CBE For Former Wales Captain

McAllister, who served as the Chair of Sport Wales until March, had earlier gained 24 Welsh caps, played for Cardiff City Ladies for a dozen years, collecting two Welsh Cup winner’s medals and won promotion into the FA Premier League.

She is also a board member of UK Sport, the Government’s agency for Olympic and Paralympic sport, and the Welsh Football Trust, whilst holding the post of Professor of Governance at Liverpool University.

In 1992 she was one of three female footballers who lobbied FAW secretary Alun Evans to grant recognition to women’s football in Wales. An official team was put together and entered the 1995 UEFA Championship.