Local business backs Alyshia

Glasgow City young starlet Alyshia Walker has received an early season boost with Bathgate business Steve Walker Bodyshop signing up to sponsor City’s new young recruit.

The West Lothian star burst on to the scene in 2011 making headlines as Captain of her local boys side who reached the Tesco Bank finals in England. With English rules not allowing mixed gender football beyond the age of 11 years, then 13 year old Alyshia missed out on leading her side in the final. Her headlines quickly attracted the attention of Celtic Ladies and Alyshia was a part of their youth set up for the next two seasons.

For 2014 campaign, record breaking seven in a row Scottish Champions Glasgow City stepped in to snap up the nation’s highly rated youngster, with Alyshia making her home debut last weekend against Everton in a pre-season friendly.

This weekend she jets off to Portugal with the Scotland Under 16 squad for a tournament in the Algarve, with the timely boost of sponsorship from Steve Walker Bodyshop.

Commenting on their decision to back Alyshia, Jean Walker from the company said, “As a local firm we are delighted to back not only one of West Lothian’s brightest prospects, but also Scotland’s. The local area is very proud to see Alyshia doing so well internationally in the youth Scotland squads but also in earning a move to Glasgow City, who compete at the highest level in the game in the Champions League. We hope our backing of Alyshia will assist with her travel costs as she attends training in Glasgow four nights a week and with matches at the weekend.”

Steve Walker Bodyshop has been in Bathgate since 1982 and is a Volkswagen Authorised Paint and Body Centre catering for all makes and models of cars and light commercial vehicles.

Members of Colors Unlimited International (CUI), Steve Walker Bodyshop are part of a Europe-wide network delivering the very best in crash repair services. They also use only environment-friendly waterborne paint from Spies Hecker, which is approved by most car manufacturers.

If you would like to find out more about Steve Walker Bodyshop, please visit their website at www.stevewalkersbodyshop.com

If you would like to find out about opportunities to sponsor a City player email clubmanager@glasgowcityladiesfc.co.uk and remember if you are a business, the sponsorship can be deemed as an allowable tax deduction.

Picture of Alyshia in action by Mirko Kappes.