Category Archives: Gary Kirsten Cricket

Callum leads the way

“Looking to experience a new cricket environment in a different country and to work on specific aspects of my game with the best coaches I could possibly work with” was Callum Lea’s motivations for joining the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy 2019. Callum hails from Worcestershire, in the midlands of the United Kingdom. Having […]

Runs on the Broad

Justin Broad, who has plied his batting trade in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town during his school days for Rondebosch Boys High School and Western Province has quickly adjusted to new conditions in Essex with 153 not out in his first fixture of the season playing for Bury St Edmunds in the East Anglian […]

Sock tans and croaky voices

Starfield Sports

By Ryan Cook Having recently concluded a High Performance Camp in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, as part of a launch event for the partnership of Gary Kirsten Cricket with Starfield Sports, an academy involved in various sports with cricket as its flagship, I was amazed by the unbridled passion and love for the game which I […]

HPA 2019 : That’s a wrap!

High Performance Academy

A new exciting intake of 16 players assembled at the start of January for the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy. There were some familiar faces, with a few South African based players who have previously been part of the GKC High Performance pipeline as well as some attendees from the 2018 edition who returned […]

GKC partners with Kenya’s Star Field Sports Limited

Kenya’s leading sports development company Star Field Sports has formed a strategic partnership with Gary Kirsten Cricket (GKC) of South Africa to spearhead the development of cricket in the East African region through a series of high profile sports events: High Performance Coaching Camps, Coach Education Courses and private academies. Gary Kirsten is the iconic […]

HPA sets sights on new heights

The applications for the Gary Kirsten Cricket High Performance Academy 2019 have been completed with an exciting group of 12 international players and 4 local players to attend this elite course from January to March next year. This is the 5th year the GKC HPA will be running and year by year the course continues […]

The Coaching “How”

Gary Kirsten Cricket

GKC recently hosted another CoachEd Workshop in Cape Town in August 2018. In this productive workshop coaches got the opportunity to upskill themselves in theory and practical sessions which facilitated growth and learning for each coach. It was during a specialist session with performance psychologist Tom Dawson Squibb that coaches were exposed to the “how […]

Hidde climbing the ladder

Hidde

The mountain goat, as he was endearingly nicknamed during his time at the GKC HPA in 2017 for his prowess climbing the peaks in Cape Town is now climbing the ladder in Dutch Cricket. After attending the High Performance Academy in South Africa two seasons ago, Hidde returned to the Netherlands to fulfill an internship […]

Gary Kirsten Cricket India Update

Gary Kirsten Cricket India

With coach Ryan Van Niekerk 11 weeks ago, GKC partnered with Grassroots Sports in India as we look to expand GKC operations globally. It has been an exciting journey so far in a country with so much passion for cricket as we aim to provide a platform for all players to take their games up […]

GKC coaches making waves

Derek Kholi

Gary Kirsten Cricket coaches, Derek Mitchell and Kholekile Matikinca have been appointed by Western Province Cricket as U15A and U19A assistant coaches respectively. This marks a first inclusion into the provincial setup as coaches for both these aspiring individuals who have cultivated a special passion for the game and continue to share it with the […]