Sunny skies greeted eager young cricketers at the Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy Holiday Clinics run over the past week in the Western Cape.
With the school holidays in full swing, talented youngsters seized the opportunity to polish and hone their cricket skills with the help of GKCA’s sought after coaching staff.
The first clinic brought together eighteen boys from the Northern suburbs and West Coast.
They were put through their paces at the well-equipped Century City.
“The boys received very specialized coaching. We took them through nets and fielding drills. We also worked on agility and fitness, GKCA coach, Gareth von Hoesslin explained.
At the end of the three day programme the boys were able to test their skills with a friendly match.
The second clinic took place at the Blouberg International School.
“We had kids from the school at the clinic. We saw lots of potential among the boys. The coaches put them through some high intensity drills,” von Hoesslin said.
The visiting Harrismith High School are currently involved in the third clinic.
The Free State school’s first team are in town to develop their skills and to engage in a bit of team building.
“This is the first time the school has reintroduced a cricket programme in many years. It is great to see how passionate these boys are about the game. There is some really good talent and we are positive that they will return home better cricketers, von Hoesslin concluded.
The GKCA Holiday Clinics provide players with a chance to nurture their skills and go back into the system, rejuvenated and hungry for success.