The Gary Kirsten Foundation has joined hands with Langa Cricket Club ahead of the premier league club cricket season.
A groundbreaking campaign awaits for Langa who will be competing in the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) premier league for the very first time.
The GK Foundation’s Kholekile Matikinca has been unveiled as a player coach for the season in Langa’s quest to compete on club’s cricket’s biggest stage in the province.
“The project got underway a few weeks ago with Gary Kirsten, Kholekile and myself running coaching sessions twice a week in the evenings,” GKC Coaching Director, Ryan Van Niekerk said.
“We’re really excited for the club as this is a great opportunity for the players to be exposed to the best club cricket available. We’ve been working informally with Langa Cricket Club for several years now and would like them to be equipped with the relevant skills to do well in their first season,” he added.
The club has a long history of producing top level players with the likes of Proteas players, Temba Bavuma and Thami Tsolekile coming through their ranks, as well as several other first-class players.
“There has been a fantastic energy around the club and the players have stepped up their preparations for the season. They’re all training really hard to ensure they are able to take their game to the next level,” Van Niekerk said.
“We have been doing some specific one-on-one drill work with the players and have seen great improvement over the last few weeks”, he added.
The GK Foundation will continue their work with Langa Cricket Club throughout the season and hope to assist them to keep improving and possibly even take out a few big club cricket scalps along the way.