Archive for the ‘Women’s Football’ Category

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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Narrow defeat for Women’s Under-19 side

| August 30th, 2013 | Comments Off

women-u19-malta-nireland130830The Malta Women’s Under-19 national team lost 1-2 to Northern Ireland in the second of two friendly matches at the MFA Training Grounds.

Moya Feehan put the visitors ahead on 58 minutes thanks to a penalty and three minutes later, Rebekah McMullan doubled the score. The locals pulled one back on 79 minutes thanks to a Jade Flask penalty.

Next month, Malta travels to Serbia to take part in a UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship mini-tournament where Mark Gatt’s side will face Bosnia Herzegovina and the Netherlands apart from the hosts.

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Mosta withdraw from women’s competitions

| August 30th, 2013 | 7 Comments »

mostaMosta FC have officially informed the Malta Football Association that they are withdrawing their participation from the women’s competitions.

According to the MFA Regulations, Hibernians FC are entitled to play for the Women’s Super Cup since they finished third in the BOV First Division League last season.

The Women’s Super Cup between champions Birkirkara and Hibernians will be played on Wednesday 4th September at the Centenary Stadium, kick-off at 20:00.

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Women’s Under-19 side loses to Northern Ireland in friendly match

| August 28th, 2013 | Comments Off

women-u19-malta-nireland130828DAThe Malta Women’s Under-19 national team lost 0-2 to Northern Ireland in a friendly match at the MFA Training Grounds on Wednesday.

This game was part of the Mark Gatt’s side preparation ahead of the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship mini-tournament in programme next month in Serbia.

Laura Rafferty scored the two goals, putting the visitors ahead two minutes in the second half and doubling the score four minutes from time.

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