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Blackburn striker awarded MBE in New Years Honours List

Friday, January 1, 2010

Blackburn Rovers striker Jason Roberts has been awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List.

The 31-year-old received the award for his charity work in the UK and Caribbean.

Roberts is from Grenada and spends a lot of the summer over there working with children and also recently set up the Jason Roberts Foundation that encourage young people in the UK and Caribbean to play football.

"I'm very humbled by the award really," Roberts told

"I think it is in recognition of all the hard work that other people have put into the charity as well as myself, so yes I'm very humbled by the award.

"I started the Jason Roberts Foundation and the award is in recognition of the work done in the UK and in Grenada.

"It was a total surprise, you just don't expect something like that to happen, you don't what you do to get recognition in that way.

"Anything I've done for the Jason Roberts Foundation I've done for the kids, and for the projects we believe in.

"To get this is recognition for all the hard work done by a lot of people, not just myself, and also all the other footballers who get involved in charity work and giving their time for things that don't get acknowledged."

Further information about the Jason Roberts Foundation can be found on

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