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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 set up base in Mauritius

Mauritius

Gary Kirsten Cricket have settled in well in Mauritius having arrived on the Island in early September for a three-month long coaching assignment. The pair of Sivuyile Mfunelwa and Brad Moses are based at the Northfields Cricket Club and are harnessing the seeds that were sewed by a similar GKC coaching project last year. “We are really enjoying […]

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 […]

GKC hub at Kenridge Primary School

Kenridge Primary School

Gary Kirsten Cricket is quickly expanding its network across the Western Cape and is proud to announce a new base at the Kenridge Primary School. It follows an exciting launch at the school recently which saw 65 youngsters between the ages of 8-13 receive free coaching and mentoring. Gary and Peter Kirsten were among the […]

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 […]