Maddy Cusack’s tragic death is set to be investigated by the FA following new information presented by her family – after previous inquest cleared Sheffield United of any wrongdoing

  • Sheffield United’s Maddy Cusack died at her home in Derbyshire last September
  • An independent third party subsequently cleared the club of any wrongdoing
  • A fresh investigation is set to be launched by the FA following new information 

The Football Association are set to launch an investigation into the tragic death of Sheffield United vice-captain Maddy Cusack after her family presented the governing body with new information.

Cusack, who was the club’s longest serving player and their first to reach 100 appearances, died at her home in Horsley, Derbyshire, on September 20. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

Sheffield United appointed an independent third party in October to carry out a formal investigation into concerns the family had raised about processes and conduct at the club.

That investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing but the FA confirmed they were reviewing that process earlier this month.

Mail Sport understands that FA officials met with Cusack’s family this week, with the talks understood to have been positive.

Maddy Cusack (pictured) tragically died last September at her home in September

Sheffield United manager Jonathan Morgan (pictured) stepped away from his duties last year after a formal complaint was made over his alleged behaviour towards players, but he and the club were cleared of any wrongdoing after Cusack's death

Sheffield United manager Jonathan Morgan (pictured) stepped away from his duties last year after a formal complaint was made over his alleged behaviour towards players, but he and the club were cleared of any wrongdoing after Cusack’s death

The FA are now set to launch a fresh investigation following new information presented by Cusack's family, which includes her sister (second left) and mother (second right)

The FA are now set to launch a fresh investigation following new information presented by Cusack’s family, which includes her sister (second left) and mother (second right)

An inquest into Cusack’s was opened at Derby Coroner’s Court in October and adjourned.

In September, Sheffield United’s women’s first team manager Jonathan Morgan stepped away from his duties after a formal complaint was made over alleged behaviour towards certain players.

Morgan was cleared to return to work after an investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing. He returned to the touchline for the first time when the Blades played Tottenham in the FA Cup earlier this month.

The FA have been approached for comment.

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