James Milner awarded MBE in Queen’s Jubilee honours

Leeds Rhinos Foundation would like to congratulate our Vice President James Milner, who has been awarded an MBE for his efforts and services to football and charity.

Milner is one of 452 recipients of an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Jubilee Honours List for ‘for the great work his foundation undertakes’and his services to football.

The 36-year-old has had a star-studded career that has spanned 20 years at the top level.

Wortley-born, Milner started his career with his hometown club Leeds United before representing Aston Villa, Newcastle United, and Manchester City then signing for Liverpool in 2015 on a free transfer. He has won every major prize on offer in the club game and was also capped 61 times by England, scoring once against Moldova.

Away from football, he also set up the James Milner Foundation to promote healthy recreation for young people in the UK.

The charity focuses on the development, improvement and provision of opportunities in sports, while also providing financial assistance to young people in need of support with health and education. The JMF, who have a strong working relationship with Leeds Rhinos Foundation, also host an annual ball, which includes a charity auction to raise funds for various good causes.

Congratulations to James and we look forward to welcoming him back to Headingley Stadium soon!