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