The inquest investigating Maddy Cusack’s death has begun and been delayed.

An inquest into the death of Sheffield United Women’s player Maddy Cusack has been begun and adjourned while a coroner awaits additional information about her death.

Ms Cusack died on September 20 at the age of 27 at her home in Derbyshire. Derbyshire Police claimed at the time that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

On Wednesday, an inquest into the footballer’s death was begun at Derby Coroner’s Court and adjourned following a brief hearing.

Ms Cusack’s death was reported to Chesterfield Coroner’s Court on September 21, according to assistant coroner Louise Pinder.

Ms Pinder stated that Ms Cusack, who also worked as a marketing professional in Sheffield United’s commercial department, had been properly identified following her death.

An inquest into the death of Sheffield United Women's player Maddy Cusack has been opened and adjourned as a coroner awaits further details

An inquiry into the death of Sheffield United Women’s player Maddy Cusack has been begun and adjourned as a coroner seeks additional information.

Cusack joined Sheffield United when they were half-way through their first season in the Barclay's Women's Championship in 2019

Cusack joined Sheffield United in the middle of their debut season in the Barclay’s Women’s Championship in 2019. She died at her home address on Lady Lea Road, Horsley.

Ms Pinder stated at Wednesday’s hearing, which was only attended by members of the press, that the cause of her death had still to be determined.

‘We are awaiting a police file and the medical cause of death, so I am adjourning the inquest for six weeks for further review, after which the inquest can be scheduled.’

Ms Cusack was the longest-serving female player for the Blades and the first to reach 100 appearances.

Sheffield United chief executive Stephen Bettis said in a tribute put on the club’s official website on September 21 announcing her death: ‘This is heartbreaking news for everyone at Bramall Lane.

‘Maddy had the unique position of being a member of several teams at Sheffield United and was well-liked by everyone she met.

‘Her warmth and professionalism made her a credit to her family, and she will be sorely missed.

‘While we process the news and move on, the club will provide as much support to Maddy’s family, friends, and colleagues as possible.’


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