Thomas is an outstanding young local sportsman. He is a member of the GB Archery Youth squad and has represented England in international tournaments, achieving team and personal gold medals. He has been nominated for Derbyshire young sportsman of the year and has had several articles written about him in the local newspaper. His school also nominated him as an `Olympic Ambassador` to promote sport and sportsmanship in local schools. He has inspired many youngsters in his sport, being always positive and helpful, giving time and advice freely. He is committed to his sport, having to fit in training sessions with his busy school life; this has been a very busy year but he has managed to fulfil all of his commitments without complaining. He is a very quiet and unassuming character - he would be absolutely bowled over to have the opportunity to be an Olympic torchbearer.