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Sport sector recognised in 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours list

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Sport and health features heavily in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours list with numerous figures in the sectors having been honoured.

Inspired Exchange would like to pay special tribute to:

  • Eileen Marchant, former afPE Chair, who was awarded the MBE for services to the Administration of Justice and to Hockey in Yorkshire. 

  • Sadie Mason, Active Sussex CEO, who was awarded the MBE for services to sport.

  • Ann Wafula Strike, British Paralympian, or services to disability sport and charity.

  • Professor Fiona Bull, Centre for the Built Environment and Health director, for services to Public Health.

There were a numerous other individuals in the sporting sector honoured. 

These include: 

Dame: Laura Jane Davies, professional golfer.

CBE: Charlotte Edwards, captain of the England women's cricket team.

OBE: Sally Bolton, for services to rugby league; Martin Colclough, for services to disability sport in the armed forces; Arthur Dean, co-founder and president of Dwarf Sport Association UK; Nigel Evans, chair of England Golf; Warren Gatland, Wales head rugby union coach; Malcolm Morley, chair of the British Wrestling Association; Barbara Slater, BBC's director of sport; Dr Paul Hawkins, who created computerised ball-tracking system, Hawk-Eye.

MBE: Jenny Archer, for services to disability athletics; Denise Barrett-Baxendale, deputy chief executive of Everton; Nigel Dixon, for voluntary service to sport in Blackburn; Jon Doney, for services to British showjumping; David Elleray, former football referee; Charlotte Evans, guide to Paralympic gold medallist skier Kelly Gallagher; Dario Franchitti, for services to motor racing; Kelly Gallagher, Paralympic gold medallist skier; Honor Godfrey, curator of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum; Jennifer Gunn, vice-captain of the England women's cricket team; George Harrison, for services to athletics; Gwilym Joseph, director of Swansea City Football Club; David Mitchell-Gears, for services to bowls; Kevin Sinfield, captain of England and Leeds Rhinos; Toni Thomson, for services to netball; Lizzy Yarnold, Winter Olympic gold medallist.

To view the full 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours list, Click Here
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