Trevor Peake

Prestigious Award For Retiring Academy Coach Trevor Peake

Leicester City's retiring Lead Professional Development Phase Coach Trevor Peake has been presented with the Premier League Eamonn Dolan Award for his exceptional contribution to academy development.
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- Trevor Peake wins the Premier League Eamonn Dolan Award for exceptional contribution to development within the Academy environment
- Trevor spent 17 years within Leicester City's Academy before retiring as Lead Professional Development Phase Coach earlier this summer
- The 63-year-old helped many aspirational footballers to fulfil their dreams of becoming established professions at Leicester City
- Current senior stars Ben Chilwell, Harvey Barnes and Hamza Choudhury all worked with Trevor at the Academy

Over Trevor’s 17 years of service for the Football Club, the former Coventry City defender nurtured several generations of graduates through Leicester City's Academy.

In the current Foxes first team squad, Ben Chilwell, Harvey Barnes and Hamza Choudhury all benefitted from Peake's extensive experience in the Club's Under-18s team.

Throughout the English football pyramid - from Richard Stearman to Jeff Schlupp, Billy Kee to Chris O’Grady - players have continued to excel thanks to Peake's tutelage.

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Trevor Peake
Trevor Peake

The Club's Under-18s won the Premier Academy League in 2006/07.

Andy King, too, worked closely with Trevor at Belvoir Drive before going on to lift the Premier League, Championship and League 1 titles at the Club, as well as earning 50 Wales caps.

In 2007, meanwhile, Trevor and his coaching colleagues at the Academy guided the Young Foxes to the U18 Premier League crown, beating Sunderland on penalties at Stadium of Light.

Since then, Chilwell, Barnes and Choudhury have all represented England at various levels, while Academy graduates Luke Thomas and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall have made first team debuts this term. 

It’s very much a family at Leicester City. I didn’t have an electric career as a player, but this is certainly the best club I’ve ever been involved with. It’s been incredible.

Trevor Peake

The Eamonn Dolan Award is a prestigious prize awarded to outstanding academy coaches in honour of the former Reading academy manager, who passed away in the summer of 2016 after an illness.

Manchester United academy programme adviser, Tony Whelan, and Neil Bath, Chelsea's head of youth development, were other recipients of the award on Thursday during a virtual ceremony.

Speaking to LCFC.com earlier this summer, after calling an end to his admirable 42-year career in the game as a player and academy coach, Peake said: “I do, still, love the game so much.

“It’s very much a family at Leicester City. I didn’t have an electric career as a player, but this is certainly the best club I’ve ever been involved with. It’s been incredible.”

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