Millie Bright, Mary Earps and Lauren Hemp recognised in New Year Honours List

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Three of England’s Women’s World Cup players person been recognised successful nan New Year Honours List.

Millie Bright, Mary Earps and Lauren Hemp person each been honoured for their portion successful nan Lionesses’ tally to nan World Cup last successful Australia and New Zealand.

Bright captained Sarina Wiegman’s broadside astatine nan tourney pinch regular skipper Leah Williamson missing retired done wounded and receives an OBE.

“I’m truthful gobsmacked,” Bright told nan BBC. “I don’t deliberation it’ll descend successful for a agelong clip — it’s an honour that you ne'er ever expect to beryllium given. Just really proud.”

Goalkeeper Earps, who besides won BBC Sports Personality of nan Year earlier this month, receives an MBE, arsenic does guardant Hemp.

England won nan European Championships connected location ungraded successful 2022 but fell conscionable short of adding nan world crown a twelvemonth later losing 1-0 to Spain successful nan final.

Elsewhere successful football, England’s most-capped men’s subordinate Peter Shilton, who was already an OBE, receives a CBE.

Former Scotland head Alex McLeish has been made an OBE while erstwhile Leeds United leader Howard Wilkinson receives nan aforesaid honour.

Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham besides receives an OBE pinch Brighton and Hove Albion president Tony Bloom recognised pinch an MBE.

Bloom said: “I’m incredibly proud and genuinely humbled to person this recognition, and while I’m honoured personally, it would not person been imaginable without truthful galore group who’ve helped america execute what we have.

“I’d for illustration to convey my chap directors, our staff, coaches and players who person been captious to nan advancement we’ve made. It has been an historical twelvemonth for nan nine and this is simply a awesome measurement to headdress disconnected a genuinely unforgettable 12 months.”

Beloved erstwhile Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling arsenic good arsenic Kick It Out chair Sanjay Bhandari and nan charity’s caput of improvement Troy Townsend person been recognised pinch MBEs.

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