DEM Sports – Chance to Shine
Two million children are playing cricket today thanks to the Chance to Shine schools’ cricket campaign.
Less than 10 per cent of state schools played any form of meaningful cricket when the charity was founded in 2005. Children were just not getting the chance to play cricket at school and urgent action was needed, before it was too late.
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.
And it’s worked.
Thanks to the donations received from cricket fans, like you, we’re bringing cricket back to state schools: 7,000 since 2005.
Your gifts help us every year to give literally hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren – for just £15 per child – the chance to play cricket, the chance to learn teamwork, discipline and respect from playing cricket; and the chance to shine!
The Ambition – 2015 and Beyond
The charity set out to bring competitive cricket and its educational benefits to a third of state schools (6,750) and two million children by 2015. The good news is that these initial targets have been achieved ahead of schedule.
Now, the decision has been made to continue running Chance to Shine, beyond 2015, until the remaining schools are reached and to give every child in every school the opportunity to play competitive cricket.
DEM Sports is delighted to be associated with Chance to Shine and looks forward to continuing its relationship for many years to come.
For more information contact DEM Sports
Contact us – T: 01354 610353