Awards for Sport make up 4% of the total. In addition to the awards highlighted to AP McCoy (Kt), Denis Law (CBE), Francis Lee (CBE), Ronnie O’Sullivan (OBE), and Chris Froome (OBE), the awards include:
- a CBE for John Surtees for services to motorsport, the only person ever to have won World Championships on both 2 and 4 wheels
- an MBE for Tracey Neville, Head Coach of the England Netball Squad
- an MBE for super bantamweight champion boxer, Carl Frampton
- an MBE for Stephanie Houghton, Captain, England Women’s Football Team
- an MBE for Fara Williams, most capped player of the England Women’s Football Team.
Awards to grass-roots Sport include MBEs for Ian Mirfin and Janice Eaglesham, Co-Founders of Red Star Athletics Club in Glasgow for their contribution to disabled sport. The couple won the BBC Sports Unsung Hero award for 2011 at the Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, the first joint winners of the award.
And finally, an MBE has been awarded to Clifford Price (more commonly known as Goldie), for his contribution to the music, TV and film industry and his work with a number of charities along the way.