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Swieqi ladies meet one of Malta's first woman football player

03.05.15 Swieqi ladies meet one of Malta's first woman football player

Prior to the match against Tarxien, the coaches of the Swieqi Women's team had a surprise awaiting the ladies entering the dressing room. Some faces were puzzled on seeing a middle-aged woman standing in front of them. This was Doris Cusens, a player who played with the first female team recorded in Malta !

Doris is pioneered with having created a sense of fitness among women in Malta over the years gone by and this was highlighted in 2008 when she was awarded a national award (MQR) by the President of Malta for her services.

 Doris shared with the girls her playing experience as well as her lifestyle and this was surely a pleasure to hear by everyone present. Interesting to note is the fact that Doris was expelled from school when they found out she used to play football!

Article: Robert Dingli
Photograph: Jeffrick Cachia 

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