Queen's birthday honours for Judy Murray and John Conteh

Cornelia Mascio
Giugno 19, 2017

Former England rugby coach Dick Greenwood, who was in charge from 1983 to 1985, receives an OBE for services to national and worldwide rugby.

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.

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

Judy Murray has told how watching her sons rise to global sporting stardom inspired her to get her first tattoo at the age of 57.

"I was so determined that there would be a legacy from what Jamie and Andy had achieved, and I felt I could have much more long-term effect by sharing everything I've learnt over my coaching career with..."

The Scot has worked to introduce more young women to tennis, setting up the Miss-Hits programme in 2014 and heading up the Lawn Tennis Association's She Rallies initiative.

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.

"It's not just a reflection of my rugby ability".

Team GB swimming coach Bill Furniss and England Hockey chair Philip Kimberley have also been appointed OBEs, with the head of Sport England, Jennie Price, becoming a CBE.

Now Judy Murray has been recognised in her own right for her tireless work in promoting the sport and encouraging others, particularly women, to become more active.

The tennis coach and former captain of Great Britain's Federation Cup team won 64 titles in Scotland during her junior and senior playing career but stopped short of turning professional to attend university.

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