Sport England Publish their New Year Honours List

The New Year Honours list recognising several sporting heroes and the contributions they have made to their local communities have been officially announced by Sport England.

Doncaster’s Dudley Fletcher, 68, received an MBE for his services to rowing, recognising his work as a volunteer coach, encouraging people of all ages to take up the sport. A life-long rowing enthusiast, Dudley has established and developed Doncaster Rowing Club’s junior programme as well as the Doncaster Schools Rowing Association. Read his full story

“I’m delighted to see so many community sporting heroes recognised in the New Year Honours List,” said Richard Lewis, Chair of Sport England. “In the creation of a world-leading community sport system, we need not only to provide the facilities and opportunities for people to take part in sport, but also to encourage them to develop their skills and ultimately excel. At Sport England, we’re aware of the huge role committed people play in making this happen in every community. The honours are a fitting celebration of the many people using sport to make a real difference for those around them.”

Full information of all the sporting heroes can be found on the Sport England website

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