Wright way to win

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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.

Oliver Wright.

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