2020: The Year On Impetus

2020 has been a year like no other. Here, site founder Ben Gilby looks back on our content through a year when Impetus went from having a small but loyal UK audience to breaking through to a large readership across the globe. This has been the first full year of Impetus’ existence after the siteContinue reading “2020: The Year On Impetus”

Connor Wroe Reviews 2020 – Part Two

In the second part of his in-depth look back over the year in the top four tiers of the women’s football pyramid in England, Connor Wroe focuses in on the four National League Division One regional divisions. Starting off in the National League Division One North, where games played range from three to six, Chester-le-StreetContinue reading “Connor Wroe Reviews 2020 – Part Two”

Connor Wroe Reviews 2020

An original writer for Impetus, Connor Wroe begins a two part in depth review of the year 2020 in women’s football. This first part covers the FA Women’s Super League, UEFA Women’s Champions League, FA Women’s Championship and FA Women’s National League Southern & Northern Premier. His reviews of the four regional FA Women’s NationalContinue reading “Connor Wroe Reviews 2020”

Huddersfield Town Women: Strong Values & Development Pathways

Ben Gilby spoke to Huddersfield Town Women manager Jordan Wimpenny about his club who play in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier. Jordan Wimpenny makes it very clear how proud he is to be associated with Huddersfield Town Women and the fact they are in a strong position in the third tier of theContinue reading “Huddersfield Town Women: Strong Values & Development Pathways”

Chorley Women: Still Defying The Odds.

Impetus editor Ben Gilby spoke to Chorley Women Chair Janet Mitchell about the Lancashire club whose forty-two year history has their seen a victory over Manchester City and several promotions which has seen the side establish themselves in the fourth tier of the women’s game. The excellent history of Chorley Women, compiled by Rod andContinue reading “Chorley Women: Still Defying The Odds.”

Yeovil Town Women: Alive and Kicking

Yeovil Town Women were formed in 1990 as Yetminster Women FC and played their first match on 16th September of that year against Weymouth Vikings. In 1993, they were renamed Sherborne Women and then became Yeovil Town in 1999. The club’s first honour was the South-West Women’s Division Two Cup in 1995 – a trophyContinue reading “Yeovil Town Women: Alive and Kicking”

Middlesbrough Women: Building on Lionesses Boost

by Ben Gilby Middlesbrough Women FC were formed in 1976 and were originally known as Cleveland Spartans. Among their early coaches were the legends of Middlesbrough’s men’s team Mark Proctor and David Hodgson. This season, Boro have had the monumental boost of hosting the England v Brazil women’s match at the Riverside Stadium in frontContinue reading “Middlesbrough Women: Building on Lionesses Boost”

Cardiff City Ladies: Chasing the Dream in South Wales

Impetus editor Ben Gilby speaks to Cardiff City Ladies’ media officer Lewis Rogers about the progress that the side from the Welsh capital are making in the third tier and their links to club football in Wales. Our conversation began with Lewis explaining the journey that women’s football has taken at Cardiff City Ladies inContinue reading “Cardiff City Ladies: Chasing the Dream in South Wales”

Burnley Women – Large Leaps in Lancashire

Impetus editor Ben Gilby writes about the rapid strides that the Lancashire side are taking. In this first part of the piece, we learn about the different numbers of teams Burnley have and their progress since 2017. With thanks to Sinead Kennedy-Peers of Burnley FC Women for her assistance with compiling this feature. Massive stridesContinue reading “Burnley Women – Large Leaps in Lancashire”

Dons Aiming To Build On Strong Community Reputation

Impetus editor Ben Gilby spoke to AFC Wimbledon Women manager Kevin Foster about how the club have consolidated themselves as a top side in the FA Women’s National League Division One South-East and what they need to do in order to make the step up to the third tier of the women’s game. Kevin beganContinue reading “Dons Aiming To Build On Strong Community Reputation”