Sarina Wegman has been awarded a Royal Medal of the United Kingdom. The 53-year-old Dutch national coach of English footballers has been appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).
“I feel very proud,” Wegman said. “I dedicate this prestigious title to the players, coaching staff and everyone in the FA who have worked tirelessly towards our joint success. It has been a fantastic year and we look forward to 2023. I hope we can continue to make England proud.”
The Wegman ornament is the third highest royal ornament. Four of the national football players, Lea Williamson, Lucy Bronze, Beth Meade and Elaine White, have lower scores than King Charles.
Every year, the British monarch publishes the so-called New Year’s Honors List, which lists people who have been of great importance to the country in the past year. This was the first time that King Charles had published this list.
Wiegmann led England to final victory at the European Championships in their country last summer. She was recently named in the British Sports Awards Coach of the Year. England’s top scorer in the European Championships and partner of Orange striker Vivian Miedema, Mead was the first footballer to receive the Sports Personality of the Year award at that ceremony.
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