Judy Murray's work in tennis recognised with an OBE

The honour is the third for the Murray family in the last 12 months, following Andy's knighthood and Jamie's OBE past year.

Having stepped down as captain of Great Britain's Fed Cup team previous year, Murray recently launched an initiative called She Rallies with the LTA to get more women and girls involved in tennis.

Ireland rugby captain Rory Best, who won his 100th cap for his country late past year, is another recipient of an OBE for services to rugby.

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

She also fronts the Tennis on the Road programme, which brings the sport to deprived areas in Scotland.

Ireland hooker Best, who has made 104 worldwide 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.

The pair had famously won Great Britain's first gold at London 2012 when they became the first British female rowers to win an Olympic title. "I'll keep working hard to grow tennis and to promote women's sport across the United Kingdom.".

Northern Ireland captain and Southampton midfielder Steven Davis is also awarded an MBE for services to football.

  • Julie Sanders