Church Village-born Calum Thomas came up through the ranks at Tonyrefail RFC, gaining representative honours with Wales at under 16 and under 18 level.
A rangy openside flanker, Calum’s potential was rewarded with selection for the Blues regional age grade squads.
Further international honours followed with a call up to the Wales under 20 squad for the World Cup campaign of 2011.
Having been released from the Blues Academy, in the summer of 2011 Calum was given a placement with Pontypridd RFC for the coming season.
International recognition followed as Calum was drafted into the Wales Sevens FIRA squad.
Calum departed Pontypridd in November 2012, joining up with neighbouring Llanharan RFC.
Calum Thomas: Flanker 21 appearances 2010-2012