Cricket and Talent Centres of Hope
Talent is Universal. Opportunity is not.
The Gary Kirsten Foundation was started nine years ago to address the inequality in access to sporting opportunities for kids in South Africa. Now, with five schools, a UK World Cup Tour and a Centre of Cricket Excellence in Khayelitsha, it has grown into the CATCH TRUST.
The vision of the CATCH TRUST is to create and maintain sporting and life-skill ecosystems in townships and low-income areas where the lack of adequate facilities and coaching limits young players’ potential to develop their talent, social skills and character.
What is a Sporting Ecosystem?
Safe, accessible and high quality facilities and equipment in townships and low-income communities
Training of coaches in sporting and professional skills as well to become more skilled and employable
Creation of quality sporting and life skills programmes to keep kids off the streets and developing their talents on and off the field
Take a look at what we are doing to help talent meet opportunity in the townships of South Africa
On Sunday 12 February 2023, we launched a new Women’s Empowerment Programme – a partnership between CATCH Trust and the MCC Foundation. The programme will focus on health education for teenage girls playing cricket and support for their coaches. The … Read more
On Friday 28 February 2020, a R4,5 million artificial turf was opened in Khayelitsha. This field will form part of the ‘GKF Centre of Cricket Excellence’ at Chris Hani Secondary School. “Five years ago I visited Khayelitsha on a fact-finding … Read more
From Khayelitsha to the Cricket World Cup. In June 2019, 13 young players and two coaches from Khayelitsha embarked on the trip of a lifetime to play cricket in the UK and watch their Protea heroes in the Cricket World … Read more