New Year honours for athletes, coaches and administrators

New Year honours for athletes, coaches and administrators



The Queen's 2013 New Year's Honours List has recognised a number of our top athletes as well as those who have supported the sport.

MK Join In: Greg Rutherford and gold medalOur Olympic medallists received MBEs, OBEs, and CBEs; Jess Ennis, David Weir and Mo Farah become Commanders of the Order of the British Empire - three out of the five CBEs awarded, showing the strength of athletics in the top echeons of the List. 

There were also MBEs for Mick Bushell, Hannah Cockroft,
Jonnie Peacock, Greg Rutherford and Richard Whitehead.

Warwickshire-based Sheila Carey - who won an England Athletics Services to Disability Award last year (pictured) - Services to Disability Athletics – Sheila Careyhas received an MBE.  An ex top level middle distance runner, who has been an Olympic Games finalist on two occasions, 65-year old Sheila is extremely committed and currently runs the U2 Track and Field club for disabled athletes and also helps to organise and run competitions for British Blind Sport.

In addition, our colleague Cherry Alexander has received an MBE for Service to Sport.  Cherry is currently UKA Head of International Competition but has also been instrumental in the recruitment and retention of Technical Officials.

We congratulate all of them and look forward to another exciting year for athletics in 2013.

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