I don’t need to be inspired

by Rachel Cohen (27/4/23) Above: The crowd at Tottenham Hotspur home game at Brisbane Road this season. Photo: Spurs Women. The focus of women’s football on inspiring young girls limits the growth of the game. When Usain Bolt ran the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. I was mesmerised. It was spectacular. It did not mean myContinue reading “I don’t need to be inspired”

From songs to sponsorships: the work & dedication of women’s Active Supporters.

SPECIAL REPORT: #ImpetusFootball’s @KaptinYap spoke to @thewesterncore , @roarcorps @activejets , the @cornerofyellow and the @victory_vikings about the works and dedication of the active support groups in the #ALeaguewomen

A guide to how to be a fan when your team isn’t winning

Denise Duffy is a big fan of Wellington Phoenix in the A-League Women. It’s been a challenging time for all sorts of reasons since the ‘Nix’ entered the competition at the start of the 2021/22 season. Here she offers advice to fellow fans on what to do when your team is finding life tough (24/1/23).Continue reading “A guide to how to be a fan when your team isn’t winning”

Euro Fans Ready To Continue The Party in 2023

Kieran Yap reflects on what Australia and New Zealand have to look forward to when overseas fans come to the World Cup next year, with Kris Goman, Impetus’ Euros roving reporter getting the views of fans at the games across England about the tournament Down Under which starts in under a year (21/7/22). Above: ComingContinue reading “Euro Fans Ready To Continue The Party in 2023”

Life On The Road At The Euros

Impetus’ Kris Goman is our roving reporter at the Euros. She is travelling the length and breadth of England watching matches at just about every venue possible. With the group stage now at an end, she reflects on the opening few weeks of the event (20/7/22). Above: One of Kris’ favourite moments from the tournamentContinue reading “Life On The Road At The Euros”

The Pride of the Nix

Wellington Phoenix had a heroic first season as an A-League Women side. Despite being unable to play a home game and with by some distance the youngest squad in the competition, the New Zealanders defied the challenges to pick up wins and creditable performances. Supporters group Flight of the Nix members Denise Duffy (DD), HollyContinue reading “The Pride of the Nix”

Victory Vikings: Bringing People Together (With Homer)

Above: The Victory Vikings’ famous mascot Homer is taught to play the drums by Melbourne Victory players. Photo: Victory Vikings. For this week’s #MidweekDub feature, Simon from Melbourne Victory’s A-League Women fans group, Victory Vikings spoke to Impetus’ Ben Gilby about the club’s season, crazy schedule, and thoughts ahead of the Finals (9/3/22). Melbourne Victory’sContinue reading “Victory Vikings: Bringing People Together (With Homer)”

Flight of the Nix: Supporting The Pride of NZ Women’s Football

Denise Duffy, an admin of the Wellington Phoenix Facebook group ‘Flight of the Nix’, has been following Kiwi women’s football for quite a while despite only moving to New Zealand this year. For our latest #MidweekDub Feature, she spoke to Impetus editor Ben Gilby about how fan culture is growing for the Phoenix’s new A-LeagueContinue reading “Flight of the Nix: Supporting The Pride of NZ Women’s Football”

Catching Up With Bristol City Vixencast

Impetus‘ Ben Gilby (BG) spoke to D-M Withers (D-M), Shahan Miah (SM) and Nat Brown (NB) from Bristol City Vixencast – the weekly podcast featuring all things Bristol City Women – about their thoughts on a tough season last time round and their thoughts about the new Championship campaign. BG: Last season was tough, obviously.Continue reading “Catching Up With Bristol City Vixencast”

Back Home – At Last

Jon Foster is one of the lead presenters of Manchester United Women’s YouTube show ‘All For United Women’. He writes exclusively for Impetus about his experience of the first game back at Leigh Sports Village for fans since the pandemic. Above: Members of United’s ‘Barmy Army’ fan group pre game. Photo: @ManUtdWomen Scrolling back throughContinue reading “Back Home – At Last”