"I just want to say what a great day it was at the National Street20 finals. You had over 200 kids from all over the uk engaging in sport in a safe environment, & thanks for inviting me to give a talk about drugs & knife crime. Since then I've had some really positive messages from the youngters on my web site . I also think what you are doing is fantastic as your giving these kids the opportunity to play sport and be educated at the same time and i am sure between us we changed some lives and pointed alot of them in the right direction P.S Didn't see 1 unhappy face all day the whole place was full of smiles ."
Made up young ex-offenders on licence from HMP Ashfield (Bristol) and HMP Portland, our Street Team programme is run in partnership with the 2nd Chance Project. They use sport and youth work to stop participants re-offending and when they're released and start their career in coaching and sports development.
Under the supervision of Cricket for Change staff, ex-offenders work as volunteers on our programmes in preparation for seeking employment upon their release.
THIS PROGRAMME HAS NOW COME TO AN END