Sheepshanks Awarded CBE
Saturday, 29th Dec 2012 08:11
Former Town chairman David Sheepshanks has been awarded a CBE for services to football and charitable services in Suffolk in the New Year Honours list.
Sheepshanks, who is now the chairman of St George’s Park, the National Football Centre near Burton-upon-Trent, was chairman of the Blues from 1995 until 2008.
He said: “I feel both humbled and proud. Of course, it is a wonderful honour to receive personally, but I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all the special people that I have been privileged to work with along the way, both in the world of football and locally in Suffolk.
"And most of all, thanks to my wonderful wife and family, whose support is unwavering.
“Of course, 2012 has been a magnificent year for all of us at The FA with the opening of St George’s Park.
"I feel that I receive this award in recognition of the combined efforts of the fabulous team that I have been privileged to lead who have designed, built, and now operate St George’s Park.”
FA chairman David Bernstein says Sheepshanks deserves the award: “It is fitting that David is recognised for his hard work and dedication, not just to St George’s Park, but to football in general.
“His energy and enthusiasm for the project knows no bounds and it is fitting that as we enter our 150th year, we are able to celebrate in this way with David.”
The former Town chief was recently the subject of TWTD’s Ex-Files, which you can find here.
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