The Chance to shine programme is the ECB endorsed development programme to re-instate the game of cricket in schools across England and Wales.
The PCA continues to play an active role in engaging professional players in the Chance to shine programme
Chance to shine is on the way to raising £25 million from voluntary donations and a further £25 million in matched government funding. During the course of ten years Chance to shine will reach a third of all schools in England and Wales.
Through the PCA, England opening bowler, Matthew Hoggard has taken up the responsibility of the Chance to shine ambassador.
“I was lucky,” said Matthew. “My school hardly played cricket but my Dad took me to Pudsey Congs Cricket Club. Chance to shine is really important because schools have a vital role in teaching the game to children and in supporting clubs. Without cricket in schools, too many youngsters will miss their chance and be lost to the game.”
Chance to shine has selected 100 clubs to deliver high quality coaching to 600 schools with the objective of building a new sustainable culture for the game.