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”

Football Ferns break NZ attendance record as USA dominate

New Zealand 0-5 United States of America by Denise Duffy at Eden Park for Impetus (21/1/23) Above: New Zealand’s Ali Riley wins a header against the USA’s Ashley Sanchez. Photo: NZ Football. It was a historic day for women’s football in Aotearoa / New Zealand. For their second match against the USWNT, a record-breaking 12,721Continue reading “Football Ferns break NZ attendance record as USA dominate”

Young Matildas announce February training camp

19/1/23 Above: The Young Matildas squad last year. Photo: Football Australia. Australia’s U20 female squad will head to Werribee in Melbourne this February as the Young Matildas embark on their first training camp for 2023.  Head Coach Leah Blayney will select a 28-player squad to take part in the 10-day assembly hosted by Wyndham CityContinue reading “Young Matildas announce February training camp”

Young Lionesses Announce Belgium Test

18/1/23 Above: The England U23 team that played Sweden in October 2022. Photo: Lionesses. England will play host to Belgium in a women’s Under-23 international at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park on Monday 20th February. The Young Lionesses will aim to impress in the Merseyside match during what is a busy month for the national teams.Continue reading “Young Lionesses Announce Belgium Test”

Gustavsson: “I want it to mimic the group stage of the World Cup”

Ben Gilby reports on today’s announcement of the 2023 Cup of Nations where Australia, Spain, Czech Republic, and Jamaica (12/1/23) Above: Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson sees the carefully constructed Cup of Nations as a major part of his team’s World Cup preparations. Photo: Damien Briggs, supplied to Impetus by: Football Australia. Australia today announcedContinue reading “Gustavsson: “I want it to mimic the group stage of the World Cup””

Gustavsson: It’s Coming Together

Ben Gilby reports on Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson‘s media conference today as he reflected on Saturday’s superb win against Sweden and laid down his expectations ahead of tomorrow’s game with Thailand. Plus Kris Goman‘s EXCLUSIVE photos from today’s training session in Gosford (14/11/22). Above: Tony Gustavsson speaking today from Gosford. Image: Football Australia. Matildas’Continue reading “Gustavsson: It’s Coming Together”

Matildas & Sweden Media Conferences

by Ben Gilby Ahead of tomorrow’s friendly in Melbourne, Impetus hears from Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson and Sweden chief Peter Gerhardsson (11/11/22). Above: Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson speaking to the media today. Image: Football Australia. It’s All About “Pressing Attacking Football” Matildas’ head coach Tony Gustavsson outlined in his media conference the keyContinue reading “Matildas & Sweden Media Conferences”

Catley: Being Open And Flexible Whilst Building Momentum

Australia and Arsenal defender Steph Catley spoke to the media in Melbourne today ahead of this weekend’s game with Sweden. Impetus’ Ben Gilby reports (9/11/22). Above: Steph Catley speaking to the media today at the Matildas training camp in Melbourne. Image: Football Australia. Steph Catley is, at the present time, the perfect example of aContinue reading “Catley: Being Open And Flexible Whilst Building Momentum”