StreetChance Success in Liverpool
The StreetChance project in the L8 area of Liverpool, Dingle, has been up and running for over a year now and has been a resounding success within the area.
There have been over fifty participants that have attended at least one session since the start of the project with many highlights over this period. Here are a couple of examples of successes in the month of February.
A young participant from the Dingle project managed to get into the Merseyside team for the National StreetChance tournament. This was an excellent achievement in itself. The team performed outstandingly well and managed to reach the semi-final of the competition. It is hoped that other children from the Dingle area will be inspired by this success and continue to work hard in the hope of being selected for the Merseyside team in future.
Another success was the development of another young participant who has attended majority of the Dingle sessions from the start of the project. This participant had been struggling with his bowling action, but has improved this aspect of his game massively as he is keeping his arm straighter whilst also doing it in one smooth motion. This is a credit to him as well as the coaches for all the time and effort they have put in through a variety of fun games as well as countless feedback from the coaches.
StreetChance is a programme to engage young people from various backgrounds in areas affected by youth crime and anti-social behaviour through cricket. For further details on StreetChance visit: www.streetchance.org.
Sean Patten (StreetChance Coach - Liverpool)