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ROYAL SUMMONS FOR FORMER SAINTS' MAN
David Williams with Prince Feisal at an Olympic reception [BBC photo]
FORMER Welsh Premier midfielder David Williams has taken a royal role, advising the Jordanian royal family on how to improve its fortunes on the sports field.
The ex-Caersws and Llansantffraid man is working for HRH Prince Feisal Al-Hussein of Jordan - King Abdullah's younger brother, helping to encourage Jordan's teenagers to take up sport.
The kingdom has bid for a round of the World Rally Championship and may apply to host the 2014 Asian Games.
Williams, who hails from Guilsfield in Powys, played for his local side Welshpool in the Cymru Alliance, made 33 appearances for Llansantffraid in their first season in the top flight, moving to Caersws where he notched up another 57 League of Wales starts.
A former newspaper sports editor, he was tempted away from a public relations job in Dubai by Prince Feisal - Jordan's president of the country's Olympic committee which governs the kingdom's sport.
"It's basically a clean slate and we're almost working from scratch," Williams told BBC World News.
"We are considering putting together a bid for the 2014 Asian Games, which would be huge."
10 February 2021
 
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