Melanie, Morgan, and Mothers Flourishing

by Emmanuel Faith (7/3/23) Above: Alex Morgan fires her 120th goal for the USWNT against Brazil. Photo: Newsweek. When Alex Morgan was called to the stage in Paris as one of the members of the FIFA PRO women’s team of the year one week ago, the room roared in joyous glee. Morgan has dominated the game forContinue reading “Melanie, Morgan, and Mothers Flourishing”

Is forcing clubs to invest the only way to ensure equal opportunities?

by Dean Mears (26/1/23) Above: Referee Neil Hair talks to Chelsea head coach Emma Hayes amidst the farcical situation at Kingsmeadow on Sunday. Photo: Mirror. Lunchtime on Sunday 22nd January, and what the world saw highlighted a shocking lack of investment in the top flight of the women’s club game in England. Chelsea, one ofContinue reading “Is forcing clubs to invest the only way to ensure equal opportunities?”

Why the USWNT is so good – and so popular

by Theo Hewson Betts (22/1/23) Above: Scenes from the New York City ticker tape parade after the USWNT won the World Cup. Photo: Flickr/New York City Department of Transportation Let’s get one thing absolutely clear before anything else – America loves winning. That is the most important piece of background to this piece, and itContinue reading “Why the USWNT is so good – and so popular”

Exhibition Celebrating Women’s Football In Northern Ireland Opens

Supplied to Impetus by Irish FA Photo: Irish FA. An exhibit focusing on the history of women’s football in Northern Ireland has been officially launched at the Education and Heritage Centre within the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.  The display contains several pieces of memorabilia linked to women’s football here and the Northern IrelandContinue reading “Exhibition Celebrating Women’s Football In Northern Ireland Opens”

England Women’s Blind Team: The Newest Lionesses Are Ready To Roar

Catherine Gilby, the FA’s Head of Para Performance spoke to Impetus’ Ben Gilby (no relation) about the launch of the newest Lionesses team, how the game is played and the existing aims for the squad as they look ahead to their first international competition (19/6/22). Above: The Lionesses inaugural Blind Team. Photo: Getty Images, suppliedContinue reading “England Women’s Blind Team: The Newest Lionesses Are Ready To Roar”

Roar Announce New Base For A-League Women Side

19/5/22 Above: An artist impression of Brisbane Roar’s new A-League Women Centre of Excellence. Image supplied to Impetus by: Brisbane Roar. Brisbane Roar’s elite new A-League Women’s and Academy home will soon become a reality after major work officially began on the $22 million Moreton Bay facility. Head Coach Garrath McPherson, midfielder Hollie Palmer, andContinue reading “Roar Announce New Base For A-League Women Side”

FAW Outline Five Year Women’s & Girls Strategy

Above: The FAW press conference announcing their female football strategy. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Football Association of Wales. The Football Association of Wales released their women and girls’ strategy for 2021-2026, with a mission to create the best environment, support structures, and opportunities to accelerate the growth of women’s football, to make it reachContinue reading “FAW Outline Five Year Women’s & Girls Strategy”