Selby and Trump awarded MBEs on Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Mark Selby and Judd Trump have both been awarded MBEs in recognition of their services to snooker and charity.
Two of snooker’s all-time greats, the pair have been named on the Queen’s 2022 Birthday Honours List.
Between them, Selby and Trump have won a combined 43 ranking titles in their decorated careers and 12 Triple Crowns.
Away from the table, four-time World champion Selby is a patron of the LOROS Leicester Hospice, where we works to grow awareness and raise vital funds to support the care of terminally ill patients.
The former world number one said: “To receive an MBE is one of the proudest moments of my life. It is an incredible honour.
“I have always put everything I have into snooker and also tried to help the fantastic charities I am connected with.
“For someone like me, from an unprivileged background, to achieve a lot and to be recognised with an MBE hopefully gives inspiration to others.”
Meanwhile, Trump is a patron for Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home, where terminally ill children across the South West of England receive specialist nursing care in their own homes.
The 23-time ranking event winner is also an ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust alongside close friend Jack Lisowski, who overcame Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as a teenager.
Trump added: “To be awarded an MBE is an incredibly proud moment for me and my family, it was a huge surprise.
“It’s an absolute honour to be an ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Jessie May Foundation; both do such amazing work and I will continue to support them as much as possible.
“I hope I can continue to help grow the sport of snooker and inspire kids to pick up a cue.”