Bristol City Football Club has snapped up Fairfield High School student, Jemar South Thomas to join them on their flourishing journey.
Although Jemar has enjoyed playing football nearly all his life, this recent ‘rise to the top’ started at age 12, when he played for Bristol Central.
It was during his time there, at one of the matches, when he was scouted; the outcome being the fantastic opportunity of a six week trial and two year scholarship. In simple terms, a dream come true!
Jemar explains: “I am so happy to have been awarded this scholarship where I will be getting paid for doing something that I love. My aspiration for the next two years is to work as hard as I possibly can to get a pro-contract with Bristol City.
“Bobby Reid is my idol… he grew up in Easton, played for Bristol City and now plays for the Premier league! I’d definitely like to follow in his footsteps. I’d like to thank my family, friends and school for being there and always being such an amazing support.”
Jordan Goodchild, Director of PE adds:
“Jemar’s talents are exceptional and we have always encouraged him to pursue a football career. We are so proud that he has already been scouted and wish him every success as he shines in the future.”
Fantastic news – I wish you all the best in your football career, Jemar!