No Jonas, Football Was Not “The Winner”

By Rachel Lara Cohen (9/5/22) Above: Things get tasty in Wednesday night’s North London Derby. Photo: Arsenal WFC. Following the North London Derby at the Emirates, Arsenal Manager Jonas Eidevall, stated that his team beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 meant that “football was the winner”. It’s a tired cliché, but there are lots of tired clichésContinue reading “No Jonas, Football Was Not “The Winner””

Busselton City: A Proud History And Building For A Big Future

As an extension of Impetus’ coverage of the Western Australian women’s football scene, Sharon Cowley from WA’s South-West Soccer Association Premier League club Busselton City spoke to Ben Gilby (4/5/22). Above: Busselton City FC. Photo: Sharon Cowley. Busselton City, located in the South-West of the state are celebrating their centenary this year. Whilst their women’sContinue reading “Busselton City: A Proud History And Building For A Big Future”

Master Magician Ji To Depart Chelsea

Impetus brings you news of the imminent departure of one of the FAWSL’s outstanding players. Ben Gilby ends the article with his own personal tribute to the South Korean star – one of his stand out players in three years covering Chelsea Women (29/4/22). Above: Ji So-Yun pictured hitting a trademark shot from outside theContinue reading “Master Magician Ji To Depart Chelsea”

Liskeard Athletic: Pushing For Promotion In Cornwall

Lee Mann is the manager of tier six club Liskeard Athletic. He spoke to Ben Gilby about the club’s great progress, and high hopes for the future (28/4/22). Above: Liskeard Athletic FC. Photo: Janina Augustynowicz. Liskeard Athletic are a big part of a growing successful women’s football scene in Cornwall. Manager Lee Mann came inContinue reading “Liskeard Athletic: Pushing For Promotion In Cornwall”

Mexican Women’s Football

Impetus welcomes new writer Jorge Ceron who will be providing us with regular news from the club and international football scene in Mexico. He begins by introducing us to the game in his country (26/4/22). Above: Women’s Pumas salute the crowd at the University Olympic Stadium. Photo: Liga MX. Let’s start with a brief history.Continue reading “Mexican Women’s Football”

FAWSL: Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea Preview

Rachel Lara Cohen‘s detailed look at two FAWSL clashes between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in five days emphasizes how hugely important in the context of both team’s seasons the games are. Rachel also considers the importance of squad depth in a successful outcome to the matches (22/4/22). Above: Action from Tottenham Hotspur’s game with ArsenalContinue reading “FAWSL: Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea Preview”

Marine Academy Plymouth: Giving Opportunities To Showcase Passion

Samantha Drewery fulfils many roles at Tier Five South-West Women’s Regional Premier side Marine Academy Plymouth, whether it be player, treasurer, and social media officer. She spoke to Impetus’ Ben Gilby about the club, player pathway and aims of FA Women’s National League football (21/4/22). Above: Marine Academy Plymouth players gather together prior to theirContinue reading “Marine Academy Plymouth: Giving Opportunities To Showcase Passion”

AFC St. Austell: Big Progress In Cornwall

Ben Cooper, assistant coach at tier five AFC St. Austell spoke to Impetus’ Ben Gilby about the team’s rapid development over the past three years and how they are building towards a place in the FA Women’s National League (14/4/22). Above: AFC St. Austell 2021/22. Photo: Ben Cooper. Whilst women’s football in the Cornish townContinue reading “AFC St. Austell: Big Progress In Cornwall”

Perth Glory: Riding The Storm And Thriving

Impetus’ Ben Gilby has followed Perth Glory’s women’s team since they were formed in 2008 and now covers the team throughout the A-League Women season. He reflects on one of the toughest seasons in the club’s history and reveals the inside story of how the team overcame the challenges to experience one of the greatestContinue reading “Perth Glory: Riding The Storm And Thriving”

Sermanni To Be WSW Inaugural Head of Women’s Football

25/3/22 Above: The hugely respected figure of Tom Sermanni unveiled as Western Sydney Wanderers’ first Head of Women’s Football. Photo: Western Sydney Wanderers. Western Sydney Wanderers today made the significant announcement that the hugely respected Tom Sermanni has been appointed as the club’s inaugural Head of Women’s Football. Sermanni will oversee the Wanderers’ Liberty A-LeagueContinue reading “Sermanni To Be WSW Inaugural Head of Women’s Football”