Filed: Thursday, 21st October 2010
By: Staff Writer
Tony Carr popped over to Buckingham Palace yesterday to receive his recently-awarded MBE from the Queen.
West Ham United's Youth Academy Director, who was accompanied by his family finally received the award for which he was nominated last year during a special ceremony at the Palace.
A beaming Carr told the club's website: "It made me feel so proud for both myself and my family to receive this amazing honour from the Queen. From humble beginnings living in a council house in Bow to visiting Buckingham Palace is quite a journey, but it is one I have thoroughly enjoyed every step of the way.
"I never thought anything like this would happen to me and my family, so to be made an MBE is something truly special and it is a day I will cherish forever. I want to thank all the other coaches and scouts who I have worked with during my years at the club as well as, of course, all the players who have gone on to do so well in the game."
Carr, who has worked in his role since 1973 was recently the subject of a KUMB Q&A; to read the interview in full, click here.
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by Niran Ade-Onojobi
09:57AM 21st Oct 2010
''A well-deserved honour to a man who has contributed immensely to the development of football.''