Casey Stoney plays for Liverpool Ladies and is a current England international player having previously been the captain. In the 2012 Olympics she captained Team GB, playing in front of a crowd of nearly 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium. She also captained her country during an unbeaten Euro 2013 qualifying campaign and was part of the womenâs 2015 World Cup team who won bronze in Canada. Casey is also McDonaldâs Head of Women and Girls Football, championing and supporting girls and women who play the beautiful game all over the UK.
This year was the summer of women's football, where the England team proved that women's football is going from strength to strength. Overall, we had an amazing summer we reached the quarter finals and as a team we grew closer. I felt very proud seeing the whole team shine a light on women's football in front of a huge audience. Despite the outcome, we won't give up on aiming to win.
What happens if England win the World Cup next year? That's right; as the men's World Cup enters a four-year hiatus, the women's World Cup is still to come... Women's sport makes up just 2% of all sports coverage in the UK. It's a shocking statistic, but I hope it's something that can change over time... There is an appetite for the game and in some countries women's football is huge.
15/08/2014 16:20 BST
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