Peter Osgood Award
The 2017 Peter Osgood Award was presented to Tom Horrigan by the Chelsea legend’s widow Lynn prior to our FA Cup quarter-final victory over Manchester United in March.
The award was set up in 2016 to honour a participant on the Chelsea Foundation’s social inclusion programmes who has shown the commitment, dedication and spirit that the legendary Blues striker was famous for.
The inaugural Peter Osgood Award was given to Leanne Tozer and this year's award went to Chelsea Foundation coach Tom, who started his involvement with our social inclusion programmes as a participant in Roehampton aged 12, before gaining several coaching qualifications as a volunteer and eventually joining the Foundation to inspire future generations to follow in his footsteps.
Tom said: ‘It feels great to be honoured by Lynn and the club. It is recognition for lots of hard work and I am very proud to receive the award.
‘It is nice to meet a legend like Peter Osgood’s wife and get a little insight in to the kind of person he was and what helped him succeed.
‘I will use this as extra motivation to keep working hard on my coaching and hopefully continue to do more and more for the Foundation.’
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