Rossvale: Using strong foundations to reach for the stars

Third-tier SWF Championship side Rossvale have come a long way as a senior side in a short time – culminating with their last 16 Scottish Cup tie at the weekend against top-tier giants Rangers. Shaun Youngs, Rossvale’s matchday co-ordinator, spoke to Impetus’ Ben Gilby about the club’s formation, their exceptionally strong youth section, and theirContinue reading “Rossvale: Using strong foundations to reach for the stars”

Paige Zois: the world at her feet, and the ball on a string

For this week’s interview in our Midweek Dub series, Melbourne Victory’s Paige Zois speaks exclusively to Impetus’ Kieran Yap about her remarkable 12 months, her style of play, and a promising future (4/1/23). Above: Paige Zois celebrates Victory’s 2021/22 Championship with Alana Murphy. Photo: Melbourne Victory It was deep into injury time, and Melbourne Victory had just clawed back two goalsContinue reading “Paige Zois: the world at her feet, and the ball on a string”

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”

Sophie Shults: Striving For Further Success At Ashford Town

In the latest in our series of interviews with Impetus sponsored players, Sophie Shults, Ashford Town (Middx) goalkeeper spoke to Ben Gilby about her footballing journey, last season’s successes for the Tangerines, and how the team are settling into FA Women’s National League football (3/11/22). Above: Sophie Shults looks to make a save against DulwichContinue reading “Sophie Shults: Striving For Further Success At Ashford Town”

Harriet Meers: Falling Back In Love With The Game

In the first in a series of interviews with Impetus’ sponsored players for 2022/23, Harriet Meers, who we have supported for three seasons now, spoke to Ben Gilby about last campaign’s rollercoaster, and how she fell back in love with the game (6/10/22). Above: Harriet Meers is back at East Bergholt United this season, andContinue reading “Harriet Meers: Falling Back In Love With The Game”

Romain Segui: Training The Very Best

Impetus’ French editor Jean-Pierre Thiesset spoke exclusively to Olympique Lyonnais’ fitness coach Romain Segui about his experiences of working with some of the world’s greatest footballers and the differences in coaching women and men. Above: Romain Segui supervising the training session before the friendly game against Fribourg (Switzerland) on July 31, 2021. Photo: Jean-Pierre ThiessetContinue reading “Romain Segui: Training The Very Best”

Scottish Women’s Football Unveil New CEO

Ben Gilby hears from the new leader of the Scottish Women’s Football about how she aims to develop the game further across the country after the sad demise of senior football at Forfar Farmington. Above: Aileen Campbell, unveiled to the media to day at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Photo: Colin Poultney. Aileen Campbell was today presentedContinue reading “Scottish Women’s Football Unveil New CEO”

Perth SC – Aiming To Reach An Azure Sky

Ben Gilby spoke to Perth SC’s head coach Danielle Brogan, (pictured above) about the development of women’s football at the club, to review their inaugural NPL Women’s campaign and look ahead at their aims for 2021. Danielle Brogan is a former Matilda who has played for Sydney FC, Adelaide United and Perth Glory in additionContinue reading “Perth SC – Aiming To Reach An Azure Sky”

Ivan Karlovic – Pushing Adelaide United To Greater Heights

Adelaide United have had the greatest season in their W-League history coming agonisingly close to qualifying for the Finals for the first time and breaking the competition’s regular season attendance record. Ben Gilby spoke to the club’s Head of Women’s Football, Ivan Karlovic about progress in South Australia. BEN GILBY: Can you tell us aContinue reading “Ivan Karlovic – Pushing Adelaide United To Greater Heights”