Bethesda Boccia ace Jacob Thomas was given a hero’s welcome on his return to Pembrokeshire College.
Jacob represented Team GB in singles and doubles Boccia in the London 2012 Paralympics and was greeted by fellow Sports Diploma students, the Principal Sharron Lusher, teachers past and present and support staff. Jacob said “ I’d like to say thank you to the college for all their support. The experience was fantastic.”
Seventeen year old Jacob said of his Paralympic debut, “ The noise and all the support was incredible. I was really proud to be out there representing my country. I am having a couple of weeks off and then I am back into training for the European Championships next year.” Jacob’s mother Caroline said, “The support from everyone, even those who hadn’t even met him was fantastic.”
College principal Sharron Lusher said “We’re so proud of him, it’s got to be one of the best days in the college’s history. It’s such a brilliant achievement and he’s an inspiration to other students, it’s fantastic!”
The college has accommodated Jacob’s training alongside his studies by extending his two-year course to three.