Athlete Profile

Philip Wright

Men's National Team

Nickname: Philly
Position: Forward
Age: 29
Height: 180 cm
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Residence: Vancouver, BC
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC
Senior Caps: 143
1st Int'l Appearance: 2004 in London, ON vs. Netherlands Antilles
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Career Highlights

- Scored a goal against New Zealand at the 2010 World Cup

Field Hockey Background

I was introduced to the sport by my father, Lee. I picked up a stick for the first time at age 3 while watching my older brother play.

Former Teams: CA Montrouge, France; HDM, Netherlands; UBC Thunderbirds

Coaches: Robin D'Abreo, Alan Brahmst, Louis Mendonca, Gene Muller

Proudest Moment

Having my family in the stands at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

My Life

Mother Thelma is a National Endurance Coach for Athletics Canada and a IAAF Committee member. Father Lee is a financial advisor for CIBC Wood Gundy. Older sister Lindsay works for SFA Designs in Santa Barbara, California. Older brother Anthony currently works at a Endocrine Research Society in Vancouver. Younger sister Gillian teaches physical education at South Point Academy in Tsawwassen.

My interests include being outdoors, fishing, my cabin on Bowen Island, the Vancouver Canucks and growing beards.


University: Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (2010)

Degree/ Major: Real Estate

Role Model

Inspired by grandfather Harold Wright (1932 Olympics - Athletics), mother Thelma (1972 and 1976 Olympics - Athletics), father Lee (1964 and 1976 Olympics - Field Hockey) and brother Anthony (2008 Olympics - Field Hockey) for their Olympic achievements.

Favourite Quote

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle

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