Sac­ri­fices start­ing to pay div­i­dends

Ca­reer in rugby looks as­sured

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By KA­T­RINA TANI­RAU mata­mata.edi­

At the age of 19, Hadleigh May al­ready un­der­stands how the choices he makes now can have a last­ing ef­fect on his life.

Whether it’s been the sober driver for his mates, or go­ing to the gym at the crack of dawn, he knows that th­ese sac­ri­fices will make a dif­fer­ence in his fu­ture.

Th­ese sac­ri­fices have al­ready started pay­ing off for this hard work­ing for­mer Mata­mata Col­lege stu­dent. Hadleigh’s de­ci­sion to pur­sue a ca­reer in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try wasn’t in­flu­enced by that.

‘‘I thought it would be bet­ter if I had some­thing to fall back on,’’ he said.

He plays for the Har­bour Hawkes pre­mier team and has al­ready made it into the Otago U-19s.

Ev­ery­one who has been on Hadleigh’s jour­ney has con­trib­uted some­thing spe­cial and he ac­knowl­edges his fam­ily, coaches and any­one else who has helped.

Go­ing places: Hadleigh May has been named in the New Zealand un­der-20 rugby team that will travel to South­ern France at the end of May.

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