Chris Gayle Academy Jamaica Launch Success

Thursday 5th June 2014 saw the successful launch of The Chris Gayle Academy at Lucas Cricket Club in Kingston.

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Lucas CC, where the mighty Chris Gayle, started playing his cricket, was host to the Chris Gayle London team and various partners, as Chris, The Chris Gayle Foundation and The Change Foundation (sports charity from the UK), emotionally launched the Jamaica Academy.

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The London based Chris Gayle Academy was launched by Chris back in May 2014.  The launch is also part of a tour by the UK based Academy.  The UK team took on the Jamaica team in a T2o with the UK side running out winners!

The UK squad tour will involve various visiting local Kingston schools and doing TV and Radio interviews to help promote the great work that the Chris Gayle Academy Jamaica will be doing with young people on the island.

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The Chris Gayle Academies London & Jamaica are run as a partnership between Cricket for Change and The Chris Gayle Foundation. The CGA was set up with the hope of unlocking the potential in talented young people from inner-city communities, while helping them to become role models in their respective communities and society as a whole.  Both CGA programmes deliver (the one in London being run from the charity’s HQ in Wallington) through a series of year round and weekly community based cricket based education sessions, cricket festivals with strong educational messaging and employability workshops and work placements.

For more visit The Chris Gayle Academy pages here