Cricket and Talent Centres of Hope

Talent is Universal. Opportunity is not.


Our Vision

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


Our Projects

Take a look at what we are doing to help talent meet opportunity in the townships of South Africa 

The 2019 GKF World Cup tour to the UK

The 2019 GKF World Cup tour to the UK

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

Our Partners

Do your part for the community and future cricket stars in Khayelitsha by donating to this worthy cause.