Elsecar Cricket Club this week started their commitments to the 'Chance to Shine' Scheme. We have agreed to carry out at least 280-hours of coaching in local primary schools and Kirk Balk Secondary School.
More information can be found out from Michelle Pedler or Jason Meadows who are administrating the scheme.
The followinge excerpt is from the Chance to Shine website:
Chance to shine is a national campaign delivered through individual projects taking place throughout every part of England and Wales.
Each project provides a structured coaching and competition programme for a group of, on average, six primary and secondary state schools. The group of schools is supported by professional, qualified coaches engaged by one local cricket club.
In addition to training the coaches to work in a school environment, we also provide equipment, facility development and training for teachers and coaches.
In 2008, Chance to shine delivered 300 projects involving 300 cricket clubs and engaging over 2,000 schools. The programme will expand each year through an additional 100 clubs and 600 schools and, subject to funding, will ultimately reach one third of all state schools and support two million young people, initially, over a ten-year period.
The Cricket Foundation is committed to funding each project for a minimum period of five years and is working with schools and clubs to help them to sustain their cricket activities.