Crista Cullen

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Not to be confused with Tina Cullen.
Crista Cullen
Rachel Walker, Crista Cullen and Beth Storry (1261673268).jpg
Rachel Walker, Crista Cullen and Beth Storry.
Personal information
Born (1985-08-20) 20 August 1985 (age 29)
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Country  United Kingdom
Sport Hockey
Updated on 30 July 2012.

Crista ("Chay") Kerio Cullen (born 20 August 1985 in Boston, Lincolnshire) is an English field hockey player fullback.

Early life[edit]

Cullen's father was a golfer and her mother played professional squash. She first played hockey aged nine, when living in Kenya until she was twelve. Her parents still live in Kenya where they run the Hemingways hotel near Watamu. She boarded at the independent Oakham School in Rutland. She then studied for a BA in Business Studies (Strategy & Entrepreneurship) at the Nottingham Business School, gaining a 2.1 in 2006. She works as a Business Development Consultant for The Kennel Club. Her brother Gray Cullen played junior rugby for England and in 2009 debuted for the Kenya national rugby union team.[1]


Cullen made her senior international debut for the England women's national field hockey team in 2003. Also, she was named in the International Hockey federation World Star XI following the World Cup, as well as 2006 Great Britain Hockey Athlete of the Year and Hockey Writers' Club Player of the Year. She participated in the team which won Bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. She is currently playing for Leicester Hockey Club, which is based at the Stoneygate Preparatory School in Great Glen.


  1. ^ The Standard (Kenya), 9 July 2009: Kenya overcome Senegal to advance

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