State of Mind would like to congratulate Sally Bolton on being awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

As Rugby League World Cup 2013 General Manager, Bolton led the team that delivered the most successful international tournament in the sport’s history

Bolton spent seven years in her most recent spell with the sport’s governing body, during which time she held positions as the RFL Events Director, RFL Director of Projects and Planning and, most recently, RLWC2013 General Manager before leaving last month to take up a new position as Managing Director of the Organising Committee for the World Athletics Championships in London 2017.Sally Bolton

RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood said: “On behalf of the whole of Rugby League, I would like to congratulate Sally on being awarded the OBE for her services to the sport.

“Over the last seven years Sally was the driving force behind our major events and I am delighted that her hard work and selfless dedication has been recognised – this award is deserved reward for her valuable contribution.

“The excellence of our events over the last seven years, including the best-ever Rugby League World Cup, has secured the reputation of Rugby League as a world class sport, and Sally has been at the forefront of our efforts.

State of Mind would like to wish Sally all the best ion her future career and thank her for all the great work completed in rugby league