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Gary Kirsten to host Parent in Sport Evening at Curro Hermanus

The role of parents in the challenging world of youth sports has become more important than ever before. Gary Kirsten will host a ‘Parent in Sport’ evening at Curro Hermanus on 31 August (6pm) to shed light on the influence parents have on their kids. The event is free and is a continuation of the […]

GKC holiday clinics continue to inspire

Gary Kirsten Cricket’s popular holiday clinics once again attracted great interest during the month of July. Clinics were held in Hermanus and Century City, players were put through their paces ahead of the third school term. “Once again we had a great turnout. The clinics are growing well in those areas,” GKC Director of Coaching, Ryan Van Niekerk […]

Coaches Corner

Making Assumptions “When will they learn?”, the all too familiar phrase of a frustrated coach whose team has not executed their skills to the required standard. This may take its form in a variety of ways, be that through lack of skill transfer from practice to match, poor decision making under pressure or even inadequate […]

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 […]

GKC Batting Simulator Activation Day for GKF in Khayelitsha

On Monday Gary surprised the kids at Impendulo primary school with the Gary Kirsten Cricket Batfast cricket simulator. With much excitement the kids learned a few things, and loved seeing Gary give it a go too. Bongile Mfunelwa (12) from Impendulo Primary School in Khayelitsha (who recently made the Western Province u/13 A team) won […]

Kirsten begins work ahead of BBL debut

Gary Kirsten

Gary Kirsten is busy preparing for his maiden coaching stint in Australia’s Big Bash League. The 49-year-old who signed a two-year contract with the Hobart Hurricanes earlier in the year travelled to Tasmania recently to start work ahead of the 2017/18 tournament which gets underway in December. The Hurricanes endured a disappointing campaign last season […]

Gary Kirsten Cricket coaches Amsterdam bound

cricket ball

Gary Kirsten Cricket (GKC) is all set for another High Performance roadshow in the Netherlands later this month. The project is a continuation from last year’s visit where the team worked with up and coming Dutch players. Kirsten will accompany GKC Coaching Director, Ryan Van Niekerk and Head Coach Ryan Cook for the one week long […]

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 […]

Big turnout for exciting holiday clinics

School Holiday Clinics

Gary Kirsten Cricket’s 2017 Holiday Clinics have enjoyed tremendous support since the first school vacation of the year got underway last week. Over 60 enthusiastic youngsters attended clinics hosted at Century City, Rondebosch High and Curro Hermanus School. The cricket season may be coming to an end but this gave the GKC coaches a chance […]