Wright way to win
who was unable to speak to the Matamata Chronicle, is in the running for the New Zealand under-17 football team, which is set to travel to Mexico in June for the world soccer championships.
Proud parents, Tony and Mary, have often led by example.
Mr Wright is a New Zealand Surf Life Saving Representative and Mrs Wright is an extriathlete.
‘‘We are very proud [of our children] and can’t believe they have gone so far,’’ Mr Wright said.
They encourage their children but leave it up to them to put the hard work in where it is needed.
Sebastian, gets up at 5.30 most mornings, cycles to the swimming pools and swims before school – simply because he loves it.
He often travels around New Zealand competing and recently came first in a Rotorua triathlon.
‘‘It feels so good to cross the finish line first. Coming first gives you the drive to get better and win bigger,’’ he said.
Theo is following in the footsteps of his big brothers, quickly rising to the top. He has become a sensation in Whangamata over the summer as a junior surf life saver coming first in the February Mixed Beach Relay.
Mr Wright believed the success of Louis was what kept the others determined because they had seen the results of hard work.
Chasing the dream: From left, Louis, Theo and Sebastian Wright are dedicated sportsmen and well on the way to the top.