It also contains more than a fair sprinkling of the not so well known heroes who toil endlessly and often without reward to keep amateur sport in the UK going. Here are some of them.
Nick Faldo – for services to Golf.
Michael Thomas, Chairman, Paralympics GB – for services to Disabled Sport.
Alastair Hignell, Rugby Commentator – for services to sport and charity.
Peter King, Chief Executive, British Cycling Federation – for services to
James Anderson – for services to Swimming.
Dr Robert Harland – for services to Sport and Exercise Medicine in Northern Ireland.
Peter Norfolk, Quad Wheelchair Tennis Champion – for services to Disabled Sport.
Stuart Smith, President, Lawn Tennis Association – for services to Sport.
Mrs Sylvia Smith, President, National Association of Swimming Clubs for People with Disabilities
Robert Torrenns – for services to Cricket and Football in Northern Ireland.
Miss Zena Wooldridge, Director of Sport, University of Birmingham and Chair, England Squash – for services to Sport.
Anthony Yorke, National Manager, Paralympic Cycling Team – for services to Sport.
Trevor Barton – for voluntary service to Sport in Wigan.
John Collins – for services to Basketball.
Paul Edward Du Feu – for voluntary service to Swimming in Jersey.
Miss Charlotte Edwards, Captain, England Women’s Cricket Team – for services to Sport.
Henry Ferguson – For voluntary service to Football and to the Seagull Trust in Edinburgh.
Dr Anthony Griffiths – for voluntary service to Welsh Culture and to Sport in Carmarthenshire.
Graeme Hick, Cricketer – for services to Sport
Gareth Humphreys – for voluntary service to Lawn Bowls.
Ronald James – for voluntary service to Mountaineering.
Gareth John, Chairman, Federation of Disability Sports Wales – for voluntary service to Sport.
James Jones, Chairman, Gorlestone Football and Social Club – for services to Sport in Great Yarmouth.
John Wilson, Broadcaster and Author – for services to Angling.
To you all and any we may have missed, congratulations and thanks.