Two College student, Jacob Thomas and Rhys Eynon are contributing to this years Olympics. Firstly Jacob, who achieved his dream of representing the United Kingdom at the forthcoming Paralympics in September 2012. Jacob, a sport science student, will be playing Boccia, which is a precision sport and similar to Boules. The sport was originally developed for people with cerebral palsy, but is now played by people of all abilities and disabilities.
The 17 year-old student is the current British and Welsh Boccia Champion and is one of nine players who will represent Britain, “I am so excited about playing, this really is my dream come true, I’ve trained hard for this, eight to ten hours a week, so I hope to come away with a gold medal,” enthused Jacob.
Also, foundation degree student, Rhys Eynon, was given the opportunity to be one of the torch bearers. Rhys achievements include Football player of the Year. Through dedication to his training, Rhys was selected to play for the Welsh Mencap team who went to Geneva for the International Football Festival.
Pembrokeshire College is extremely proud of Jacob and Rhys, their next challenge will not be the last, but it will be one of their most memorable.