South Africa cricket legend joins Leaders in Performance

Gary Kirsten, one of cricket’s top coaches currently leading the South African National Cricket team, has confirmed that he will be visiting London to speak to a select audience of 350 leading coaches responsible for managing, identifying and developing elite sporting talent at the prestigious Leaders in Performance conference, Chelsea FC, on 10th and 11th October 2012.

He is one of SA’s most successful cricket players, having played 101 Test matches and 185 One-day internationals for South Africa between 1993 and 2004, mainly as opening batsman. He held SA records for most runs and centuries in a Test Career, was the first Test batsman to make hundreds against each of the other 9 test nations and famously made a score of 275 against England after batting for over 14 and 1/2 hours, still the second longest innings in Test history.

In 2008 Gary was appointed Head Coach of the Indian cricket team, where he was praised for improving results by enhancing players’ techniques, motivation and tactics culminating in India winning the 2011 Cricket World Cup. It was a remarkable achievement given the pressure he was under to succeed and the cultural differences that existed at the time. In 2011 Gary was persuaded to return home to lead the SA Cricket team who are now rated 2nd in the world in Test Cricket. Gary will be discussing his approach how a peak performance environment and a winning culture can drive individual and team results.

Leaders in Performance is a closed-doors, senior summit for 350 global figures leading the delivery of sporting excellence. It has a strict vetting procedure for attendees and sells out every year. Delegates wishing to apply for a pass to attend are encouraged to do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. To register for the event or to learn more about Leaders in Performance please contact one of the team on +44 (0) 207 042 8666 or email

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