NEWPORT County AFC and the Dragons will soon be getting their new seasons under way, but in November their star performers for 2019/20 will be toasted at the South Wales Argus Sports Awards.

The Exiles kick off their 2020/21 campaign next Saturday with a Carabao Cup clash against Swansea while the Dragons have their derby against the Scarlets and the knockout stages of Europe before it swiftly back to work in October.

The two clubs will get a chance to reflect on their seasons when their best performers pick up silverware on November 5.

The South Wales Argus Sports Awards were held at Chepstow Racecourse last season when Irish striker Padraig Amond won the County gong and Wales flanker Aaron Wainwright was voted as best Dragon.

Sadly the coronavirus pandemic led to the event being postponed earlier in the year and it will now be held virtually.

All the categories are listed at and entries close on Friday.

The voting is open for the County and Dragons awards with a six-strong shortlist of their best performers.

South Wales Argus:

Amond is there again for County, and he is joined by goalkeeper Tom King, defender Ryan Haynes, utility man Scot Bennett and midfielders Josh Sheehan and Joss Labadie.

The Dragons list is made up of props Brok Harris and Leon Brown, lock Matthew Screech, flanker Taine Basham, scrum-half Rhodri Williams and fly-half Sam Davies.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2020 South Wales Argus Sports Awards. Ring Cathy Parsons 07977 967777 for more information.


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