Tim Adams has been awarded an MBE for services to Rugby League and Horseracing in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.
Adams was a Director of Rugby League’s Super League Competition following the restructuring of the game in the late nineties and was Chairman of Sheffield Eagles when they won the Challenge Cup in 1998.
More recently he has worked as Chairman of the RFL’s Benevolent Fund since its inception and has helped to raise millions for both Rugby League and Horse Racing charities.
Chief Executive of the RFL, Nigel Wood, said: “Tim’s business acumen, enthusiasm and drive made him an integral member of a Board that worked hard to establish Super League as one of the top sporting competitions in the country.
“Through his substantial charitable work and his personal support for injured players and jockeys, Tim has improved the lives of hundreds of people.
“His unselfish attitude to life and his proven track record of achievement marks him out as a truly inspirational man.”