Category Archives: Cricket Academy

GKC Holiday Clinics Grow Talent Pool

The Gary Kirsten Cricket Holiday Clinics continue to gain momentum in the Western Cape. The popular project was staged at four venues during the third term vacation and attracted a record number of youngsters. Over 40 players attended clinics hosted in Century City, Parklands College, Kenridge Primary School and Curro Hermanus. The three-day programme which catered for junior […]

Coaches Corner – Start where the player is

Gary Kirsten

Picture this scenario. A well-known, high level coach is working with an U11 batsman working on their straight drive. As an observer you hear advise such as “Your back swing is moving into out”, “Create mid-flexion in your stance”, “Extend to the intended target”. As we may well know, these pieces of information are all […]

GKC Activations and Free Coaching Sessions

Curro Hermanus

Gary Kirsten Cricket continued its series of activations and Parent in Sport talks at Curro Hermanus and Parklands College recently. GKC has been based at Curro Hermanus since January this year with numbers in the private coaching space continuously growing at the school. Over fifty kids attended the free coaching session between the age of […]

Galiem Ready for Global Stage

Dayaan Galiem

Cape born, Dayaan Galiem is one of South Africa’s rising stars. The 20-year-old has made a seamless transition from amateur to professional cricket over the past three years after an impressive junior career which saw him turn out for South Africa Under-19. The former Rondebosch Boys High pupil who is a graduate of the Gary […]

Ryan Cook Tour Diary

South Africa A

Gary Kirsten Cricket Head Coach, Ryan Cook recently returned from a stint with South Africa ‘A’ in the United Kingdom. Cook served as the fielding coach during a three match ODI series against the England Lions. Training Camp: We had a nine day training camp before we left for England. It gave us a chance […]

Cook thrilled to be part of SA ‘A’ setup

Gary Kirsten Cricket Head Coach, Ryan Cook is gearing up for a role with South Africa ‘A’. Cook has been appointed fielding coach for the ODI series against the English Lions which gets underway in the United Kingdom in June. It will see him link up once again with SA ‘A’ mentor, Shukri Conrad after […]

GKC keeping a close eye on English season

The English cricket season got underway recently and Gary Kirsten Cricket has been keeping a close eye on the action. A number of players prepared for the current campaign with Kirsten and GKC Head Coach Ryan Cook. These players went through vigorous one-on-one sessions in our High Performance Programme in the pre-season. Port Elizabeth born, Mike […]

GKC a hit at Cape Argus Sports Show

Batfast

Gary Kirsten Cricket caused a major stir at the 2017 Cape Argus Sports Show. GKC proved to be one of the event’s most popular stands at this year’s edition which was held at the beautiful Sandringham Farm in Stellenbosch from 24 to 26 March. Our Batfast Simulator and Speed Arm attracted over 200 people. “We […]

adidas Delighted to Extend GKC Sponsorship

Sportswear giant adidas have renewed their relationship with Gary Kirsten Cricket and the GK Foundation. adidas has been the official footwear supplier to GKC since 2013 and their latest agreement will see the GKC coaches continue to sport their dynamic products. Gary Kirsten has been backed by Adidas SA for many years now and according […]

High Performance Graduates Ready for First-Class Cricket

The Gary Kirsten Cricket 2016-2017 High Performance Programme reaches an exciting conclusion in the coming days. The three month long full-time programme which is headed by Gary Kirsten and his team of leading coaches once again attracted cricketers from around the world. It is an unparalleled cricketing development experience which seeks to prepare first-class players […]