Osgood Award given to Foundation coach who displayed 'exemplary' commitment

This year's Peter Osgood Award was presented to Harry Baker by Osgood's widow Lynn prior to Sunday’s Premier League match against Watford.

This year's award went to Foundation coach Baker, who impressed staff and coaches at Blenheim High school after voluntarily attending the college to view and assist in the delivery of our girls college programme.

Despite not having access to a car, Harry’s commitment to the role meant taking multiple trains in order to be in Epsom for an 8am start with his desire and coaching described as ‘exemplary’ and ‘outstanding’ by the school’s head of sport.

Harry, who was joined at Stamford Bridge by dad, Paul, uncle, Peter and grandad John, said: ‘For me personally this is a massive achievement. I always try and strive to be the best I can be so to get the recognition is fantastic.

‘I have taken on extra responsibilities this year and believe I’ve done that with maturity. I set myself personal targets and feel like I have met them with thanks to the great support I have from other staff and coaches at the Foundation.

‘It has been a really good year for me and winning the Peter Osgood Award will motivate me to do even more and try even harder.

‘I am bit young to remember Peter Osgood but my grandad has told me what a great player he was so I thank Lynn for the award in his name.’

The award was created in 2016, on behalf of the Peter Osgood Trust, which closed a year earlier after raising more than £100,000 to support various charities. The remaining funds were donated to the Chelsea Foundation.

2016 - Leanne Tozer
2017 - Tom Horrigan
2018 – Ellie Crabb

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