On Friday 26th April 2013, the Cricket Foundation celebrated reaching the Two Millionth child through it’s Chance to Shine programme. The programme which started in 2006 had a clear aim of reaching Two million children by developing sustainable cricket in one third of  state schools.

Supporters and school children were invited to take part in the celebrations which took place at Lord’s cricket ground and enjoyed hearing from the Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, and panellists including Graeme Swann and Steven Finn who shared some fascinating stories with those in attendance.

The afternoon was hosted by Mark Nicholas and a video can be found at;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=adVpKYnJ6Yg

111 schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are involved locally and receive expert coaching, teacher training, competition and club link support as well as key messages surrounding sportsmanship and the Spirit of Cricket. This year we have included 31 Secondary schools who are now involved through the additional funding provided by Sport England in order to develop School Sports clubs where those aged 12 – 16 years have an opportunity to continue their involvement in the game either through playing or volunteering following leadership training provided by Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket.

For more information about C2S in Leicestershire, please contact Laura Joyce on 0116 2442198 or visit; http://www.leicestershirecricket.co.uk/chance-to-shine/