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Swieqi United support to the “Act for Breast Cancer Foundation”

| October 8th, 2014 | Comments Off

swieqi-women-ABCF2014In order to show support to the “Act for Breast Cancer Foundation” the logo of the Foundation will be displayed on the front of the playing kits Women’s team of Swieqi United FC for this season.

Swieqi United wanted to raise awareness on this important issue and will be assisting the Foundation in any way possible.
Swieqi United President Dr Justin Fenech stated that “Its our duty as active citizens, who love the game of football, to stand up and be counted when it comes to raising awareness on issues that may save lives. The sport community should play an active part on and off the pitch.”

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FIFA Live Your Goals campaign launched

| October 1st, 2014 | Comments Off

live-your-goals-launchThe FIFA Live Your Goals campaign meant to encourage more girls to play football was launched on Monday during a press conference at the Centenary Hall, Ta’ Qali.

MFA Senior Vice-President Ludovico Micallef said that the first women’s teams were established in the sixties but it was only in the following decade that the first women’s competitions were organised by the Ministry for Sports in the late seventies, there were several teams taking part.

The Malta Football Association took over the organisation of women’s football in 1995 and in order to promote the game more with girls, the Under-16 League was launched five years ago. He said that now this project will be targeting girls under the age of eleven.

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Hibernians win BOV Women’s Super Cup

| September 29th, 2014 | Comments Off

Hibs-win-BOV-Women-Super-Cup-2014Champions Hibernians scored twice in extra-time to lift the first honour of the season in women’s football, beating Knock-Out winners Birkirkara 2-0 to claim the BOV Women’s Super Cup.

Following a goalless draw at the end of the ninety minutes, Corissa Vella put the Paolites ahead on 101 minutes when he advanced upfield and lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Janice Xuereb.

Maria Azzopardi was sent off for Hibernians but they still managed to double the score ten minutes in the second half of extra-time through Francesca Chircop.

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Women’s Under-19 side loses final game in mini-tournament

| September 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

UEFA-Women-Under-19The Malta Women’s Under-19 side lost 1-4 to hosts Bosnia-Herzegovina in the final game from Group 7 of the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship qualifying round at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadion in Sarajevo. Malta therefore ended its commitments with one point from three matches.

Antonela Radeljić put the hosts ahead on 24 minutes and Marija Aleksić doubled the score three minutes from the end of the first half. Substitute Jelena Koprena increased the lead seven minutes in the second half and Alma Kamerić made it 4-0 on the hour. Brenda Borg pulled one back for Malta on the 67th. Shona Zammit was sent off for Malta three minutes in added time.

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