CLUB mental health ambassador Dan Butler has been awarded the Sky Bet League Two PFA 'Player in the Community' award for the 2018-2019 season.

Butler has been rewarded for his commitment and enthusiasm over three years towards the 'We Wear the Same Shirt' County in the Community football group and his constant support of the many different projects run in the community by Newport County AFC.

Since joining the Exiles in 2016, Butler has been an avid fan of the community side and has spent much of his spare time with the ever-growing number of individuals who make up this popular part of the club.

Butler was also named PFA Community Champion for the 2017-2018 season.

"I am very proud to win this award, " he said.

"I wouldn't be able to have won it without Norman Parselle introducing me to County in the Community's 'We Wear the Same Shirt' group and all of the players being so welcoming and helping me feel part of the group straight away. I owe this award to them.

"My family will be very proud of me winning this award, I am honoured to have won it and will continue to spend time with the County in the Community as often as I can."

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Club director Colin Faulkner , who is responsible for equality and diversity, said: "Everyone at the club is absolutely delighted that Dan has won this award.

"It is testament to the player and man that Dan is and epitomises what we look for in a player at the club; full commitment on the field and constantly supporting the community off it."

Butler will officially be presented with the award at the EFL Awards Night on Sunday, April 7.

The event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London, will recognise the achievements on and off the pitch of those within the EFL throughout the year.