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Chris Ramsey wins Premier League acclaim

QPR technical director Chris Ramsey was a proud recipient of the Eamonn Dolan Award at the 2018 Premier League Youth Conference Awards Dinner.

Last night’s (Thursday) event was held at Molineux – the home of Premier League newcomers Wolves – with Academy boss Ramsey recognised following the progression of a number of youngsters to first-team level over 2017/18.

The Eamonn Dolan Award celebrates individuals for their innovation and exceptional contribution to football coaching and coach development over the past season. Charlton Athletic’s Steve Avory (academy manager) was also a recipient at yesterday evening’s dinner.

Well-respected former Reading academy chief Dolan sadly passed away in 2016, following his brave battle against cancer.

The Premier League commented: “Eamonn Dolan was a leading advocate of the idea that we should develop a community of coaches who, over time, would become world-leading. We believe that we already have many fantastic coaches working in our clubs and there were some very-strong nominations for this award.

“The selection group felt your (Chris Ramsey’s) nomination was outstanding and we are sure that you are full deserving of the award and will represent Eamonn’s legacy as you continue working within the academy environment.”