Champions First Victory With Room For Improvement

Melbourne Victory 5-1 Adelaide United (6/12/21) By Kieran Yap Above: Lia Privitelli, who contributed two of Melbourne Victory’s five goals, in celebratory mood. Photo: @gomvfc Melbourne Victory were 4-0 up at halftime but head coach Jeff Hopkins had been furiously scribbling in his notebook for much of the game. Despite the scoreline, he had seemedContinue reading “Champions First Victory With Room For Improvement”

Clinical Sydney Strike Force the Difference

Sydney FC 3-1 Newcastle Jets By Ben Gilby (5/12/21) Above: Sydney FC celebrate Remy Siemsen’s opening goal. Photo @SydneyFC Two goals in six second half minutes, plus an immediate reply to a goal from the Jets, sealed a deserved win for a Sydney FC side who are determined to go one better than last season.Continue reading “Clinical Sydney Strike Force the Difference”

Perth Grab Glory At The Death!

Perth Glory 2-1 Brisbane Roar By Ben Gilby (4/12/21) Above: Perth Glory’s influential English centre–forward Gemma Craine drives for goal against Brisbane Roar tonight. Photo @PerthGloryFC Perth Glory hit an incredible two goals in the final three minutes to earn a dramatic win against a promising Brisbane Roar side at Macedonia Park. Whilst Alex Epakis’Continue reading “Perth Grab Glory At The Death!”

Phoenix Rise To Take Point From First Ever Game

Wellington Phoenix 0-0 Western Sydney Wanderers By Ben Gilby (4/12/21) Above: Wellington Phoenix (yellow and black) take on Western Sydney Wanderers in their first-ever A-League Women match at Wollongong yesterday. Photo: @ALeagueWomen. Wellington Phoenix produced a promising performance to take a point from their first-ever A-League Women’s match. The game, which was delayed due toContinue reading “Phoenix Rise To Take Point From First Ever Game”

Last Ten Minutes Sees Double Disappointment For Canberra

Canberra United 0-1 Melbourne City Above: Michelle Heyman (left) and Winonah Heatley compete for the ball at Viking Park last night. Photo: @MelbourneCity. By Kieran Yap (4/2/21) Canberra United have started off their season with a costly loss to Melbourne City. The day started off with bright news for Canberra fans. Matildas defender and formerContinue reading “Last Ten Minutes Sees Double Disappointment For Canberra”

A-League Women Round-Up

Ahead of the 2021/22 season’s big kick-off tomorrow, Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard from eight of the competition’ ten clubs and a total of 17 players and eight head coaches as the season launch media events were held. SYDNEY FC: Named Australasia’s Best Female Sporting Team Sydney FC’s women’s team were named Australasia’s best for 2021Continue reading “A-League Women Round-Up”

A-League Women Preview

Impetus kicks off our third season covering the top tier of women’s football in Australia with Kieran Yap (KY)’s assessment of each of the club’s best close-season signings and Ben Gilby (BG)’s predictions of where the teams will finish. ADELAIDE UNITED Key Signing: Shadeene Evans Adelaide have mostly tried to keep their team from lastContinue reading “A-League Women Preview”

A-League Women Round-Up

With the return of one big name to her hometown club and another club legend announcing a return, it’s been a big week as the A-League Women kick-off draws ever closer. Ben Gilby brings you all the news from these two announcements plus all that he heard from a raft of special media events (28/11/21).Continue reading “A-League Women Round-Up”

Jada Whyman: An Inspirational Player With A Big Future

In the second of our special features for our charity partners John Moriarty Football’s Indigenous Football Week, Ben Gilby profiles Jada Whyman, Sydney FC’s young and highly talented goalkeeper who is a fabulous role model for female indigenous Australian football players. Above: Jada Whyman training with the Matildas during the October international window this year. Photo supplied toContinue reading “Jada Whyman: An Inspirational Player With A Big Future”

A-League Women Wrap

Ben Gilby hears from Melbourne City’s Emma Checker, Melbourne Victory’s Kayla Morrison plus Adelaide United’s Grace Taranto, and Leia Varley. There’s also Tony Gustavsson‘s explanation of his selection for the Matildas’ friendlies with the USWNT next week. Above: Melbourne City’s Emma Checker spoke to the media this week about how she sees good things aheadContinue reading “A-League Women Wrap”