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Judy Murray and Heather Stanning awarded OBEs in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Murray will receive an OBE for services to tennis, women in sport and charity.

BOXING 17/06/17 10:56
Judy Murray and Heather Stanning awarded OBEs in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Judy Murray and Heather Stanning are among the leading sporting figures to be honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Murray, the former Great Britain Fed Cup coach and mother to Wimbledon champions Andy and Jamie, will receive an OBE for services to tennis, women in sport and charity.

She is the third member of her family to be honoured after Andy was knighted in the new year, while Jamie also received an OBE in 2016.

Double Olympic rowing champion Heather Stanning, who announced her retirement from the sport after successfully defending her title in Rio last summer, is also upgraded to an OBE.

Stanning had been awarded an MBE in the wake of her first Olympic triumph at London 2012.

Ireland rugby captain Rory Best, who won his 100th cap for his country late last year, is another recipient of an OBE for services to rugby.

Dick Greenwood, the former England flanker and coach, also receives an OBE for services to national and international rugby.

John Conteh, the Liverpool light-heavyweight who held the WBC light-heavyweight title between 1974 and 1978, is awarded an MBE for his services to the sport.

Scott Hann, the gymnastics coach who guided Max Whitlock to his historic double gold medal achievement at the Rio Olympics, is awarded an MBE.

And Brian Noble, the former Bradford Bulls and Great Britain coach who is the current director of rugby at Toronto Wolfpack, receives an MBE for services to rugby league and charity.

Northern Ireland captain and Southampton midfielder Steven Davis is also awarded an MBE for services to football.

Jennie Price, the Sport England chief executive since 2007, receives a CBE for services to sport, specifically for her work increasing levels of female participation.

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