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Women in Football co-founder Anna Kessel was awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace

23 November 2016

Women in Football co-founder Anna Kessel was awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace

Women in Football co-founder Anna Kessel was awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace, after being named in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list this year.

The Guardian and Observer sports journalist, author of women’s sports manifesto Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives, was honoured by The Princess Royal for her contributions to journalism and campaign work on women and sport.

Anna said, “Waiting to meet Her Royal Highness Princess Anne it was wonderful to look around the room and be surrounded by amazing women in sport – from England assistant manager Marieanne Spacey, to football agent Dentaa Amoateng, Paralympian Martine Wright and climber Shauna Coxsey. Our presence shows the changing profile of women in our field.”

“I hope to see many more women recognised for their work in sport in the coming years. There are some incredible women in our industry, often facing additional barriers to their progress - the more we can shout about their excellence the better the chances of finally breaking down misconceptions about a woman’s place in sport, and society.”

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