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Masterclass with OO hockey star Crista Cullen

Published by Oakham School on Tuesday 22nd of March 2016

Oakham School welcomed back GB hockey player, double Olympian and Old Oakhamian Crista Cullen to coach Lower School hockey teams and share some of her sporting wisdom. Crista, who recently came out of retirement to join the GB Women’s squad ahead of Rio 2016, has just returned from Perth, where the GB team narrowly lost to Australia in their six-match test series. Crista set up drills for the Lower School teams, coaching them on their technique and give them one-to-one advice about how to hone their skills. She also demonstrated the lightning-quick speed of her famous penalty flick. At the end of the afternoon, Crista spent time with some of the senior hockey players answering their questions and giving them tips for their matches ahead. Director of Hockey Ashley Denman said, “It was fantastic to welcome Crista back to the School to inspire the next generation of hockey stars. The Lower School pupils were thrilled to be coached by one of the World’s most celebrated defenders, and it is great that they can benefit from her ample expertise.”
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