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Young Motherwell u15s attacking midfielder, Alise Stewart has been attracting attention from international scouts 2 years above her age category.
Alise has been an outstanding team player for her club and has the attitude and work ethic to go with it.
Now, thorough hard work and determination, Alise has been rewarded with the opportunity to represent her country, a life’s dream come to fruition!
I had the privilege of catching up with our young superstar who tells us more…
Full name: Alise Stewart
Team: Motherwell u15’s
Favourite Football team: (Other than Motherwell of course…) Celtic
Playing Position: Midfield/Striker
Favourite Female player: Alex Morgan
Favourite Male Player: Lionel Messi
Favourite Song: Ohh, that’s too hard, I have far too many!
Favourite Food: That one’s easy! Mash potatoes and broccoli with gravy.
What are your favourite things to do in your spare time: I love playing football or going out with my friends.
What/who inspires you to play football?
My team and coaches are my inspiration. I love it so much because my team are like a family to me, they support me the whole way, it’s such a good feeling #wellfamily
How long have you played for Motherwell for?
2 years now, I love it.
What days do you train for Motherwell?
I train twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday. Training is intense, but it’s brilliant! You don’t have time to get distracted, only time to work hard which I love.
What do you like most about being part of the Well family?
I love how close my team are and how well we all get on together, not only as a club but outside of football as friends too.
Do you hope to play for the ladies team in a couple of year?
Hopefully, that’s what my aim is.
Alise, thank you for letting us meet and get to know you a little better. Now A little birdie has told me about your recent achievement. Can I just say a huge congratulations from myself and all at the ladies senior team, we are so proud to hear you have been selected to represent your country at under 17s, you must be so proud.
How did you feel when you first found out you had been scouted for the u17 age group? I was so Shocked and actually, I was nervous too! Mostly, I was just really really excited though.
It’s a really fantastic achievement to represent your country Alise especially at such a young age! Everyone at the club is so proud of you! So tell us a little about what happens next and who you will be playing against?
Well, we have a training camp from the 4th to 6th of August at Toryglen in Glasgow. It’s going to be intense I’m sure but I can’t wait! At the camp we will do lots of training sessions and maybe some team building activities. We will be staying at a hotel and playing games against other players at the camp. There are a lot of other talented girls who have been selected, so it will just be a great experience, I’m really looking forward to showing what I’m made of.
What are your aspirations in football and internationally?
I want to play as long as I can! I really hope to represent my county more and more than I already have and travel around the world doing what I love.
You say you would love to travel and play, if you could pick any country and any team in the world to play for, who would it be?
In terms of who I would want to play for, that’s easy… It would have to be my home country, Scotland! There is no better feeling than putting on your home shirt and representing where you come from. In terms of travel though, I would just love to see lots of different parts of the world whilst doing what I love, playing football, that would be my ultimate dream.
Alise, it has been an absolute pleasure to get to know you a little better and thank you for taking the time to share this amazing achievement with us all. We are very proud of your achievement and wish you all the best at the International camp in August. You are a fantastic player and a wee star. I am confident we will see you not only in a ladies Motherwell shirt in a couple of years, but in many many different Scotland shirts in the years to come!
To keep up to speed with Alise’s international duty and under 15s team news, follow the team on Twitter @MwellGirls15s
For all the latest info and live match tweets follow the ladies on twitter @MotherwellLFC
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