An Amman Valley gamer got to make his dreams reality after being selected to work at the UK’s largest gaming festival.

Connor Strange, from Glanaman, applied to volunteer at Insomnia UK in Birmingham over August Bank Holiday weekend.

The three-day festival was held the NEC, Birmingham and featured appearances YouTubers from across the globe, some of the latest games, allowed guests to experience virtual reality, relive the past in the retro show and try a new level of gaming in the tabletop zone.

The 24-year-old was chosen to become a volunteer at the event and represented Carmarthenshire and Wales.

“I took me about 5 and a half hours to get there, so I think I was one of the volunteers to travel the furthest,” Connor told The Guardian.

“I was part of the Customer Support Team so I got to check people in, ensure people were safe also deal with queue management.

“It was my first time at the event and to be asked to be a volunteer was exciting.”

Connor spotted an advert on social media looking for volunteers to work at the event.

When asked if he return to the help at the event, Connor didn’t hesitate.

He said: “I would definitely go back and volunteer.

“I enjoyed being a part of the Customer Support Team as I enjoy talking and meeting new people.”

“There are two Insomnia events held in the UK every year and the next one is in April and I would definitely encourage others to apply and get involved.”

As well as meeting famous faces, the former Ysgol Dyffryn Aman pupil got to test out new games including Borderlands 3.

Last year Connor took on a 24-hour gaming marathon in aid of Children in Need and he hopes to take on the challenge again this year.

The fundraiser took place in his bedroom but this time he hopes to be more prepared.