MBE medals for Sara Booth and Jess Fishlock

Jess Fishlock of Wales during the World Cup qualifier against England

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list included Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) awards for Sara Booth and Jess Fishlock.

Both were honoured for services to women’s football, while Jess Fishlock’s work for the LGBT community was also recognised.

Fishlock, who last year became the first Welsh footballer (male or female) to win 100 caps for her country, posted on Twitter: ‘Extremely happy, humble & proud to be recognised with this honour. Thanks to everyone who has supported me along the way.’

Sara Booth at the UEFA U-19 Championship in Northern Ireland. (irishfa.com)

A former Northern Ireland captain, Sara Booth represented her country for 20 years before becoming the Irish FA’s women’s domestic football manager.

She was tournament director of last year’s U-19 Euro held in Northern Ireland and involved in the IFA’s 2013 SCORE Pilot Project, which received the UEFA HatTrick award for Best Women’s Football Development Project.

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