Farouk Hussain picked-up the 'Street Coach of the Year' honour at this year's Chance to Shine Awards.

The awards supported by Natwest took place last night (Wednesday 21 November) at Lord's Cricket Ground.

Farouk has been an active ambassador for local and national cricket with his work with Clitheroe Cobras and the English Cricket Board. He has also worked with local schools to encourage people of all abilities to take part in cricket.

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Farouk a teacher at Audley Juniors School said, "It’s a great honour to work with the children of Blackburn and be recognised for the enthusiasm and commitment that they show week in week out 

"Visiting Lord’s is always a special experience but to be awarded this prestigious honour is very humbling but proud moment."

The 'No Boundaries Award' went to the Islington Street Project.

The Project of the Year award went to the Liverpool Girls Street Project

The evening was attended by England cricket legend Graham Gooch.