Thomas, known as Tommy or Sir Thomas by friends and family, has been a resident of Mount Riverview for the past forty years. He raised two daughters with his wife Margaret, and has been the carer for Mr John Farragher OAM for over thirty years. Thomas has a love for sport, coaching soccer at club and state levels for fifty years - this is where he met his wife. The last twenty one years were spent at Blaxland Redbacks coaching and as a member of the committee. He is also recognised as a life member of the club. Thomas was presented the NSW Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Award for his volunteer work in soccer and athletics in 2017. In his spare time, Thomas enjoys a round of golf in the Vets competition at Penrith or chasing after his grandson.