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Newport County AFC 2020/21 virtual end of season awards

17 June 2021

Newport County AFC is pleased to confirm the following arrangements for the 2020/21 end-of-season awards.

The awards, which will again be held virtually this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, will take place on the club's Facebook and YouTube platforms on Friday 18th June at 6:30pm. 

These awards will encompass various aspects of the club, including the Official Supporters' Club, the Disabled Supporters' Association, County in the Community, as well the main club awards.

Newport County AFC Supporters' Club Awards

The recipients of the following awards will be chosen by the committee of the Newport County AFC Supporters' Club.

Young Player of the Season

This award is traditionally presented by the Supporters' Club President, Cath Clarke, in memory of her parents Jack and Grace Reardon. This award represents the Supporters' Club’s choice for Young Player of the Season.

Player of the Season

This award represents the Supporters' Club's choice of Player of the Season. Due to the current climate, this year's award will be selected by a voting process within the Supporters' Club’s Committee.

Away Player of the Season

This season, the recipient of this award has also been chosen by the Supporters' Club's Committee.

Disabled Supporters' Association

The Newport County AFC Disabled Supporters' Association have continued to support disabled supporters remotely during the pandemic. 

DSA Player of the Season

This award is voted for by the members of the Newport County AFC DSA and considers the on-field performances and off-field work and support.

Community Awards

The recipients of the following awards will be chosen by representatives from County in the Community.

David Williams Award – Community Player of the Season

The winner of this award is chosen by the staff from County in the Community.

Newport County AFC – PFA Community Champion

The winner of this award is chosen by the staff from County in the Community.

John Relish Award – College Programme, Manager's Player of the Season

The winner of this award is chosen by the college programme staff members; Dave Lewis, Mike Pratt, Elliot Matthews and Emily Edwards.

Allen Wood Award – College Programme, Players' Player of the Season

The winner of this award is chosen by the college programme staff members.

Melin Homes Award – Ladies' Manager's Player of the Season

The winner of this award is chosen by the ladies' team's staff members; Dave Lewis, Mike Pratt, Elliot Matthews and Emily Edwards

Accent on Education Award – Ladies' Players' Player of the Season

The winner of this award is chosen by the college programme staff members.

John Macey Award – Walking Football Players' Player of the Season

The winner of this award is selected by the player's peers.

Keith Tennant Award – WWTSS Players' Player of the Season

The winner of this award is chosen by the staff from County in the Community.

New awards for 2020/21

Newport County AFC Supporters' Trust Player of the Season

The recipient of this award is chosen by members of the Newport County AFC Supporters' Trust.

Exiles Together Award

The recipient of this award is chosen by members of the Exiles Together Supporters' Group.

Teen Exiles and Clwb Spytty Player of the Season 

The recipient of this award is chosen by Teen Exiles and Clwb Spytty members.

Club awards

Newport County AFC will be presenting the following awards.

Ray Taylor Fair Play Award

This award is in memory of former director, Ray Taylor. This award goes to a player who has shown great character throughout the season and plays the game in the best spirit. The recipient of this award is chosen by Richard Taylor.

Rob Dare Award for Outstanding Contribution

This award was new for the 2019/20 season in memory of County supporter Rob Dare, who sadly passed away at the age of 48.

Alongside supporting the Exiles, Rob also coached youth football in Chepstow, and Rob’s family find it fitting to remember him through the award for outstanding contribution within Newport County AFC Academy.

The recipient of this award will be chosen by Newport County AFC Academy Manager Damien Broad.

Doc Heffernan Shield for Young Player of the Season

This award is traditionally presented by the Heffernan family in memory of the former club doctor.

This award is presented to Newport County AFC’s Young Player of the Season, as selected by manager Michael Flynn.

Derek Williams Memorial Trophy for Goal of the Season

Traditionally, this achievement is presented by the Board of Directors. The award, which is presented to the Goal of the Season winner, is selected by Michael Flynn.

Tom Gardner Trophy for Top Goalscorer

An award presented annually funded by Hazel Neale of North Shields, in memory of her father Tom Gardner, who was for many years the commissionaire at Somerton Park.

This award is presented to Newport County AFC’s top goalscorer at the end of each season.

Reg Parsons Trophy for Most Appearances

This award is traditionally presented by Tony Parsons in memory of his father Reg - a lifelong supporter - and is presented to the Newport County AFC player that has accumulated the most first-team appearances this season.

Brian Toms President’s Cup for Players' Player of the Season

An award first presented by the club's first president, Brian Toms MBE. This award represents the Player of the Season in the view of the first-team players.

Patrons Cup for Newport County AFC Player of the Season

The patrons were a group of influential supporters who undertook work to support the newly-formed club.

This award is chosen by supporters via a voting system, which took place virtually this year.

Special Recognition Awards

Several recognition awards will be given to those who have gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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