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13 November 2017

Olympic Gold Medallist Crista Cullen, MBE Delivers Masterclass

Hockey at King’s College is going from strength to strength as an ever-increasing number of players are progressing into the England Hockey Player Pathway.

This success is a result of the hard work and effort put in by our pupils and staff, and further supplemented by a number of masterclasses delivered by high profile hockey players. These visits help to provide inspiration for the future in a relaxed and personal environment.

Recently, Crista Cullen, MBE, one of the world’s best defenders with over 185 caps and an Olympic Gold in Rio to her credit, visited King’s and delivered a top level skill-based session, focusing on aerials and drag flicking, her areas of specialism.

In addition, the senior girls recently took part in a masterclass on goal scoring from Susannah Townsend, MBE, while on tour in the Netherlands. In previous years, Tom Carson, Simon Mantell, and Maddie Hinch, MBE have also delivered masterclasses.

Clare Haynes, Director of Hockey said: “There is a real appetite for hockey at King’s, particularly following former pupil Maddie Hinch’s success in helping GB to win gold in Rio. All of our teams are enjoying success and we have a greater number of pupils than ever making it into the England Player Pathway.”

King’s College is pleased to be able to support players with potential in the sport through our Maddie Hinch Scholarship, details of which can be obtained from our Admissions team: admissions@kings-taunton.co.uk / 01823 328204.

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