Thursday, 8 February 2007
The man himself....Maxie Lea MBE
To make sure I got Max's details right, I went back to the press release that announced his being awarded the MBE and it is from this document that I now quote:
On the eve of his 70th birthday which falls on the 29th June 2000, Max Lea has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, 17th June 2000.
His name was submitted by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Tony Blair MP with a recommendation that he be awarded the MBE for his services to the Old Boys of the Cambridge & Bethnal Green Boy's Club and for his services to amateur football.
Max's other love is amateur football which he has served with equal distinction. In 1992 he was the first Amateur Football Alliance referee to be presented with the Referee Association's Long & Meritious Service award