It's a big start to the year for Manchester City star Lauren Hemp, who has been awarded an MBE after becoming one of the biggest names in women's football, for club and country.
Lauren Hemp, 23 years old, has become one of the youngest to receive this honor and has discussed her accomplishment with the Manchester City official website.
"I'm feeling very honored and privileged to receive such a prestigious honor. I'd like to dedicate my MBE to everyone who has supported me in my career so far and everyone behind the scenes for continuing to push boundaries to get women's football to where it is today."
"It's amazing that just doing the thing you love every day gets the recognition like this, so it's a huge honour."
"So many people and teammates have me messaged saying 'well done' and 'so deserved', and it's so nice to receive them as well."
"The confidence at Manchester City is very high at the moment; it's so competitive. I love being here and competing for trophies, and this half of the season is going to be so important."
"The title race is one, and there are so many people up for it. The League is so competitive that anyone can take points from anyone, so it's important we're on top."
Lauren Hemp and Manchester City will play their first fixture of 2024 on the 14th of January against Durham in the FA Cup.
After their introduction in the FA Cup, City will have two commitments in the Women's Super League and then a final game in the FA League Cup group stage.