assessing different elements of the programme in order to help the charity understand and improve the impact it has.

The report also features ten case study stories of children, schools and clubs that have benefitted through the charity’s work. This includes the story of Street cricketer Bashir, who arrived in the UK having fled his native Afghanistan, fearing for his life. Despite speaking no English when he arrived, Bashir soon joined a Street project and his confidence and language skills have flourished. Bashir now supports by coaching younger participants on the programme and in the words of his mentor Mick Piggott: “He’s now got a life beyond cricket but that life came from cricket.” Bashir’s story was recently featured on the Sky Sports Cricket Show.