Lionesses’ Recognition in New Year’s Honours
England’s Lionesses have once again secured acknowledgment in the prestigious New Year’s Honours list.
Mary Earps, Lauren Hemp, and Millie Bright have been recognized for their instrumental roles in propelling England to the World Cup final.
Among them, Earps, the exceptional goalkeeper who clinched the golden glove at the tournament, has been awarded the MBE.
Alongside her, Hemp, the joint top scorer for England with three goals, and Bright, the team’s captain, have received OBE and MBE honors, respectively.
This recognition follows the previous year’s honors bestowed upon Williamson, Bronze, White, and Mead after their triumph at the European Championship.
Earps, whose exceptional year led her to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year, also secured the FIFA Best goalkeeper award, the golden glove at the World Cup, and a notable fifth position in the Ballon d’Or, the highest rank for a female goalkeeper.
Bright expressed profound gratitude, dedicating the honor to her family, coaches, and teammates while emphasizing the importance of growing the sport for future generations.
Stuart Broad and Other Sporting Figures Recognized
The honors extended beyond football, recognizing Stuart Broad, the retired cricket stalwart, who was appointed CBE.
Broad, who bid farewell to a remarkable cricketing career, received this acknowledgment after his pivotal role in ensuring a draw in the closely contested Ashes series.
His sentiments echoed a deep appreciation for the sport and the cherished memories it provided throughout his illustrious journey.
Additionally, Stuart Broad joins an esteemed list, including Mail Sport columnist Stuart Broad, honored with a CBE post-retirement from cricket, and Jeff Stelling, acknowledged with an MBE for his contributions to sport, broadcasting, and charity.
Ron Dennis, the former owner of McLaren Group, was granted a knighthood for his invaluable contributions to industry and charity, expanding the recognition beyond the realm of sports.
Diverse Recognitions in Various Fields
The New Year’s Honours list presented a diverse range of recognitions, highlighting contributions beyond the sporting arena.
Personalities such as Sir Bill Beaumont, former England rugby captain, were honored with the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire for services to rugby union and charity.
Moreover, former England cricketer Marcus Trescothick was awarded an OBE for his services to mental health, while Stuart Hogg, ex-Scotland Rugby captain, received an MBE.
Christian Horner, chief executive of Red Bull Racing, earned an OBE for services to Motor Sport, and Peter Shilton, the former England goalkeeper, was made a CBE for his contributions to football and efforts in preventing gambling harm.
The breadth of recognitions underscores the diverse and impactful contributions made by individuals across various fields.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn