FORGESSON Krystal < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 07 Sep 1982 in Auckland, NZL
Height1.56 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Auckland, NZL
Occupation Athlete, Marketing
Languages English
Higher education Marketing - Massey University: Auckland, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up hockey at age five.
Club / Team Auckland Fury: New Zealand
Name of coach Jude Menezes [club], IND; Mark Hager [national], AUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for New Zealand
Opponent Australia
Location India
General Interest
Nicknames Krys (hockeynz.co.nz, 02 Aug 2010)
Hobbies Playing squash, touch football, learning to surf, spending time with friends and family. (hockeynz.co.nz, 02 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, competing at the 2010 World Cup in Rosario, Argentina, and competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (hockeynz.co.nz, 27 Feb 2013)
Most influential person in career New Zealand hockey players Ramesh Patel and Tina Bell-Kake. (hockeynz.co.nz, 02 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol New Zealand rugby union player Richie McCaw and Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (hockeynz.co.nz, 27 Feb 2013; hockeynz.co.nz, 14 Jun 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Be yourself and have fun in whatever you do." (hockeynz.co.nz, 12 Jan 2012)
Awards and honours She was named New Zealand Universities' Maori Sportsperson of the Year in 2007. (fisu.net, 03 Jul 2007)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (nzherald.co.nz, 08 Jun 2013)