Birthdays of the Queen & # 039; s: Ama Agbeze and Georgia Hall have made MBE & # 39; s

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Ama Agbeze led England to gold during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia

England, netball player Ama Agbeze and golfer Georgia Hall, were created as MBE & # 39; s on the Queen's # Honors list 39; s Birthday.

Agbeze, 36, was captain of England when she won a historic gold medal during the Commonwealth Games 2018, while Hall, 23, won the 2018 Women & # 39; s British Open. 19459002 Scotland & # 39; s soccer coach Shelley Kerr has also been named MBE, along with Welsh counterpart Jayne Ludlow.

"You are definitely not going to start a netball career hoping to get an MBE, so I'm just proud and honored," Agbeze said.

There is also a late honor for Gillian Donaldson, formerly known as Gillian Sheen, who made an MBE. Now for 90 years, she won the only gold medal from Olympic fencing in Britain at the Melbourne Games in 1956.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United chief executive David Gill and outgoing All England Lawn Tennis Club Chairman Philip Brook has been named CBE's, while Harjit Bhania, head coach of the men's wheelchair basketball team in Great Britain, has been named OBE.

Well-known female sports personalities are prominently on the list at the start of a busy summer for ladies, with the World Cup in France starting on Friday and the netball World Cup taking place in Liverpool from 12-21 July.

The English netball team has won both the Team and Greatest Sporting Moment awards in the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year show their success with Commonwealth Gold,

Agbeze said about its MBE: "The is huge, because it shows that we are moving in the right direction. We had the sport personality of the ja r award and now this, and it all helps to keep netball at the forefront of people. "

Kerr 49, who led Scotland to the Women & # 39; s World Cup for the first time and was capped 59 times, said: "It is not often that I am lost because of words, but I was speechless when I found out. is a huge honor. "

Her side is looking forward to England in their opening game on Sunday (live on BBC One at 4:30 PM BST).

BBC golf commentator Ken Brown and Clive Everton, who commented on BBC snooker for 30 years, have been named MBE's along with former QPR manager Chris Ramsey – currently the technical director of the club and a campaign against racism – and Tony Allcock, winner of 17 world cup titles

QPR technical director Chris Ramsey is an MBE created for services to football and diversity in sports

& # 39; A great barometer for the growth of women's sport & # 39;

Out of a total of 37 sporting awards, 15 women were awarded or 41%. Last year they were 12 women out of 31 people, or 39%.

"We are delighted to be able to reward so many talented sportswomen in this Honors list of Queen's Day," said a government spokeswoman.

"Encouraging nominations to improve representation on the list remains a major concern for us.

" With an exciting summer of world-class female sporting events in the future, we hope to get even more nominations to receive for future laps. "

Several female sports managers are also recognized – Cherry Alexander, Sally Munday and Jan Paterson are all OBEs.

Munday has been the UK's chief conductor since 2009 and is the head of UK Sport this fall.

During her tenure, the British women's team won a first Olympic gold medal in 2016 after their bronze four years earlier, when the men's team also had their best Olympic performance for a quarter of a centu ry when she lost to Australia in the bronze medal contest.

She said, "It's a privilege to be the CEO of a sport you love, I am a grassroots hockey girl in my heart and to have the opportunity had to lead the sport during this exceptional growth period and success was unbelievably special. "19459002 Laura Weston, trustee at the Women & # 39; s Sport Trust, said:" The fact that more women are recognized is a great barometer for the growth of women's sport.

"We expect this number to continue to rise, especially given the great calendar of women's events on the agenda this year.

" It is important that women, both at the level from the elite as from the base, are rewarded for the incredible efforts that have been made – although we know that there are still many unsung heroes.

"We urge people to celebrate and nominate these women so that they get the praise they deserve."

The cabinet said that all 10 honors committees, including the sports committee , had looked at ways to "make the public aware of the nomination process, to keep improving the diversity of the list."

Anyone can make a nomination, as well as government departments that ask schools, local authorities and other organizations to to propose candidates.

Georgia Hall won its first Major title at the Women & # 39; s British Open in August 2018

Queensday honors list for sports

Commander of the most outstanding order of the British Empire (CBE)

Philip Brook (President of All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club) for tennis tennis services.

David Gill (former chief executive of Manchester United and vice-chairman FA) for services to football.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Cherry Alexander MBE (Director of British Athletics), for top sport services.

Tony Allcock MBE (CEO Bowls England), for services to lawn bowls

Harjit Bhania (head trainer GB), for services to wheelchair basketball.

Richard Brickley MBE (former teacher, coach and classifier), for services to disabled people.

David Campbell (Scottish coach), for voluntary se

Sheila Morrow (former player, referee and manager), for services to hockey in Wales.

Sally Munday MBE (Chief Executive Officer of England) for hockey services.

Jan Paterson MBE (BOA Director of Olympic Relations and Chief Executive of the British Olympic Foundation) for services to Olympic Sport

Sarah Treseder (Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Yachting) Association) for services to sport.

Nigel Walker (National Director of the English Institute of Sport), for top sport services.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Ama Agbeze (former England captain), for services to netball.

Amrik Basi (amateur boxing referee), for boxing services.

Arnold Black (historian and statistician of Scottish athletics), for services to athletics.

Ken Brown (golf channel and journalist), for services to sports and broadcasting.

Kyle Coetzer (captain of Scotland), for cricket services

Andy Cooke (Scottish coach), for badminton services.

John Dallimore (Welsh Target Shooting High Performance Manager), for targeting services.

Gillian Donaldson (former fencer and Olympic gold medal from 1956) for services to British sports.

Clive Everton (broadcaster and journalist), for services to snooker.

Eileen Fenton, for volunteer work for long-distance and competitive swimming coaching.

Georgia Hall (golfer), for golf services.

Ruth Holdaway (chief executive of Women in Sport), for services to gender equality in sport.

Steve Jones (former holder of the world marathon record) for services to sports.

Shelley Kerr (Scotland Female manager), for services to football.

Jayne Ludlow (Wales Women Manager), for women's football services in Wales.

Judy Mackenzie (former Scottish Wheelchair Rolling Association), for volunteer work in wheelchair curling.

Chris Ramsey (technical director QPR), for services to football and diversity in sports.

Peter Reddin, for services to gymnastics.

Kathryn Shippey & Peter Shippey (co-founders of Shippey Campaign), for volunteer work for inclusion in football matches.

Dr. Marie Short (synchronized swimming coach), for charity services.

Edwin Thomas JP (British ex-service wheelchair association chairman), for services to disabled sports.

Charles Thomson (Scottish Target Shooting Vice President), for services to launch shooting competitions.

Dr. Peter Whitehead (former Chief Medical Officer of the British Equestrian Sports Federation), for services to equestrian sports sciences and medicine.

Terence Wilcox, for volunteering at the Special Olympics.

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