Chris Rea

Field Hockey

Hometown: Chula Vista, Cali. 
Current Residence: Bowdon, England
Joined National Team: 2012
Position: Goalkeeper
Number: 30 
Caps: 14


For Rea, field hockey was a no-brainer considering his entire family and friends participated in the sport. His father even coached Rea’s team to win the U-13 National Championship, only the start of an impressive sport career. Rea has since joined the Men’s National Team in 2012 where he has contributed to World League Round 2 in 2013 and the British University National Champions in 2012.


  • 2013: World League Round 2 (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2012: World League Round 1 (1st, Chula Vista, Cali.)
  • 2009: Pan American Cup (2nd, Santiago, Chile)
  • 2008: Pan American Junior Championship (3rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad)


Nickname: Readar
Twitter: @ChrisRea28
High School: Millfield High School
Club: Exeter University Men’s Hockey Club
College: University of Exeter
Major: Buisness Management and Psychology
Names of parents/guardians: Michele and Craig Rea
Names of sibling(s): Simon and Caitlin 
Year you began playing field hockey: 1998
Favorite sports quote: "Some people want it to happen. Some wish it would happen. Others make it happen."
Best words of advice: You’re only young once. Just do it.