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Primary School Programme 

We have 4 programmes on offer to Primary Schools. The programmes consists of the following components:


Please print and complete the school_partnership_agreement-2016-2017, then return to your area Project Manager to arrange a timetabling meeting.

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 Stephen Franklin

Mark Barber

Tom Leonard

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

Mark Barber, Senior Cricket Development Officer 

Tom Leonard, Cricket Development Officer (Inclusion)

Stephen Franklin, Cricket Development Coach

Sam Shipman, Cricket Development Coach

CTS_LeicestershireChance 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 Coaches employed by LCCC Community Team who are well supported by coaches from clubs across the county.

2015 MapChance 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. A map of the county showing all of the ClubMark accredited clubs and their junior coordinator details can be downloaded here.

LCCC delivered cricket in 87 schools in 2015/16 and will be targeting in Primary schools and Secondary schools in 2016/17 in order to offer cricket to children and young people at the appropriate level.

Secondary School Programme

School Games Indoor C2CLeicestershire County Cricket Club’s Community Team are delivering Cricket at Secondary Schools with a focus on extra-curricular delivery and training for sports leaders who can help to support the extra-curricular delivery. As  part of the promotion of the club we can organise curriculum-time cricket sessions and to help develop sustainability we can deliver teacher training.  Delivery is targeted at young people aged  11-16.

What are the aims of Secondary School delivery?C2C winners

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

What is included in delivery?

Delivery can include but is not limited to:

  • Coaching – Training indoors and outdoors, “soft ball” cricket, hardball cricket, recreational tapeball cricket, table cricket.
  • Leadership training – Aimed at students who are already involved in cricket at a club, can include activator training, umpiring and scoring training.
  • Access to tickets to Grace Road – Students and staff who are engaged in the SSC can access tickets to watch t20 cricket at Grace Road.

How is it funded?

The Leicestershire County Cricket Club Secondary school programme is funded through Chance to Shine investment.  This means it is totally Free of Charge for secondary schools who want to offer opportunities in cricket for their students. All we ask from schools who sign up to the programme is their full support in working towards the aims for their students.

To enquire about our secondary school sports club programme please contact our Senior Cricket Development Officer Mark Barber

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.