Ambassadors: Karen Carney & Casey Stoney

England captain Casey Stoney and her team-mate Karen Carney are the tournament ambassadors.

England captain Casey Stoney
England captain Casey Stoney ©Anthony Barker

Karen Carney
Date of birth: 1 August 1987
Playing career:
Birmingham City LFC (twice), Arsenal LFC, Chicago Red Stars
Honours: UEFA Women's Cup (2006/07), English league (2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09), FA Women's Cup (2006/07, 2007/08, 20010/12), English League Cup (2006/07, 2008/09), UEFA Women's EURO runner-up (2009)

• The versatile attacker's career came full circle in 2011 when she returned to home-town team Birmingham for the new FA Women's Super League (WSL) after five years away. The following May she scored the extra-time equaliser in FA Cup final against Chelsea LFC, her club winning the trophy for the first time on penalties.

Karen Carney celebrates scoring in the UEFA Women's EURO 2009 final against Germany
Karen Carney celebrates scoring in the UEFA Women's EURO 2009 final against Germany©Getty Images

• Carney made her senior Birmingham debut aged 14 in 2001, and four years later was given her England bow, coming off the bench to score in a 4-1 friendly defeat of Italy,

• Soon an England regular, Carney's late goal earned England a 3-2 victory in their UEFA Women's EURO 2005 opener in front of a then record crowd of 29,092 at the City of Manchester Stadium. She has since played at two other UEFA Women's EUROs – scoring in the 2009 final – two FIFA Women's World Cups and the 2012 Olympics.

• In 2006 Carney switched to Arsenal and in her first term helped the Gunners to a clean sweep of trophies, including the UEFA Women's Cup.

• She was drafted by the Red Stars for the inaugural American WPS season in 2009; when that side folded in 2011 Carney moved to Birmingham, twice running Arsenal close for the WSL title.

Casey Stoney
Date of birth: 13 May 1982
Clubs:
Arsenal LFC, Charlton Athletic WFC, Chelsea LFC, Lincoln LFC
Honours: English league (2001/02, 2001/02), FA Women's Cup (2000/01, 2004/05), English League Cup (1999/00, 2000/01, 2003/04, 2005/06), UEFA Women's EURO runner-up (2009)

• The current England captain, centre-back Stoney is one of several players in the squad with more than 100 caps.

• Given her first senior chance by Arsenal, she made her England debut aged 18 in 2000. A move to Charlton followed in 2002 and she skippered them to their first FA Women's Cup final in her maiden season.

• Stoney helped Charlton to 2004 and 2006 League Cup and 2005 FA Cup success, but in 2007 the club withdrew funding from their women's section and she joined Chelsea.

• During four years at Chelsea she had a spell as player-manager in 2009. However, for the new FA Women's Super League in 2011 she switched to Lincoln.

• Stoney was an unused squad member at UEFA Women's EURO 2005 but has since appeared at the 2009 (where England were runners-up) and 2013 finals, plus the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cups and the 2012 Olympics – where she captained Great Britain.