COACHES

Ryan Van Niekerk

(COO and Head Coach)

Having worked in High Performance coaching for ten years, Ryan has found a great ability to connect with players of all levels around the world. He has a simple philosophy based around taking care of the small things around you as well as taking care of every connection and interaction you have, has allowed him to get the best out of individuals and teams by optimizing their collective strengths and stretching their comfort zones through unique experiences.

Mahesh Hatkar

A qualified Level 2 cricket coach from England and Wales Cricket Board with First Aid and Child Protection Qualifications, Mahesh is also a certified Fielding Coach. He has experience of over 2 decades of coaching school students, Juniors and First Class players. Mahesh has been regularly touring to the U.K as a cricket coach for various teams over the past 12 years. His expertise in developing and delivering school cricket initiatives, assisting non-cricket playing schools for coaching for tournaments, while sticking to the Key Performance Indicators is profound. He coaches keeping in mind the fundamental elements of a Long Term Athlete Development within or outside of curriculum time.

Upendra Kulkarni

Working as a Head Coach at GCKI since last year, Upendra has many years of experience in the field of cricket. Not only has he coached Deccan Gymkhana, Pune,for the past 15 years but he has also coached boys and girls at an International School for the past 10 years. He has been running his own academy by the name of NOWFIT, for 3 years and training people in basic fitness, one on one, for the last 8 years. Being dedicated and passionate about cricket and wanting for fellow cricket enthusiasts to grow, Upendra specialises in team sessions and one on one work.

Ryan Van Niekerk

(COO and Head Coach)

Having worked in High Performance coaching for ten years, Ryan has found a great ability to connect with players of all levels around the world. He has a simple philosophy based around taking care of the small things around you as well as taking care of every connection and interaction you have, has allowed him to get the best out of individuals and teams by optimizing their collective strengths and stretching their comfort zones through unique experiences.

Mahesh Hatkar

A qualified Level 2 cricket coach from England and Wales Cricket Board with First Aid and Child Protection Qualifications, Mahesh is also a certified Fielding Coach. He has experience of over 2 decades of coaching school students, Juniors and First Class players. Mahesh has been regularly touring to the U.K as a cricket coach for various teams over the past 12 years. His expertise in developing and delivering school cricket initiatives, assisting non-cricket playing schools for coaching for tournaments, while sticking to the Key Performance Indicators is profound. He coaches keeping in mind the fundamental elements of a Long Term Athlete Development within or outside of curriculum time.

Upendra Kulkarni

Working as a Head Coach at GCKI since last year, Upendra has many years of experience in the field of cricket. Not only has he coached Deccan Gymkhana, Pune,for the past 15 years but he has also coached boys and girls at an International School for the past 10 years. He has been running his own academy by the name of NOWFIT, for 3 years and training people in basic fitness, one on one, for the last 8 years. Being dedicated and passionate about cricket and wanting for fellow cricket enthusiasts to grow, Upendra specialises in team sessions and one on one work.