New primary school scheme looks to inspire children to play and learn through cricket

Millions of primary school children in England and Wales will have the opportunity to play and learn through cricket. This is thanks to a major increase in the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) funding to Chance to Shine.

The ECB is set to double its annual donation to the children’s cricket charity from £1.25 million to £2.5 million from October 2017.

Chance to Shine is a national charity which aims to use cricket to develop personal skills values to children involved. These include leadership, teamwork, respect and responsibility. Continue reading “New primary school scheme looks to inspire children to play and learn through cricket”

Free webinar: For better or for worse – how has sport biomechanics influenced the game of cricket?

This webinar outlines the impact the discipline of sports biomechanics has had on the game of cricket over the last decades. Content will include the sports biomechanists influence in the areas of; performance enhancement, injury prevention and issues surrounding biomechanical assessment of bowling actions from a regulatory enforcement perspective.

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TeamUp initiative aims to get 150,000 girls into team sport

28/09/16. TeamUp Launch. Credit: Daniel Lynch 07941 594 556 www.lynchpix.co.uk

The National Governing Bodies for cricket, hockey and netball have joined forces in a bid to encourage 150,000 schoolgirls to play team sports.

Team UpThe initiative named, TeamUp has been launched by the England and Wales Cricket Board, England Hockey and England Netball. Their aim is to engage with more than 15,000 schools over the next three years to help them increase their offer in cricket, netball and hockey for girls aged between seven and thirteen.

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Children put off sport by parents’ bad behaviour

Sports-parentChildren as young as eight are being put off sport by the behaviour of their parents, according to a survey by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and cricket charity Chance to Shine.

Of the 1,002 eight to 16 year olds surveyed, 45% said the bad behaviour of parents made them feel like not wanting to take part in sport.

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Cricket diverts young people away from crime

StreetChancePlaying cricket can deter young people from joining gangs and committing crime, research suggests.

The report on StreetChance, which offers cricket sessions for pupils in deprived areas, found it enabled them to mix in different social groups.

It found being part of a team or club helped divert youngsters away from crime and anti-social behaviour.

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