Manager Michael Flynn has been named Sports Personality of the Year and Professional Sports Personality of the Year at the inaugural South Wales Argus Awards held at the Celtic Manor.
Michael Flynn saw off tough competition from Dragons captain and Wales rugby star Cory Hill and IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby to be crowned the winner of the Professional Sports Personality of the Year award. But, in what turned out to be a superb evening for the manager and the Club, Flynn then saw off even tougher competition to be crowned South Wales Argus Personality of the Year.
The awards come just five days after the anniversary of Michael Flynn taking over as caretaker manager and what a year it’s been!
In the past 12 months, Flynn and his team have managed a miraculous Great Escape and a memorable Emirates FA Cup run and, with 10 games to go, the play-offs are still in sight - a year worth celebrating!
This Personality of the Year award comes just two weeks after Flynn received the Spirit of Newport award from Newport City Council and a few months after he narrowly lost out to Christian Malcolm in the Coach of the Year catergory at the Wales Sports Award.
It was also a good night for Ben White as it was revealed that the twenty-year-old defender won County Player of the Year as voted for online by South Wales Argus readers with a massive 60% of the vote ahead of runners-up Joss Labadie and Dan Butler.