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””

Impetus 2022 Awards

It’s been another great year for women’s football and eight Impetus writers, Ben Gilby, Johnathan Stack, Ben Carey, Emmanuel Faith, Kieran Yap, Darrell Allen, Nathan Edwards, and Kris Goman highlight their team, player, coach, and unsung hero of the year. In true Impetus style, there are representatives from the top-flight and grassroots levels of the women’s game (30/12/22). Team of the Year: BEN GILBY: England. It’s moreContinue reading “Impetus 2022 Awards”

Charli Grant On 2022

Australian international defender Charli Grant spoke once more to Impetus’ Ben Gilby about a challenging club season, but one which has led to personal growth and regular international football (29/11/22). Above: Charli Grant in possession for Australia against South Africa in October. Photo: Justine Burch for Impetus. Charli Grant last spoke to me for ImpetusContinue reading “Charli Grant On 2022”

Australia v South Africa: All You Need To Know

Whilst the Matildas stars playing in England are well known to the local audience, Saturday’s clash at Kingsmeadow gives fans a chance to see a group of hugely exciting Australian football stars that may not be quite so well known. Impetus’ Kieran Yap, Ben Gilby, Jonathan Tay, and Kris Goman profile five players, plus ourContinue reading “Australia v South Africa: All You Need To Know”

Hawkesby and Dawber Dominate As Matildas Bow Out With Big Win

Australia U23 6-0 Malaysia by Kieran Yap (13/7/22) Above: Chelsie Dawber (27) celebrates with former Adelaide United clubmate Matilda McNamara after scoring against Malaysia. Sarah Hunter and Amy Sayer (19) are also in shot. Photo: Football Australia. Australia’s Under 23’s AFF Women’s championship is over, but it ended in style. Mel Andreatta’s team needed aContinue reading “Hawkesby and Dawber Dominate As Matildas Bow Out With Big Win”

Analysis: Charli Grant’s Array Of Defensive Qualities

Charli Grant was one of the real positives from a difficult two friendlies against Spain and Portugal for Australia. Impetus’ Jonathan Tay analyses her performances in both games from a tactical and positioning perspective (5/7/22). Above: Charli Grant – who lived up to her potential in an Australian shirt over the past few weeks. Photo:Continue reading “Analysis: Charli Grant’s Array Of Defensive Qualities”

Andreatta Confirms Final U23s Squad For AFF Championships

Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard from coach Mel Andreatta and defender Charli Grant as Australia’s squad for the AFF Championships was announced today. Above: Mel Andreatta, who will lead the U23 Matildas side in the AFF Women’s Championships this month. Photo: Football Australia. Head Coach Mel Andreatta has finalised Australia’s U-23 Representative Team to compete atContinue reading “Andreatta Confirms Final U23s Squad For AFF Championships”

The Players Needed A Rest

Impetus’ Kieran Yap reflects on a challenging week for Australia, and considers what can be taken from two tough encounters against Spain and Portugal (30/6/22). Above: The Matildas team that started the game against Spain. It was a very tough game to watch. Photo: Football Australia. I’ll be honest. From a Matildas perspective, it hasContinue reading “The Players Needed A Rest”

Gustavsson And Grant Reflect And Look Ahead

Ahead of tonight’s friendly in Portugal, Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard from Australia’s head coach Tony Gustavsson and Charli Grant who put in an impressive performance in difficult circumstances against Spain on Saturday (28/6/22). Above: Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson facing the media today. Photo: Football Australia. “It Surprises Me That People Are Surprised”: Gustavsson OnContinue reading “Gustavsson And Grant Reflect And Look Ahead”

The Swedish Scene

Ben Gilby rounds up all the key action from Round Three of the Damallsvenskan and Round Two week of the Elitettan. (19/4/22). Above: Goal-line drama in the game between Hammarby and Piteå. Photo: BK Häcken. DAMALLSVENSKAN: Round Three kicked off on Friday night with AIK’s home game with BK Häcken at Skytteholms. The Solna-based side’sContinue reading “The Swedish Scene”