Business leaders based in London enjoyed an Evening with Gary Kirsten and former Springbok captain Bob Skinstad at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel recently.
The event which was presented in association with the South African Chamber of Commerce was in aid of raising awareness and building support for the Gary Kirsten Foundation.
The foundation which was setup just two years ago has grown tremendously. In a short space of time it has established an ecosystem of four township schools in the Western Cape where it develops young cricketers. It’s target is to assist ten schools by the end of next year.
One of the foundation’s key targets is to build South Africa’s first township artificial cricket field.
Kirsten says the event was a huge success and he is delighted to have spread the message and goals of the foundation.
“It was a great opportunity for us to share what we are doing in the foundation with South Africans living in London,” Kirsten said.
“I think they were very interested in the project and very supportive of that work.”
“Hopefully we will get more support especially from South Africans around the world. Building infrastructure for schools and in the townships to assist with giving youngsters an opportunity to play sport is our goal,” Kirsten concluded.