- Sheffield United Mourns Maddy Cusack
- Long-Serving Player and Vice-Captain
- Tributes and Support Offered
The Sheffield United football community is reeling from the devastating news of the passing of 27-year-old midfielder Maddy Cusack, who had just begun her sixth season with the club in the Women’s Championship. Maddy, who was recently named vice-captain, held the distinction of being the longest-serving member of the current squad.
Maddy Cusack joined Sheffield United in January 2019 and became the first woman to reach 100 appearances last season. Her dedication and commitment to the team were further underlined when she signed a contract extension with the Blades in July.
In addition to her contributions on the field, Maddy Cusack served as a marketing executive for Sheffield United Football Club. Her versatile role within the organization reflected her passion for the sport and her deep connection with the club.
Sheffield United Football Club’s website expressed its grief over Maddy’s death.
The statement highlighted Maddy’s accomplishments, stating, “Maddy, a women’s team player since 2019 and marketing executive for the football club, passed away on Wednesday.”
Sheffield United CEO Stephen Bettis praised Maddy’s character and excellent impact. He said, “This is heart-breaking news for everyone at Bramall Lane. Being on several Sheffield United teams made Maddy popular with everyone she met. Her personality and professionalism made her a credit to her family – she will be sadly missed.”
As the Sheffield United community grapples with the loss, the club has pledged to provide support to Maddy Cusack’s family, friends, and colleagues. The organization is also in discussions regarding appropriate tributes and ways to celebrate her life.
The club and Maddy’s family have requested privacy during this difficult time and will not comment.