Gary Kirsten is using crowdfunding to give 13 young cricket players a chance of a lifetime
“When I was their age I just had so many great opportunities to become better at cricket. Travelling around the world is just what cricket gave me."
"There is going to be a big buzz in the UK during the World Cup and it will be great for the kids to soak it all in." (Supplied)
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Former Protea Gary Kirsten has taken to a popular crowdfunding platform to raise funds to take a full squad of under-13 players on an all-expense paid trip to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. 

In 2014, the cricketing hero set up his NPO, The Gary Kirsten (GK) Foundation, and has since been mentoring and developing cricketing talent in rural and township communities, and the foundation has set its sights on an exciting goal.


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“It is a really exciting opportunity. There is going to be a big buzz in the UK during the World Cup and it will be great for the kids to soak it all in," Gary said of his plans to take aspiring players from the GK Foundation in Khayelitsha on a tour that will include playing against top UK schools, attending Protea games at Lord's Cricket Ground, and meeting SA's national cricket team. 

“When I was their age I just had so many great opportunities to become better at cricket. Travelling around the world is just what cricket gave me. To provide an opportunity for these young players to go overseas and experience cricket in another country and to play and to go watch the World Cup, it’s one of the most awesome stories.” 

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