""It was a great leveller to meet people who have had to deal with the impact of limited vision. Not just the kids but the parents as well. It was very inspiring""
StreetChance success, again, for C4C Development Coach
Jul 4, 2012
The night of Tuesday 26th June saw young people from across the country come together to celebrate the second annual ‘StreetChance supported by Barclays Spaces for Sports’ Awards at Lord’s.
Held on the Roof Top Terrace of the Lord’s Pavillion and hosted by BBC sports presenter Manish Bhasin, the StreetChance Awards celebrated the hard work and effort of players, coaches, volunteers and partners over the last year.
Eight awards were presented on the night including StreetChance Outstanding Player, Outstanding Moment, Outstanding Young Leader, Outstanding Coach, Peace at the Crease Session, Outstanding Volunteer and finally the coveted StreetChance Special Recognition Award.
Donovan Miller, C4C Development Coach, was winner of the StreetChance 'Outstanding Coach Award' for the second year running, said about his achievement: ‘I’m feeling emotional but happy at the same time. I’m over the moon; it’s a really good feeling. It all goes back to the young people, because without them, I wouldn’t have won this. The hard work and effort they put in is second to none.’
Also present at the awards was Lord Henley, Minister of State for Crime Prevention and Anti-Social Behaviour Reduction, Phil Smith, Director of Sport at Sport England, former England fast bowler Gladstone Small and England all-rounder Samit Patel. During the Awards, Samit answered questions on the Q&A panel and who earlier in the day had played tapeball cricket with StreetChance participants at Lisson Green estate; down the road from Lord's.
Speaking at the event, Marianne Lea, (AGE) from (AREA) winner of the StreetChance Outstanding Young Leader Award said: ‘It’s nice to know that my work with my coach and other coaches is getting noticed – I almost cried! I feel it’s something that will help power me through if I’m having a bad day. I’m really thrilled!’
Adam Hall, Development Manager at Cricket for Change noted: 'It was great for all Cricket for Change to attend the StreetChance Awards. It is a great way to celebrate a programme we are all very proud to be involved with. To see so many of our young people and staff win awards is a fitting tribute to all the hard work Cricket For Change put into StreetChance London.
Commenting on the evening, Chief Executive of the Cricket Foundation, Wasim Khan said: ‘It’s been a fantastic night, bringing all the participants, coaches and volunteers from various cities together to celebrate their StreetChance achievements. Events like this create a great sense of camaraderie amongst the participants and it’s nice to look back at what we’ve achieved over the last year but also look forward to new goals for the future.’