RFL congratulates Kevin Sinfield MBE

Date published: Monday, June 16, 2014

OLDHAM RLFC has sent its heartiest congratulations to England and Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield on being awarded the MBE for his services to Rugby League in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Our chairman Chris Hamilton was among the many well-wishers who spoke to Kevin over the weekend when news of his award broke.

The RFL has also congratulated him as well as Sally Bolton, a driving force behind last year’s World Cup, who picked up a similar award. She no longer works at the RFL.

One of the most respected players in the sport’s history, Oldham-born Sinfield has led Leeds to six Super League Grand Final victories and skippered England during Rugby League World Cup 2013. He is the all-time Super League leading points scorer and, with over 400 appearances, the joint all-time Super League appearance record-holder.
RFL Chairman Brian Barwick said: “On behalf of the whole of Rugby League, I would like to congratulate Kevin on receiving the MBE.
“Kevin has been an outstanding ambassador for the sport throughout his career and a model professional who is a role model to thousands of young players.
“This award is deserved recognition for a very special athlete and a young man who is respected throughout sport.”