2023 New Year’s Awards: CBE awarded to Exeter rugby coach.

A CBE for services to sport has been given to the chairman of Devon’s top rugby club.

Tony Rowe, chairman and CEO of Exeter Chiefs, has been recognized for his contributions to rugby and the community of the city.

When he received his notification via email, he stated that he first verified that it was not an online scam.

He also paid tribute to his teams “on and off the pitch” and said it was “fantastic.”

The club has referred to him as the “driving force behind the Chiefs for over 20 years,” contributing financially and “guiding them from the National Leagues to that of Premiership champions.”

In addition to winning the European Champions Cup in 2020, the Chiefs also won the Premiership in both 2017 and 2020.

He stated: It’s a fantastic idea.

“I found out via email and checked to see if it was a scam, but it was real,” I said.

Added he: I could never have done what I have managed without the groups I have round me; the team that plays on the field or the team that doesn’t. They enable me to perform my duties.

In 2012, Mr. Rowe was given the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to charity, business, and sports.

Different distinctions beneficiaries from Devon include:

Dr. Ross Hemingway, from Exeter, has been appointed an OBE for services to the Royal Marines for his work at the Commando Training Centre. Angela Bennett, from Plymouth, has been awarded a BEM for voluntary service to the community in Plymouth, Devon. Kerry Ann James, from Plymouth, has been awarded a BEM for services to fostering. Edward Kersey has been appointed an OBE for services to young people and to the Bideford Boxing Club. Alison Kohler.

Before getting the Diagnosis, Mr. Jenkins was a member of the from any Under-20 team, the Exeter Chiefs Academy, and the Launceston any first team.

It was close to

home to be back on the field,” said Mr Jenkins who was welcomed by a Gigantic thunder of cheers.

from the group.

“Both teams worked together to assist me in scoring a try in the same spot I scored my previous try.

It was great to be carried with members of both teams

And lace up my boots for the first time since I was Diagnosed

With a brain tumor.” “Although I know I will never play rugby again.”

Chae Jenkins, 23, scored a try after being carried over the line by both teams. Since being diagnosed three years ago, Chae Jenkins has used a wheelchair to get around.

At the Launceston Rugby Club, more than 500 fans Jenkins, who had quit the sport in February 2020.

The former prop supported brain tumor research by participating in a charity match.

On Boxing Day, a rugby match between Chae XV and Launceston XV raised more than £4,500 for the charity.

Mr. Jenkins, a Bude resident, had a tumor discovered after

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