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Coaching scholarship for coaches in women’s football

| December 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

girls-festival-xmas2012Given the lack of qualified female coaches working in women’s football, providing an adequate supply of females in this sector is without doubt a challenge that many countries face.

The FIFA Women’s Football Survey 2014 showed that the number of female coaches in football is very low, with only 7% of registered coaches from the 177 associations that participated being female, while the results also showed that successful member associations in women’s football have a higher level of participation of women at coaching levels. On the other hand, the UEFA Women’s Football Survey 2013-2014 showed that coaching in women’s football remains dominated by male coaches, with 78% of the coaches of the national Under-17, Under-19 and senior teams being male. Within most national associations, male coaches outnumber female coaches.

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First free open day for girls to be held later this month

| December 10th, 2014 | Comments Off

live-your-goals-launchThe first free open day for girls as part of the FIFA Live Your Goals campaign, will be held on the 27th December at the Centenary Stadium. This event is being supported by FIFA.

The National Team coaches and National Team players will be present at the event.

The MFA’s vision and plans for the next four years is that of assisting the clubs further and increasing the number of qualified female coaches and also young girls at Grassroots level.

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Esther Azzopardi to officiate at Wembley Stadium

| November 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

Esther--AzzopardiFIFA Referee Esther Azzopardi will be the first Maltese match official to officiate at the new Wembley Stadium.

Following her recent successful return to international football, Esther Azzopardi has been invited by the English FA to act as Fourth Official in the prestigious Women International Friendly between England and Germany, being played on Sunday 23rd November.

The other members of the refereeing team are from Switzerland, namely FIFA Referee Esther Staubli and FIFA Assistant Referees Belinda Brem and Susanne Küng.

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Raiders, Birkirkara maintain positive run in BOV Women’s League

| November 20th, 2014 | Comments Off

BOV-Womens-League-2014-15Raiders (Luxol) and Birkirkara maintained their positive run in the BOV Women’s League as both registered their sixth win on Tuesday in a league which continues to be characterised by large scores. In fact, so far 230 goals were scored in 34 matches for an average of 6.76 goals per game.

Raiders claimed their fifth successive win as they defeated Pembroke Athleta 6-2 to stay one point ahead of Birkirkara who however have a game in hand. The Stripes, on the other hand, beat Tarxien Rainbows 7-0. Hibernians and Kirkop United continue to share the third place after both registered their fifth win. The Paolites beat Mgarr 1-0 while Kirkop beat Swieqi United 5-0.

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BOV Female Player of the Month: Kirkop’s Jade Flask nets first award

| November 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

BOV-FEM-POM-October-2014-Jade-FlaskKirkop United’s Jade Flask is the BOV Female Player of the Month for October 2014.

Kirkop had a very positive month with three victories, each with a 7-0 score line over Hamrun, Lija/Iklin and Tarxien, which has kept them in the top section of the table. Jade Flask was on target, scoring a total of 9 goals in these three matches with a poker against Tarxien, a hat-trick against Hamrun and a brace in Kirkop’s victory over Lija/Iklin.

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Women’s Knock-Out Competition 2014/15 draws

| November 17th, 2014 | Comments Off

MFAThe draws for the Women’s Knock-Out Competition 2014/15 were held on Monday at the MFA Headquarters, Ta’ Qali.

Holders Birkirkara were paired with Mgarr United while champions Hibernians will be facing the winner of the clash between Swieqi United and Lija/Iklin.

First Round matches are scheduled for December 16, quarter-finals for March 10, semi-finals for May 4 and final for May 11.

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Esther Azzopardi to make comeback in international football

| October 30th, 2014 | 3 Comments »

Esther--AzzopardiFIFA Referee Esther Azzopardi will make a much-awaited comeback in international football after UEFA announced that she has been appointed as the referee for the UEFA Women’s Champions League match Round of 16 first leg match between Brøndby IF (Denmark) and Gintra Universitetas (Lithuania) being played at the Brøndby Stadion on Sunday 9th November.

Esther Azzopardi shall be assisted by FIFA Assistant Referees Sian Massey (England) and Angela Kyriakou (Cyprus).

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