I want to wish local cross-country mountain biker, Connor Wright, all the best in 2024. A born talent, Connor has pretty much been racing mountain bikes since graduating from training wheels. He’s won the national cross-country mountain championships for the past four years and was locally named the Myles Junior Sports Star of the Year. This year, Connor will be chasing every under-17 national cross-country mountain bike title across Australia, making six trips interstate. He also aims to represent Australia in the Olympics and compete in the world cup events.
I also want to take the time to recognise Connor’s parents and loved ones. It’s really difficult to put into words the effort and commitment made by parents and loved ones of our local athletes. All of the travel, the costs and the time invested are significant, particularly for those who come from regional areas. So a special thank you goes to Connor’s loved ones for supporting him in what he loves and does so well. They’ve supported him all of his life in this pursuit.
Lastly, a lot of these sporting codes rely on tireless volunteers to get their competitions up and running and keep them running. To all the community members who volunteer their time and effort, thank you as well. I wish you all the best for 2024, Connor. I know you have a very bright future ahead. Continue to make all of us proud in the south-west.