A SNOOKER ace has rounded off a successful season with a top accolade.
Gareth Allen has just picked up the coveted Senior Sportsman of the Year title in the Flintshire Sports Personality of the Year Awards.
It was the icing on the cake for the 22-year-old who last year achieved the Elite Cymru Award from the Sports Council for Wales, which provides support for up and coming sports stars.
His proud nana Tina Smith nominated him for the sports personality award.
She said: “He didn’t expect to win so he was really delighted, we all were. He has had a really great year.”
Gareth, who last year headed to Syria for the World Amateur Championships, joined the cream of Flintshire’s sporting talent at a glittering ceremony at Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold.
Also picking up gongs on the evening were:
l Junior Sportsman of the Year – Owen Smith
l Junior Sportswoman of the Year – Jade Jones
l Senior Sportsman of the Year – Gareth Allen
l Senior Sportswoman of the Year – Beverley Jones
l Team of the Year – Charlotte Aiken and Josh Whidborne
l Community Club of the Year – Deva Academy
l Young Volunteer of the Year – Sam Parry
l Volunteer of the Year – Peter Lewis
l Coach of the Year – John Messum
l The Mel Higham Award for Service to Sport – Andy Neath