The Rugby League World Cup 2013 General Manager Sally Bolton has had her work during the tournament acknowledged, receiving an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Bolton led the team which delivered the most successful international tournament in the sport’s history. She worked for thee RFL for seven years prior to the tournamen, in various roles, including RFL Events Director.
She left in May to take up a new role with as managing director of the Organising Committee for the World Athletics Championships in London 2017.
RFL Chief Executive and RLWC2013 Tournament Director Nigel Wood said: “On behalf of the whole of Rugby League, I would like to congratulate Sally on being awarded the OBE for her services to the sport.
“Over the last seven years Sally was the driving force behind our major events and I am delighted that her hard work and selfless dedication has been recognised – this award is deserved reward for her valuable contribution
“The excellence of our events over the last seven years, including the best-ever Rugby League World Cup, has secured the reputation of Rugby League as a world class sport, and Sally has been at the forefront of our efforts.
“She has been an invaluable member of the RFL across both her spells at Red Hall – the World Athletics Championships now have working for them an outstanding individual.”