James receives his MBE
James Roberts Technical Co-ordinator at Lowfield Timber Frames collected his MBE from Windsor Castle on Tuesday the 8th of November from His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.
James received his MBE following an impressive international sporting career which included scoring 24 tries in an historic victory over the USA to become the first ever Great British and European wheelchair rugby team to win a Paralympic gold medal.
James commented: “I felt very lucky to meet the Prince of Wales, he was a really lovely chap. He asked what I was doing and he said I looked too young to be retired. I’m quite happy to be retired so we had a bit of a joke. My nan is a massive fan of the Queen and the Royal Family, she was over the moon to visit a royal palace so that was exciting for her. My dad was absolutely thrilled as well. It was really nice to share the day with them as they weren’t able to come out to Tokyo. It’s been nice to share these moments with them.”
James has had an impressive international sporting career which has seen him win three European Championship gold medals and represent Team GB at two Paralympic Games including Rio and Tokyo.
Well done James, well deserved!