NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn is backing the South Wales Argus Sports Awards 2019 and urging everyone to get nominating.

Flynn won the overall sports personality of the year award at last year’s inaugural event and the Exiles boss was also named the professional sports personality of the year.

And he’s looking forward to this year’s ceremony, which takes place at Chepstow Racecourse on Wednesday, May 22.

“It’s a great way to celebrate individual achievements and team achievements,” said Flynn.

“Last year’s awards were a fantastic event and getting to meet all the other participants and listening to their journeys was an experience I won’t forget.”

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 Friday, March 22.

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.”