King’s Birthday Honors List 2024: Mark Cavendish received knighthood, while Graeme Souness and Katherine Sciver-Brunt also received the honor

Cyclist Mark Cavendish has been knighted in the King’s Birthday Honours.

The 39-year-old from the Isle of Man won a joint-record 34 Tour de France stages and won the world road racing title in 2011, the same year he was awarded an MBE. Cavendish is also a silver medalist in the omnium at the 2016 Olympics.

Dot Tilbury, Cavendish’s first coach, said: “Everyone on the Isle of Man, from the little kids to the grannies, is so proud of what he has achieved.

“It has inspired a lot of kids to think that you don’t have to come from a big city to pursue what you want in life.”

Former Scottish footballers Graeme Souness and Ally McCoist have also been recognized.

Graeme Souness becomes CBE for services to football and charity

Souness, 71, becomes a CBE for services to football and charity, while McCoist becomes an OBE for services to football and broadcasting.

Other names from the world of sport who will be honored include former cyclist Chris Boardman, gold medalist in the men’s individual pursuit at the 1992 Olympics, who becomes CBE, while golfer Sandy Lyle and former English cricketer Katherine Sciver-Brunt to be appointed OBE and former England international Chris Powell becomes MBE.

Anita Neil, the sprinter who became the first black woman to compete for Great Britain at an Olympic Games in 1968, was awarded an MBE.

Souness participated in three World Cups with Scotland and enjoyed great success at club level with Liverpool, where he won five league titles and three European Cups. Souness is also vice-president of DEBRA, a charity that raises funds and awareness for the skin disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

McCoist, 61, is best known now as a co-commentator and pundit, but enjoyed great success during his playing days, mainly at Rangers, where he remains the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, having scored 355 times in 581 games and winning eight. league titles.

Fast bowler Sciver-Brunt, 38, won two 50-over World Cups and a T20 world title in a glittering career with England.

Chris Powell
Chris Powell, who becomes an MBE, was part of Gareth Southgate’s England coaching team at Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup.

Powell was part of Gareth Southgate’s England coaching team at Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup.

He made over 700 appearances for clubs including Southend, Charlton and Derby, is currently assistant manager of Sheffield Wednesday and won five England caps.

“I always thought that representing my country and the FA would be the pinnacle of my career, both as a player and as a coach, but this honor exceeds my expectations,” Powell said.

Boardman’s CBE recognizes his work as commissioner of Active Travel England, the government executive agency responsible for making walking, cycling and wheeling the preferred choice for everyone.

“I am delighted to receive this honor for my services to active travel,” said Boardman.

“I started this journey many years ago when my daughter Agatha wanted to cycle to the park. Even though it was only 500 meters away, I felt like I had to say no, because I wasn’t sure I could keep her safe. That seemed wrong to me, so I decided to do something about it.

“Almost 20 years later, the fight has never been more relevant, so it has been an easy cause to champion, especially since I know that most parents would also love transportation independence for their children. What if they they have, we all love it.

Karen Carney
Former England football international Karen Carney has been awarded an OBE

Former England football international Karen Carney, who is leading efforts to reform women’s football at elite and grassroots level, becomes OBE.

Kay Cossington, the Football Association’s women’s technical director, was awarded an MBE.

Wayne Barnes, who refereed last year’s Rugby World Cup final, is made an OBE for his services to his sport.

Lyle, 66, who now becomes an OBE after being appointed MBE in 1987, won the Masters in 1988 and won his first major at the US Open in 1985.

Lyle said: “I am honored and humbled to be recognized in this way for my contribution to the game I have loved since I owned a club.

“The game of golf has brought me many incredible moments and memories over the years and I have been fortunate and privileged to share them with family and great friends throughout my career.”

Kevin Miles, chief executive of the Football Supporters’ Association, which has campaigned tirelessly for an independent regulator in the sport, becomes OBE, while Rebecca Redfern, who won silver medals in swimming at the 2016 Paralympic Games and 2020, he obtained the MBE degree. .

Stuart Benson, who was part of the British four-man bobsleigh team that won bronze at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, was also awarded an MBE.

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