Casey Stoney – Football
Casey currently plays for Lincoln Ladies. She is a versatile defender and has been capped more than 90 times for the England women’s national football team.
What made you want to become an athlete?
The love for the game that I play.
What has been your proudest moment to date?
Becoming International Player of the Year in 2008.
What does your typical day involve?
I train between 6 and 7 days a week, with training sessions either once or twice a day.
Who or what inspires you to get up in a morning?
The thought of wanting to be the best.
What do your friends and family think about what you do?
My family and friends are very supportive and proud.
How did you get to where you are today?
It has been via a lot of hard work and dedication. I have been put through a large number of trials, and have played for Chelsea, Arsenal, Charlton and England.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of following in your path?
Try to love what you do and if you give all you can you can achieve anything.
How do you use sports science to support your training/performance?
We have a sports scientist working with the England team who sets all of our strength and conditioning programme. This is also supported with Lucozade nutritional products.
Are there any specific areas of science that you use to help you to maximise your performance?
A large amount of testing is carried out to improve the specificity of the training programme so that I can improve upon my weaknesses. The Lucozade protein products also enable me to perform to the best of my ability.
What kind of hobbies do you do to relax?
I like to read, play golf, and I enjoy spending time with my friends.