Phoenix announce National League entry for academy

9/3/23 Above: Michaela Robertson, who was previously part of the Phoenix Academy was the first player from Wellington to be selected for the club’s A-League Women side. Today’s announcement will offer even more opportunities for local players. Photo: Friends of Football. New Zealand Football has announced that Wellington Phoenix reserves will be joining the women’sContinue reading “Phoenix announce National League entry for academy”

A-League Women News

Ryan Miller-Woods reports on Melbourne Victory and Canberra United’s media conferences, plus news from Sydney FC about an exciting opportunity for girls in New South Wales later this year (25/1/23). Ahead of his side’s match tomorrow against Sydney FC in the ‘Big Blue’, Melbourne Victory head coach Jeff Hopkins told the media that he believesContinue reading “A-League Women News”

Checking in with the Haffners

Just over a year ago, a Tweet by a proud mother about her seven-year-old goalkeeping daughter went viral and led to Impetus joining up with SELK Grassroots to supply the then seven-year-old Lexi Haffner with the goalkeeping gloves she dearly wanted. Ben Gilby checks in with Lexi’s father Martin to find out how the youngster’sContinue reading “Checking in with the Haffners”

Euxton Girls: Constantly Growing And Achieving

Impetus partner club Euxton Girls in Lancashire have recently come to the end of their first full season of football in two years. Michael Taylor from the club spoke to Ben Gilby about how they have overcome the challenges of lockdown to add even more teams to their club with hopes for greater growth afterContinue reading “Euxton Girls: Constantly Growing And Achieving”

Bure Valley: Celebrating Successes Throughout Age Groups

In the latest of our end of season catch up features with Impetus’ sponsored players and partner clubs, Ted McCarter from Bure Valley Youth in Norfolk filled Ben Gilby in on how their first full season of football in two years has gone. have just ended their first full season in football for a coupleContinue reading “Bure Valley: Celebrating Successes Throughout Age Groups”

Junior Matildas Announce Squad For Training Camp

14/4/22 Above: Junior Matildas head coach Rae Dower making a point during a previous camp. Photo: Football Australia. Junior Matildas Head Coach Rae Dower has announced a squad of 30 players for their next training camp later this month in South Australia.  The second Training Camp of 2022 sees players from across the nation, includingContinue reading “Junior Matildas Announce Squad For Training Camp”

Junior Matildas and Para Matildas News

Earlier today, both the Junior Matildas and ParaMatildas released important news ahead of training camps and World Cups (28/3/22). Above: Action from a previous Junior Matildas training camp from March 2021. Photo: Football Australia. Junior Matildas Head Coach Rae Dower has called up 22 promising young footballers as the Commonwealth Bank Junior Matildas return toContinue reading “Junior Matildas and Para Matildas News”

Impetus and SELK Grassroots Link To Support Lexi Haffner

At the end of September, a tweet put out by a proud Mum about her young daughter’s footballing experience went viral on Twitter. Impetus and SELK Grassroots joined up to provide seven-year-old Lexi Haffner with the same goalkeeping gloves that her hero wears. Ben Gilby spoke to Martin Haffner about the story behind the tweet.Continue reading “Impetus and SELK Grassroots Link To Support Lexi Haffner”

Bure Valley Youth: Back With A Bang!

Ted McCarter is the chairman of Bure Valley Youth, one of Impetus’ partner clubs. He spoke to Ben Gilby to bring us up to date with everything that has been going on at the Norfolk club since spring. Above: Bure Valley youngsters pictured with their player pathway senior neighbours Wroxham – both teams have contentContinue reading “Bure Valley Youth: Back With A Bang!”

Pride Park FC’s Junior Sportswriters

Derbyshire based Pride Park are one of Impetus’ partner clubs. Earlier this summer they ran a Young Sports Writing competition for their youngsters. We’re delighted to publish below three of the entries. First, this piece by under-eights player Edie: “I couldn’t wait to get back into the routine of getting dressed and going to football.Continue reading “Pride Park FC’s Junior Sportswriters”