The midfielder was honored for her accomplishments on the field and for her "services to the LGBT community,"
Reign midfielder Jess Fishlock was honored by the British royal family for her accomplishments on the field and for her “services to the LGBT community,” the family announced via Twitter on Friday.
Fishlock is the first Welsh-born soccer player to record 100 caps for her country. She was awarded an MBE, which means Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. It’s an award given by the Queen for community service.
“I didn’t believe it at all. I had to email them and double check someone wasn’t playing a prank on me,” Fishlock told the BBC. “It’s a great honour to be recognised for something like that. The best thing for me is it’s something for my family to enjoy.”
Former Northern Ireland Women’s Football captain Sara Booth and Welsh footballer Jessica Fishlock both received an #MBE for services to football. Jessica also received her #MBE for services to the LGBT community. pic.twitter.com/RWHqwg6wNn
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 20, 2018
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