Keira Walsh signed her first professional contract with City at the age of 18 in June 2015.
A City fan born in Rochdale, the midfielder was delighted to put pen to paper on a deal at her childhood club.
One of the country's rising stars, Walsh made her debut for the Blues in a 1-0 win over Notts County Ladies in July 2014. Since then, she has blossomed and has gained international experience at youth level with England.
Clearly benefiting from the experience of around her, Walsh became a first-team regular towards the end of the 2014 campaign and played a key role in the Continental Cup-winning side.
Injury hampered much of her 2015 season but the youngster bounced back to regain her place in Nick Cushing's starting 11, proving age is irrelevant if you're good enough.
On 9 November 2016, the midfielder scored her first goal for the club in a 1-0 victory over Brondby IF in the Champions League, extending her contract with the club just two days later.
Now a regular in Nick Cushing's side, Walsh was called up to the England senior side for the first time in November 2017 and has so far gone on to make 7 international appearances.