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Judy Murray's work in tennis recognised with an OBE

19 Juin 2017

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.

The British and Irish Lions rugby side might be having a tough time on their tour of New Zealand but Northern Irish hooker Rory Best received a personal boost: the Ireland captain - who won his 100th cap last November - received an OBE.

High-profile women in sport have also been rewarded in the honours list.

Judy Murray joined her tennis champion sons Andy and Jamie in being recognised with an award by Queen Elizabeth II, in the British sovereign's birthday honours list published Friday.

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In 2014 she launched Miss-Hits, a fun way of introducing tennis to young girls, and the programme is expanding around the world.

Stanning and her rowing partner Helen Glover became GB's first female rowers to win back-to-back Olympic golds when they retained the coxless pairs title in Rio after their London 2012 triumph.

Ireland hooker Best, who has made 104 global appearances, also led his country to their first ever win over New Zealand in November.

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. Murray's passion is getting more women and girls involved in tennis and sport in general.

Judy Murray's work in tennis recognised with an OBE