Less than six months after the Chris Gayle Academy started in Kingston at the Lucas Cricket Club, the 20 young men from schools and communities across Kingston have been through a comprehensive programme to include
– Cricket training
– Theory classes using the Academy’s Big Six Workbook
– History of West Indies Cricket – Dr. Julian Cresser
– Sports Day
– Etiquette and other social activities training
The young men are currently engaged in a one year curriculum driven programme and they meet at the Lucas Cricket Club, Wednesdays (3:00 – 5:00 pm) and Saturdays (10:00 am to 1:00 pm) for their sessions.
Some of the activities include games/matches out of town along with outreach programmes coordinated by members of the Foundation. National fitness trainer, Gibbs Williams is the head coach.
One success story from this programme is a member of the cohort has been selected on the under 17 Jamaica now involved in regional competition. His name is Andre Bailey.