The in-demand Melbourne Victory shot-stopper is outdoing his precocious skill on the pitch throughout the off-season, supporting a young goalkeeper who recently lost his father.

After hearing of the death of Dandenong City goalkeeper Nick Caccamo's father, Thomas began regularly messaging the keeper, before attending Caccamo's first match this weekend since his father's passing. 

Thomas' father committed suicide when he was just 16-years-old, an event the Victory goalkeeper told the Herald Sun about in 2016.

“He took his own life. It was very out of the blue. No one knew why or how come. It’s something that lingers with me all the time, not knowing why," he said.

“It sort of opens your world up, I tend to see the bigger picture.

“That was a very difficult time. It’s a big part of the reason why I don’t fear too much, I don’t get too caught up in a lot of things people would.

“Not being picked by a coach to play is a very minor setback.”