England women's captain Casey Stoney has become the first female member of the Professional Footballers' Association's management committee, reports BBC Sport. The 31-year-old, who played for Lincoln Ladies last season, has won 116 England caps.

She joins Liverpool's Kolo Toure, West Ham's Matt Jarvis and Wigan's Grant Holt as new members on the committee.

"It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed and I'm really looking forward to the new role," she said.

"I want to take women's football forward. This enables us to have a voice for the women's game and spread awareness of the great things the PFA do and can offer."

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