To get more of an idea of  what we have to offer in our new primary school programme and how this might benefit your school, you can watch the following video:

Primary School Programme 

The new Chance to Shine primary school programme consists of the following components:


Please see the table below to find your schools area Project Manager who will be able to assist with any questions:

Primary School
Secondary School
SEND School
Cricket Club*
Blaby Vishal Mistry

Vishal Mistry

Vishal Mistry
Charnwood Sam Shipman Sam Shipman
Harborough Vishal Mistry Vishal Mistry
Hinckley and Bosworth Sam Shipman Sam Shipman
Leicester City Vishal Mistry Vishal Mistry
Melton Sam Shipman Sam Shipman
North West Leics Sam Shipman Sam Shipman
Oadby and Wigston Vishal Mistry Vishal Mistry
Rutland Vishal Mistry Vishal Mistry

Vishal Mistry, Cricket Development Officer- Young People

Sam Shipman, Cricket Development Officer- Young People

Chance to Shine is a charity whose scheme was first launched in 2005. Chance to shine have a belief in the power of cricket and want every young person in the country to have the opportunity to play and learn through the sport. Chance to Shine funding subsidises the free element of our cricket delivery allowing us to provide value for money with our high quality programmes.

In Leicestershire this programme is delivered by a team of Cricket Development Officers employed by LCCC Community Team who are well supported by coaches from clubs across the county.

Chance to Shine is a fully inclusive programme and as such LCCC delivers cricket to boys and girls in mainstream and SEND state schools including SEND units and schools. We also aim to establish and develop existing links to clubs that cater for all groups.

LCCC delivered cricket in 88 schools in 2017/18 and will be targeting 71 Primary schools  in 2018/19 in order to offer cricket to children and young people at the appropriate level.

Secondary Schools


Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s Community Team are working with ECB to deliver Female Softball Cricket Taster sessions at Secondary Schools with a focus on extra-curricular delivery. Delivery is targeted at young people aged  11-16. Schools are able to access a limited amount of coaching resource for secondary schools outside of this programme.

What are the aims of Secondary School delivery?

  • Sports Clubs on school sites
  • Before school, lunchtime or after school
  • Flexible informal delivery and content to suit the needs of schools and students
  • Designed to introduce students to the sports club environment

School Feedback

This year we are asking all schools who take part in our School delivery programme to complete a feedback survey so that we can continue to improve our offering and deliver what is needed in schools in Leicestershire and Rutland.

The survey can be found here:

Young Leaders & Ambassadors

As part of the School delivery programme LCCC helps schools develop the leadership skills of their students.

Our Young Ambassadors programme is intended as an introduction to leadership for Primary school aged pupils. Responsibilities range from organising kit to scoring match to promoting the Spirit of Cricket message in their school.

The Young Leaders programme includes LCCC run courses in scoring and umpiring matches. Young leaders identified through this programme can then enter into the Vcricket volunteers programme and use these skills in competitions for younger pupils.

Full details of our leadership training package can be downloaded here: Young Leaders

National Cricket Week

Every year the Cricket Foundation set a date for a week of cricket themed activity both in the classroom and in the playground – for schools right across the country.  This is day is known as “National Cricket Week”, it is absolutely free to get involved and open to all schools and cricket clubs.

Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week  is an opportunity to celebrate the success so far of Chance to Shine. Chance to Shine provide educational resources that are free, easy to use, informative and, most importantly, fun for both teachers and for pupils.

In 2012 Bridge Junior School hosted a showcase event supported by Leicestershire legend and former England player Paul Nixon. To read more about this great day please click here.