Andreatta and Stajcic Speak Ahead Of AFF Opener

Impetus’ Kieran Yap was in the head coaches media conference for the AFF Women’s Championships today. Ahead of Australia’s opening game tomorrow against the Philippines, he heard from Matildas U23 head coach Mel Andreatta and Philippines head coach, and former Matildas chief Alen Stajcic (3/7/22). Above: Mel Andreatta, who is leading the Matildas U23 representativeContinue reading “Andreatta and Stajcic Speak Ahead Of AFF Opener”

Matildas Name Squad For AFF Championships

A team full of promising youngsters and previously called-up internationals will represent Australia at the tournament for ASEAN member nationals. Impetus hears from Mel Andreatta who will the head coach of a strong-looking team (10/6/22). Above: Charli Grant, one of the players selected for the preliminary Matildas squad for the AFF Championships with a fullContinue reading “Matildas Name Squad For AFF Championships”

Matildas Need To Learn But Expectations Need To Change

Above: The Matildas gather after the final whistle in Pune yesterday which signalled their exit from the Asia Cup. Photo: Football Australia. After their shocking exit from the AFC Asia Cup at the Quarter-Final stages, Kieran Yap considers whether it is time to evaluate what success at next year’s home World Cup would look likeContinue reading “Matildas Need To Learn But Expectations Need To Change”

Gustavsson Speaks About Group Stage Positives

Above: Clare Wheeler and Tony Gustavsson pictured at their media conference yesterday. Photo: AFC Asia Women’s Cup. Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson was joined by midfielder Clare Wheeler to discuss the Matildas game against Thailand at the AFC Asia Cup. Photo: Football Australia (28/1/22). Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson spoke about the positives he tookContinue reading “Gustavsson Speaks About Group Stage Positives”

Having A Vine Time In India

Above: Cortnee Vine spoke of her excitement and pride at making her Australia debut with the media today. Photo: Football Australia. Ahead of The Matildas’ final Group B game in the AFC Asia Cup, Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard from Australia’s Cortnee Vine, Emily van Egmond, and Teagan Micah (26/1/22). Australia’s latest debutant Cortnee Vine spokeContinue reading “Having A Vine Time In India”

Gustavsson: The Importance of Staying Focussed

Above: Tony Gustavsson speaking to the media at the Asia Cup yesterday. Photo: AFC Asia Women’s Cup. Ben Gilby heard from Australia’s head coach Tony Gustavsson after his team’s 4-0 win over the Philippines at the Asia Cup in Mumbai yesterday (25/1/22). Australia made it two wins from two in Group B of the AFCContinue reading “Gustavsson: The Importance of Staying Focussed”

Australia Keep Their Heads As Kerr Scores With Hers

Philippines 0-4 Australia By Kieran Yap (24/1/22) Above: The Matildas in the huddle. After a first half when they couldn’t take their chances, it got better in the second period. Photo: Football Australia. The Matildas guaranteed progression into the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup with a 4-0 win over a stubborn Philippines side in Mumbai.Continue reading “Australia Keep Their Heads As Kerr Scores With Hers”

Matildas Trio Speak After Opening Asia Cup Win

Above: Holly McNamara, who spoke about her Australia debut on Friday’s Asia Cup opener against Indonesia. Photo: Football Australia. Ben Gilby hears from debutant Holly McNamara, two-goal Ellie Carpenter, and Clare Wheeler who started her first Matildas match on Friday (23/1/22). It has been a fairytale few months for Holly McNamara. The Melbourne City youngsterContinue reading “Matildas Trio Speak After Opening Asia Cup Win”

Multiple Records Tumble As Tillies Open Cup Campaign

Australia 18-0 Indonesia By Kieran Yap (21/1/22) Above: Ellie Carpenter jumps for joy after scoring for the Matildas in Mumbai as they opened their Asia Cup campaign in some style. Photo: Football Australia. The Matildas hit the ground running with an incredible 18-0 win over Indonesia to kick off their Asian Cup campaign. Nine goalsContinue reading “Multiple Records Tumble As Tillies Open Cup Campaign”

International Round-Up

Over the past ten days or so there has been a vast number of international matches. European nations began their World Cup qualifying competition, Asia got its Asian Cup qualification under way and there were several friendlies. Ben Gilby rounds up the action in words and pictures. Above: Dominant England celebrate during their 10-0 winContinue reading “International Round-Up”