On Monday 13th May, Wellsway Sports Centre had the pleasure of hosting GB Hockey Player and Olympic gold medallist Crista Cullen.
Crista attended the Keynsham Hockey Club Academy session, ran in partnership between Keynsham Hockey Club and Wellsway Sports Centre, to run a masterclass for the Academy players.
Crista went through some important hockey techniques and skills, leading the session with Academy coach Rod Naughalty. She spent time with them as a group and gave some great 1:1 coaching points.
Richard May, KHC Academy Coordinator and organiser of the event, said "We are very grateful to Crista for coming to visit us. It was a fantastic opportunity for lots of our Academy players to be coached by a former GB Olympic gold medallist. I’m sure that her visit will stay in the their memories and will hopefully inspire them to continue their hockey playing for many years to come.”
One of the players said "it was really good to have Crista come and coach us today. We learnt a lot from her and she has inspired me to keep getting better."
A huge thanks to Crista for coming along, and to Richard for organising.