LONDON: Sports accessibility campaigner Joyce Cook has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s new year’s Honours List.
Cook has been world football federation’s chief member associations officer in October 2016. She was already an OBE and had been a board member of Women In Football for nine years before taking up her FIFA role.
Other British sportspeople recognised in the list include rugby’s Sam Warburton, former Lions and Wales captain and Heather Knight among a number of England women cricketers who won their World Cup.
MBEs also go to Paralympic long jump silver medallist Stefanie Reid and Sue Anstiss, co-founder of the Women’s Sport Trust charity.
COMMANDERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CBE):
Ms Clare CONNOR, OBE, England and Wales Cricket Board director of women’s cricket, for services to cricket (East Sussex).
Mrs Joyce COOK, OBE, for services to sport and accessibility (London).
Joyce Cook has been awarded a CBE for services to sport and accessibility (Image: PA)
OFFICERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE):
Ms Sarah LEWIS, International Ski Federation secretary general, for services to sport (London).
Ian McLAUCHLAN, former Scotland and Lions prop, for services to rugby and charity (Edinburgh).
Jonathan MORGAN, former Disability Sport Wales chief executive, for services to disability sport in Wales (Bishopton, Swansea).
Mark ROBINSON, England women’s cricket team head coach, for services to cricket (Hove, East Sussex).
Miss Heather KNIGHT, England women’s cricket team captain, for services to cricket (London).
Ed MORRISON, former referee, for services to rugby union (Whitchurch, Bristol).
Sam WARBURTON, Lions captain and former Wales captain, for services to rugby union (Cardiff).
MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (MBE):
Ms Sue ANSTISS, for services to grassroots and women’s sport (Burnley).
Miss Tammy BEAUMONT, England women’s cricket team, for services to cricket (Leicestershire).
Ms Christine BOWER, British Olympic Association athletes services co-ordinator, for services to British Olympic sport (London).
Mr Craig CARSCADDEN, for services to athletes with disabilities and to the Paralympics (Frampton Cotterell, Bristol).
Mr Alan DAVIS, head coach of Maindy Flyers youth cycling club in Cardiff, for services to youth cycling and diversity inclusion in south Wales (Cardiff).
Mr Craig GRAHAM, The Spartans Community Football Academy chairman, for services to football and the community in Edinburgh (Edinburgh).
Mr Eric HARRISON, former Manchester United youth team coach, for services to football (Halifax).
Mr Robert Ian PATERSON, for services to Paralympic sport.
Ms Helen PHILLIPS, for services to welsh gymnastics and the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales (Ducklington, Oxfordshire).
Ms Patricia REID, Dunfermline Tennis Club secretary, for services to tennis and lacrosse in Scotland (Dunfermline).
Mrs Stef REID, Great Britain medallist at Beijing, London and Rio Paralympic Games, for services to Paralympic sport (Leicestershire).
Dr James ROBSON, Scotland rugby team doctor, for services to rugby (Fowlis, Dundee).
Miss Leslie ROY, for services to athletics in Scotland (Bearsden, Dunbartonshire).
Mr Keith SEARS, former Sports Ground Safety Authority inspector, for services to sport (Rickmanworth, Hertfordshire).
Miss Anya SHRUBSOLE, England women’s cricket team, for services to cricket (Bath).
Mr John VOSS, for services to rugby (Barry, South Glamorgan)
Mr William John Allen WATSON, for services to cycling (Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland).
ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER LIEUTENANT (LVO):
Mr Nicky HENDERSON, trainer of the Queen’s racehorses.