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BOV Women’s Leagues get underway

| September 13th, 2013 | Comments Off

bov-women-first-division-2013-2014The BOV Women’s First Division and the BOV Women’s Second Division Leagues kicked-off on Monday with three matches from the First Division and two from the Second Division.

Gozo FC kicked-off their commitments with a 4-2 win over Mgarr United in a balanced encounter at the Mgarr Ground.

The Gozitans were more agressive in the early stages, taking the lead thanks to Emma Xuereb on the 10th. Mgarr levelled matters on the 25th thanks to Daniela Ebejer and Alice Stanton made it 2-1 seven minutes later. Mgarr now held the initiative but the Gozitan rear-guard led by goalkeeper Dorianne Grech controlled well their opponents. However just before half-time, Melania Bajada scored from a direct freekick to restore equilibrium. Six minutes in the second half, Nicole Buttigieg made it 3-2 for Gozo and Joselene Gafa sealed the issue with a fourth goal on 63 minutes.

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Third Women’s Super Cup win for Hibernians

| September 8th, 2013 | Comments Off

hibs-win-women-super-cup2013Hibernians won their third Women’s Super Cup after defeating BOV Women’s First Division Champions and Women’s Knock-Out winners Birkirkara 2-1 with the decisive goal being scored four minutes from the end of the second half of extra-time.

The Stripes had an edge over their opponents during the first half but created few goal-scoring opportunities. However they managed to take the lead on 25th thanks to a Rachel CUschieri freekick which gave Hibs goalie Keoney Demicoli no chance.

The second half was a different story with the Paolites showing greater determination and going close to equalising until an assist by Francesca Chircop for Ylenia Carabott saw the latter, entering the area before hitting low past goalkeeper Janice Xuereb.

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Girls Football Skills Sessions to start next month

| September 7th, 2013 | Comments Off

girls-skills-kick-off2013Girls Football Skills Sessions will start once again on October 6 and will be held on Saturdays from 09:00 to 10:30 at the Gharghur football ground.

These sessions are held by former Malta international player Maria Coppola who played professional football in the USA for four years and France for three years.

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Hibernians claim Women’s Super Cup

| September 4th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Hibernians FCHibernians won the Women’s Super Cup after defeating champions and knock-out winners Birkirkara 2-1 after extra-time on Wednesday.

The Paolites, who finished third last season, replaced runners-up and knock-out finalists Mosta after the latter withdrew their participation from the women’s competitions.

Rachel Cuschieri put the Stripes ahead but a brace by Ylenia Carabott handed Hibernians the first honour of the season. Carabott levelled matters to force extra-time and two minutes from the end of the second half of extra-time, converted a penalty.

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MFA women’s football sector in breast cancer awarness campaign

| August 31st, 2013 | Comments Off

women-football-breast-cancer-campaign2013The Action for Breast Cancer Foundation, in collaboration with the Malta Football Association’s Women’s Football sector, launched a programme of support and collaboration during a press conference and seminar which were held at the Westin Dragonara Resort on Saturday.

The women’s national team players, who were also present for the launch, will be taking an active part in this campaign named “Give Cancer the Boot” which will run throughout the coming weeks, especially during the month of October.

MFA Deputy General Secretary (Grassroots, Youth Development and Education) Maria Mifsud said that persons connected with sports believe they have a duty to help society as best as they can and as the person in charge of women’s football, she felt it was natural to contact the Action for Breast Cancer Foundation in order to assist them as best as they can to create awareness.

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