The head coach of the Manchester United Women’s team, Casey Stoney, has become the first manager in England to join Juan Mata’s Common Goal project.
It has already been a big year for Stoney, who was appointed coach of the reformed United women’s team, and now she joins over respected 60 football figures from around the world to pledge 1% of their wages to charitable causes.
Common Goal, a fantastic incentive launched by Mata in 2017, also sees the likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Mats Hummels commit a small but significant percentage of their earnings to charities of need.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Common Goal movement,” said Stoney, as quoted by The Guardian.
“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.”
What a credit to the club Stoney is… Not only does she have the women’s team performing brilliantly and second in the FA WSL 2 (with a game in hand on league leaders Tottenham), Stoney has joined a great incentive spearheaded by a member of the United first-team.
Mata sounds delighted to welcome Stoney to Common Goal: “It’s special to welcome another member of the United family to Common Goal. Casey is out 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.”
Anyone can sign up and become a member of Common Goal – supporters, players & managers or businesses. You decide how much to pledge and how often you wish to contribute.
I’m joining this great project too https://t.co/086RXEUl81
— Marcus Christenson (@m_christenson) November 23, 2018
Fair play to Casey Stoney! And Juan Mata, of course.