Chance to Shine is a national charity that aims to give all young people the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket.


In a typical year, Chance to Shine works with over 500,000 children in schools and communities across the country, using cricket to support their physical, personal and social development.

Street Cricket reaches young people in places where there are fewer opportunities to play and be physically active – typically diverse, urban communities with high levels of deprivation.’Street’ is a fast-paced version of cricket, played with a tapeball in enclosed places, with six players per team.

The Buffini Chao Foundation is proud to be supporting two Street Cricket projects, in Newcastle and Birmingham, where year-round sessions bring over 100 young people from a wide range of backgrounds together to be active in a fun, positive environment.

Research shows that Street helps young people to develop in a range of ways: participants are more active, confident and resilient; and are supported to continue playing and developing skills that will help them throughout their lives. A third of established Street coaches are former participants or volunteers.

We are so grateful to the Buffini Chao Foundation for their commitment to our Street programme. Their support means we can keep young people playing, learning and developing through cricket – at a time when we know our fun and inclusive activities are more important than ever.

Laura Cordingley, Chance to Shine CEO