Stoney joins Mata charity drive
Stoney, who was appointed as the first coach of the reformed United women’s team earlier this year, joins over 60 football figures from around the world to commit 1% of their wages to charitable causes.
She joins the likes of Giorgio Chiellini, Mats Hummels, Kasper Schmeichel, United goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain and Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann in signing up for Common Goal, the project launched in 2017 and spearheaded by Mata.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Common Goal movement,” said Stoney. “Football is such a powerful force for good that can help champion many issues and I have seen these first hand.
“During my life and career I have always tried to make a difference. Common Goal is involved in supporting some amazing initiatives so donating 1% of my salary and making a huge difference to others across the world is something I am really passionate about.”
Stoney won 130 caps in a 17-year England career, played for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics and was awarded an MBE in 2015. She won two league titles with Arsenal in 2001 and 2002, and became the first female member of the PFA’s management committee in 2013.
“It’s special to welcome another member of the United family to Common Goal,” said Mata. “Casey is our first manager from England, as well as the first MBE in the movement! She is a true leader and a role model to so many, and I’m sure she’ll inspire many others to join the movement.”