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With all the troubles and uncertainty surrounding the Chelsea senior team squad, the Chelsea women’s team are making steady progress and have been recognized by the FA.

On Friday night, at the 20th annual FA Women’s Football Awards, Chelsea collected not only the Club of the Year award but Emma Hayes was rightly named Head Coach of the Year as well.

It has indeed been an awesome season for our women’s team, which included a domestic league and cup Double and a historic run to the UEFA Woman’s Champions League semi-final. It was the club’s best-ever season since its inception in 1992, and they celebrated it by rebranding from the archaic Chelsea Ladies FC to the more modern Chelsea FC Women name.

Centre-back Millie Bright, who collected the award on behalf of the team said:  “It’s always nice to pick up an award and obviously being Club of the Year is massive. I think it shows how far the club has actually come, with the work that has gone on behind the scenes finally getting recognised and Emma plays a huge role in that.”

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