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HUGHTON AND PARRIS WIN COACHING AWARD

9 November 2017

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Chris Hughton and George Parris receiving their awards on stage.

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton and women’s technical director George Parris were both recognised for their contributions to coaching and management at last night’s Football Black List Awards in London.

The Albion pair joined Steven Reid and Curtis Fleming in winning the Coaching and Management award at the ceremony, which celebrates the contributions to sport of people from African and Caribbean backgrounds.

Hughton was delighted to pick up the award alongside Parris, saying, “It’s always an honour to be recognised for my achievements within the game, and it’s great to pick up this award alongside three other deserving candidates - including my Albion colleague George Parris, who’s done an excellent job with our women’s and girls’ sides.

“It was a pleasure to attend, and great to join so many people from across the game to celebrate football, and so many of the excellent things that people are doing within the sport, at all levels”

Parris, who played alongside Hughton during their playing days, added, “It’s a fantastic honour, especially with the other people who picked up the award as well. I was in distinguished company, so it was great to receive it.

“You do things day-in day-out because you enjoy what you do, but it’s always nice to be recognised. It’s not just for myself, but also for the other people behind the scenes that do a great job.

“It was nice to be on the stage with Chris. It was an honour to be up there and see him recognised for what he’s done as well.”

The life of former Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and England defender Ugo Ehiogu, who died in April aged 44, was also celebrated at the awards ceremony, as the One to Watch award was named after him.

It was the same honour he received from the Football Black List in March shortly before he passed away.


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