Women's football in Malta: A two minute season recap

A key figure at Birkirkara, domestic treble winners in the 2023/2024 campaign, Stephania Farrugia was named the Malta FA Female Footballer of the Year while Swieqi United’s Kaysia Micallef won the U-19’s category award, with the Maltese winger helping the Owls winning the Youth Knock-Out competition. Ann-Marie Said of Birkirkara received the Gozitan Achievement Award during the same Malta FA awards night.

More awards incoming with Mġarr’s Brenda Borg winning the February-March Player of the Month while Nyorah Celeste of Hibernians winning both December-February and March-April award for the youth championship.

In the youth categories, the Malta FA hosted the BNF awards with plenty of recognitions to some of the best local talents that shined during the 2023/2024 competitions.

Kenneth Costantino, confirmed as Hibernians coach for the upcoming season, was named the best coach for Round 3 as well.  Birkirkara have announced that Vince Galea will take over from Jose Borg at the helm of the Maltese champions. Mġarr United have also announced a coaching change with Ryan Vella set to take over at the Greens while Julian Camilleri will remain in charge of San Ġwann. Dorianne Theuma, who has just retired from the Beautiful Game, will stay at Swieqi United as coach having taking over the club after Saviour Darmanin’s departure.

The Owls have announced the arrival of former Hibernians Sarah Urpani to strengthen the squad with the Paolites, on their part, signing Ileana Farrugia, formerly of Birkirkara. Meanwhile, Lija Athletic have made Ylenia Azzopardi signing permanent after last season’s loan with the club also announcing a collaboration with Gozo’s S.K. Victoria Wanderers for next season.

Finally, Lija Athletic were crowned the inaugural champions of the newly-launched Enemed Women’s Futsal League after overcoming Mtarfa in the final series.

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