NEWPORT County AFC boss Michael Flynn, Valleys Gymnastics Academy and Pontypool United RFC were among the winners at last year's inaugural South Wales Argus Sports Awards.

And after the success of the 2018 event, the awards have returned and nominations for this year's prizes are open.

Chepstow Racecourse will host the 2019 ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, where the great and good of Gwent sport will be recognised.

So, if you know someone who deserves recognition for all their hard work in sport over the past 12 months then don't hesitate to put them forward for one of the 14 prizes up for grabs.

You can nominate the person, team or club who you think should be acknowledged for their efforts by visiting

The closing date for entries is Monday, March 18.

Award categories

Sports Personality of the Year

Professional Sports Personality of the Year

Young Sports Personality of the Year

Grassroots Sports Personality of the Year

Disability Sports Performer of the Year

Outstanding Services to Sport in Gwent

Senior Team of the Year

Junior Team of the Year

Community Club of the Year

Coach of the Year

Junior Coach of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Newport County AFC Player of the Year

Dragons Player of the Year

“This year’s awards are in association with Chepstow Racing & Events and we are setting out to recognise the true heroes of local sport and to create an event which will be one of the main highlights of the sporting calendar locally,” said Hussain Bayoomi, managing director of the South Wales Argus.

“Local sport is the glue that holds our communities together, providing a foundation for health, fitness and team work. A place to identify sporting stars of the future.

“Recognising and honouring the achievements of the countless outstanding contributions to sport is an honour for the South Wales Argus.

“The South Wales Argus are proud to recognise the outstanding contribution to sport from grassroots to professional level, and it is an honour to showcase this through the South Wales Argus Sports Awards of 2019.”