Jacob Thomas of Bethesda has been congratulated for his fantastic achievement at the recent International Boccia Trophy 2011 in Barcelona.
Jacob was part of the Great Britain Development BC3 Boccia team participating in the international competition, against Catalonia and Russia.
Jacob's team mates were Jess Hunter from England, and Scott McKowan from Scotland.
The team played in pairs. Jacob was paired with Scott against Russia with GB winning, and paired with Jess against Catalonia, with Catalonia winning.
In the singles competition Jacob won both his pool matches and faced Jess in the semi-final winning by 10 points to 4.
A final was not played and the winner was decided on points according to how many games played and how many points scored.
This resulted in Jacob being declared winner of the BC3 singles. The GB team also won the overall series.
As a result, Jacob has been selected to represent Great Britain at the CP-ISRA World Cup in August at Belfast.
Councillor Huw George, Cabinet member for Children and Young People said Jacob was a determined young sportsman who was dedicated to his sport.
"His success is due to his commitment and enthusiasm. We congratulate him on his success in Barcelona and wish him well in Belfast."
Angela Miles, Disability Sport development Officer for Pembrokeshire, said: "This is a remarkable achievement for Jacob and proof of his endless hard work and dedication in training. We are sure that Jacob will go on to reach his goal of London 2012."
Pictured is Jacob (right) with Jess Hunter and Scott McKowan, making up the Great Britain Development BC3 Boccia team who won the recent overall International series at Barcelona
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