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Sheepshanks awarded CBE
St George's Park chairman David Sheepshanks has been made a CBE for services to football in the New Year Honours list.
He oversaw the building of the National Football Centre near Burton-upon-Trent, which opened in October, while he was chairman of Ipswich for 13 years from 1995 to 2008.
Sheepshanks, who is also honoured for charitable services in Suffolk, was appointed chairman of the Football League in 1997 and has been involved with the Football Association, UEFA and FIFA.
Former England cricket captain and Kent president Mike Denness is awarded an OBE for services to sport 37-and-a-half years after his last Test match. The 72-year-old, the only Scotsman to captain England, played 28 Test matches, scoring four centuries, and led his country on 19 occasions.
Also awarded OBEs are Catherine Caithness, president of the World Curling Federation, and John Sanderson for services to the horseracing industry. The same honour goes to Amanda Reddin, the head national coach for British Gymnastics and personal coach to Beth Tweddle, Britain's most successful female gymnast.
Among those to receive MBEs are two former England cricketers, Mark Ramprakash and Robert Croft. Both men retired this summer after long careers in county cricket, with Croft playing for Glamorgan for 23 seasons and Ramprakash representing Middlesex and Surrey.
Former Wales and Lions wing JJ Williams receives an MBE for services to rugby and charitable services in Wales. The 64-year-old won 30 caps for his country between 1973 and 1979 and was selected for the iconic Lions tours in 1974 and 1977, playing in seven Tests.
Pat Rice, who retired as assistant manager of Arsenal at the end of the 2011-12 Barclays Premier League season, is awarded an MBE for services to sport. The 63-year-old made more than 400 appearances for Arsenal, helping the club win their first league and FA Cup double in 1970-71, while he also won 49 caps for Northern Ireland. Rice became assistant to Arsene Wenger in 1996 and played a part in two more doubles and the unbeaten league season of 2003-04.
Former St Helens and Great Britain star Paul Sculthorpe is recognised for his rugby league career and charity work while Colin Appleyard and Elizabeth Littler are also awarded MBEs for services to motorcycle sport and ice skating respectively. Former Great Britain hockey player Tina Cullen receives the same award as does Andrew Thomson for services to bowls and James Gundill for services to horseracing.
Finally, Andrew Gairdner is also awarded an MBE following his retirement this summer as voluntary chief steward at Wimbledon after 34 years working at the All England Club.