Arsenal Women quartet Jen Beattie, Kim Little, Leah Williamson and Beth Mead have been honoured in the King’s New Year’s honours list for their services to women’s football.
As captain of England’s Euro 2022 winning squad, Leah Williamson receives an OBE, while Beth Mead, the top scorer and player of the tournament, is recognised with an MBE. England teammates Ellen White and Lucy Bronze were also honoured since they have won more than 100 England caps.
Jen Beattie is honoured for her services to Scottish football as well as her work to raise awareness for breast cancer since the defender was diagnosed in the autumn of 2020. Finally, Gunners captain Kim Little is also awarded an MBE for her services to women’s football after close to 15 years at the top level of women’s football.
They join former men’s team goalkeeper Pat Jennings in being recognised in the New year’s honours list.