Doris Mifsud bids farewell to Football NSW

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Long serving passionate and dedicated Football NSW Head of Housekeeping Doris Mifsud has officially retired following an incredible 32 years working at the Valentine Sports Park precinct.

Known to many as the ‘Maltese Warrior’, there was no one that worked harder at Football NSW than the legend that is Doris Mifsud.

Hailing from humble beginnings born in a tiny village called Qawra situated in the picturesque Maltese town of St Paul’s Bay, Doris made her way to Australia on the 1st of February 1974 in search of work and a better way of life as so many Europeans did at that time.

These pathways led her to Football NSW as Doris started working casually for the organisation as a 38-year-old in April 1991 and became a full-time employee in July 1991.

Now 71, the Head of Housekeeping for Valentine Sports Park has been a rock at the organisation.

She’s always been the first one on site, greeting each staff member with a smile and hello while working away, seeking no credit, quietly going on with her job before heading home to her lovely family.

Her work ethic was second to none, nothing was ever a burden for the modest “Maltese Warrior” who till her final week at the organisation, continued to churn out the long arduous hours without any complaints.

Football NSW CEO John Tsatsimas paid tribute to Doris’s amazing commitment to the sport and organization.

“Those who had the pleasure of meeting Doris were always met with warmth and gratitude.

“For over 30-years, Doris has been instrumental in servicing our members, her respect from her fellow peers and community alike was second to none.

“On behalf of everyone involved in football in NSW, I would like to wish Doris the best of luck with her retirement, her presence will be sorely missed.”