The Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy (GKCA) provides private coaching for individual cricketers, teams and coaches of various ages and experience levels. Locally and Internationally!

The Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy (GKCA) is a renowned cricket academy that provides private cricket coaching for individual cricketers, teams and coaches of various ages and experience levels. Created by the iconic cricketing legend Gary Kirsten, this institution is one of the finest academies both locally and abroad.

Gary Kirsten had a vision to develop an internationally recognised cricket academy that would be based at a state-of-the art facility. This vision became a reality when the academy was launched, providing high-performance cricket coaching that not only caters for South African cricketers, but also for cricketers from around the world. Many cricketers from around the world join the GKCA during their off season to ensure that they sharpen their game and continually get access to the top coaches.

PRIVATE CRICKET COACHING SESSIONS

All GKCA Coaches work closely with ICC World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten to provide the finest coaching programs designed for school, club and amateur cricketers. Whether you wish to find out more about training for school level players or learn more about the unique opportunity provided by private cricket coaching for aspiring professional cricketers, the GKCA is without a doubt the best place to enhance your skills in a supportive environment. A team of fully qualified, highly skilled coaches deliver an unparalleled cricketing experience for all individuals and teams visiting the GKCA to help provide the greatest opportunity of success during your cricket career.

In addition to training options provided at the academy itself, mobile app cricket coaching service is also offered for those wanting to interact virtually with Gary Kirsten and the coaches of the academy, who share their expert advice on how to improve your game.The GKCA facilitates a well-rounded experience that allows individuals to express themselves in their own style of play, while also encouraging flair, technical experience, growth and leadership. For more information on the Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy, contact Gary today for details on current coaching packages.

Meet our Coaches


GARY KIRSTEN
ACADEMY DIRECTOR

All coaches work closely with Gary Kirsten and are kept informed of the latest cricket updates, information and coaching techniques. The experience and insight gained throughout his tenure as coach of powerful test playing nations has included far more than cricket itself.

It is his skill for getting the best out of his players whilst maintaining their respect both on and off the field that has made him an inspirational leader.


RYAN VAN NIEKERK
COACHING DIRECTOR

Having worked in High Performance coaching for ten years. Ryan has found a great ability to connect with players of all levels around the world. This allows him to get the best out of individuals and teams by optimise their collective strengths and stretching their comfort zones through unique experiences.


RYAN COOK
HEAD COACH

Ryan has coaching experience at all levels of the game at both senior and junior provincial and international level and understands the step ups required at each stage to perform.

With technical excellence and an eye for detail, his holistic view to performance is paramount to the success of the Academy and his commitment to excellence is reflected by the growth of the players he works with.


GARRETH VAN HOESSELIN
CENTURY CITY

Control and Implement GKCA Programs at the GKCA Century City Facility. Individual and Group coaching as well as clinics and camps.

High Performance Coaching for individuals and teams from South Africa and Overseas.

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DEREK MITCHELL
SENIOR COACH

CSA level 2 with 8 years coaching experience and BA in Sport Science with Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

A passion for building relationships with players helps Derek to get the best out of them and to improve their skills in order to achieve their optimum performance.

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MZINGISI PETER
FOUNDATION COACH – KHAYELITSHA

Coaching of teams at Chris Hani High School Foundation Cricket ecosystem. CSA level 2 coach with 15 years experience as youth coach, fully qualified with sports science diploma.

Mzi has a particular way with the youth, with great patience and experience and works closely with Gary Kirsten and Academy coachesto ensure quality coaching and a focus on developing leadership and harnessing talent.

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SIVUYILE MFUNELWA
FOUNDATION COACH – KHAYELITSHA

Coaching of teams at Siphamandla High School Foundation Cricket ecosystem. CSA level 1 coach with 2 years coaching experience and a great passion for sport development and working with the youth.

Coming from Khayelitsha as a cricket player, he has a love for this community and helping to create healthy alternatives. Sivuyile works closely with Gary Kirsten and Academy coaches to ensure quality coaching and a focus on developing leadership and harnessing talent.

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KHOLEKILE MATIKINCA
COACH

CSA level 2 with 8 years coaching experience and educated in Sport Management, Fitness and Conditioning.

As a coach he likes to see kids learn and succeed not just in cricket but in life. His passion is to teach kids to use cricket as a tool to build confidence and achieve their goals on and off the field using the discipline of the game.

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JARRYD PHILIPS
COACH

CSA level 1 with 3 years coaching experience with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Management Sciences and Logistics.

Taking great pride in the value added to each player he coaches, Jarryd connects with each player on a level that brings out the best in them through focus and growing their unique potential.