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Top Stories : The Thai Ambassador to the UK hosted dinner for the Thai Wild Boars Football Team during their visit to the UK

On 30 October 2018, Ambassador Pisanu and Mrs Thipayasuda Suvanajata hosted dinner in honour of the Deputy Government Spokesman Lieutenant General Werachon Sukonthapatipak and the 13 members of the Thai Wild Boars Football Team during their visit to the UK, which was intended as the Team’s mission to thank the rest of the world for the international rescue effort.    

On 29 October 2018, the Wild Boars were invited to the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards 2018 where they handed Outstand­­ing Bravery Awards to five of the men to whom they owe their lives. They were from a British Cave Rescue Council team, which included expert divers John ­Volanthen, Jason Mallinson, Rick Stanton, Chris Jewell, Josh Bratchley and Connor Roe, who found the Wild Boars football team in the extensive cave system and brought them all safely out. Speaking through a translator, coach Eak Jantawon said: “We want to say thank you so many times to our rescuers, it would take the rest of our lives. We say it in our minds all the time and always will.”

On 30 October 2018, the Wild Boars appeared in ITV This Morning Show where they had a chance to explain their ordeal and once again be reunited with their rescue divers to whom they expressed special and heartfelt thanks the Thai traditional way. During the 5-day UK visit, the Team also visited Aon Training Complex where Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho invited them to train with the youth squad, and meet legends Eric Cantona and Bryan Robson.