A-League Women Weekly Awards

Each week during the home and away season, Impetus’ writing and photography team covering the A-League Women will nominate a player, coach, and event of the week. We’ll keep a tally of the player and coach votes as the weeks go by, and just before the Finals, will announce our winners for 2022/23 (30/1/23). Player of the WeekContinue reading “A-League Women Weekly Awards”

A guide to how to be a fan when your team isn’t winning

Denise Duffy is a big fan of Wellington Phoenix in the A-League Women. It’s been a challenging time for all sorts of reasons since the ‘Nix’ entered the competition at the start of the 2021/22 season. Here she offers advice to fellow fans on what to do when your team is finding life tough (24/1/23).Continue reading “A guide to how to be a fan when your team isn’t winning”

A-League Women Weekly Awards

Each week during the home and away season, Impetus’ writing and photography team covering the A-League Women will nominate a player, coach, and event of the week. We’ll keep a tally of the player and coach votes as the weeks go by, and just before the Finals, will announce our winners for 2022/23 (23/1/23) Player of the Week:Continue reading “A-League Women Weekly Awards”

Nix to take on Sydney FC in Auckland

by Denise Duffy, New Zealand correspondent (22/1/23) Above: North Harbour Stadium, where Wellington Phoenix will host Sydney FC next month. Photo: Auckland Stadiums. Wellington Phoenix have announced that their women’s team will be playing their A-League Women round 15 match against Sydney FC at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau’s, New Zealand onContinue reading “Nix to take on Sydney FC in Auckland”

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”

A-League Women Media Conferences

Ahead of this weekend’s matches, Ben Gilby, Denise Duffy, and Ryan Miller-Woods report the views of head coaches and players around the A-League Women (21/1/23). Adelaide United by Ben Gilby Adelaide United host Melbourne Victory tomorrow with head coach Adrian Stenta determined that his side will end their winless run which stretches to four matches.Continue reading “A-League Women Media Conferences”

The Pride of the Nix

Wellington Phoenix had a heroic first season as an A-League Women side. Despite being unable to play a home game and with by some distance the youngest squad in the competition, the New Zealanders defied the challenges to pick up wins and creditable performances. Supporters group Flight of the Nix members Denise Duffy (DD), HollyContinue reading “The Pride of the Nix”

Flight of the Nix: Supporting The Pride of NZ Women’s Football

Denise Duffy, an admin of the Wellington Phoenix Facebook group ‘Flight of the Nix’, has been following Kiwi women’s football for quite a while despite only moving to New Zealand this year. For our latest #MidweekDub Feature, she spoke to Impetus editor Ben Gilby about how fan culture is growing for the Phoenix’s new A-LeagueContinue reading “Flight of the Nix: Supporting The Pride of NZ Women’s Football”