LLANFYLLIN'S Dafydd Williams enjoyed a weekend to remember in London last weekend.

While many of the country came together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee or support Wales in their successful bid to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, Corporal Williams was handed a special duty, joining Armed Forces colleagues for a vital role in the final of British Rugby League Challenge Cup.

Wigan Warriors took on Huddersfield Giants at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in the final of the 125th year of rugby league's most prestigious cup – and Cpl Williams delivered the trophy onto the pitch before the match.

A capacity crowd watched as Wigan Warriors snatched a 16-14 victory thanks to a late Liam Marshall try.

Cpl Williams said: “What a privilege it was to be asked to walk the cup on to the pitch in front of a crowd of over 52,000.

"It was a fantastic day filled with many memories and a proud moment for me and my family."

He said: "I was selected from the Army for the work I’ve put in over the last year for the Defence School of Transport.

"To be honest I’m not a massive rugby league fan and more into Welsh rugby union as well as football."

"Congratulations to Wigan Warriors on their 16-14 victory over Huddersfield Giants."

Corporal Williams said the appointment had been part of a frantic few weeks which culminated in his promotion to sergeant having been educated at Llanfyllin primary and high schools before working at Stadco.

In 2008 he joined the military and his career has gone from the strength to strength.

He continues to return home with family in Llanfyllin and Llanfair Caereinion.