Stoney to captain Team GB

08 July 2012 / 21:18

Casey Stoney says her "feet have not touched the floor" since finding out she would captain Team GB at this summer's Olympics.

The 30-year-old Lincoln defender was announced as the Great Britain women's football team captain for London 2012.

Stoney, who also captains the England team, is delighted to be appointed skipper by manager Hope Powell and cannot wait for the Games to get under way, saying: "It is a fantastic day being here, getting kitted out and being announced as captain."

She added: "My feet have not touched the floor yet. I am sure I will go back and have conversations with my family as I have not spoken to anyone yet. I haven't been able to tell my nearest and dearest.

"It's a massive honour, huge privilege and I am really thankful that Hope has trusted me with that position.

"It is something I am really looking forward to. Can it get any better than leading your country out in the Olympics in your home town?

"For me it is huge and something I am really looking forward to.

"I didn't believe when we won the Olympics we would have a team to be standing here now captain of Great Britain's women's football team is a dream come true.

"To have the home crowd behind us it can only benefit us.

"The games coming up are going to be a tough test and one we're relishing and really looking forward to."