Checking in with the Haffners

Just over a year ago, a Tweet by a proud mother about her seven-year-old goalkeeping daughter went viral and led to Impetus joining up with SELK Grassroots to supply the then seven-year-old Lexi Haffner with the goalkeeping gloves she dearly wanted. Ben Gilby checks in with Lexi’s father Martin to find out how the youngster’sContinue reading “Checking in with the Haffners”

Euxton Girls: Constantly Growing And Achieving

Impetus partner club Euxton Girls in Lancashire have recently come to the end of their first full season of football in two years. Michael Taylor from the club spoke to Ben Gilby about how they have overcome the challenges of lockdown to add even more teams to their club with hopes for greater growth afterContinue reading “Euxton Girls: Constantly Growing And Achieving”

Bure Valley: Celebrating Successes Throughout Age Groups

In the latest of our end of season catch up features with Impetus’ sponsored players and partner clubs, Ted McCarter from Bure Valley Youth in Norfolk filled Ben Gilby in on how their first full season of football in two years has gone. have just ended their first full season in football for a coupleContinue reading “Bure Valley: Celebrating Successes Throughout Age Groups”

Impetus and SELK Grassroots Link To Support Lexi Haffner

At the end of September, a tweet put out by a proud Mum about her young daughter’s footballing experience went viral on Twitter. Impetus and SELK Grassroots joined up to provide seven-year-old Lexi Haffner with the same goalkeeping gloves that her hero wears. Ben Gilby spoke to Martin Haffner about the story behind the tweet.Continue reading “Impetus and SELK Grassroots Link To Support Lexi Haffner”

Bure Valley Youth: Back With A Bang!

Ted McCarter is the chairman of Bure Valley Youth, one of Impetus’ partner clubs. He spoke to Ben Gilby to bring us up to date with everything that has been going on at the Norfolk club since spring. Above: Bure Valley youngsters pictured with their player pathway senior neighbours Wroxham – both teams have contentContinue reading “Bure Valley Youth: Back With A Bang!”

Pride Park FC’s Junior Sportswriters

Derbyshire based Pride Park are one of Impetus’ partner clubs. Earlier this summer they ran a Young Sports Writing competition for their youngsters. We’re delighted to publish below three of the entries. First, this piece by under-eights player Edie: “I couldn’t wait to get back into the routine of getting dressed and going to football.Continue reading “Pride Park FC’s Junior Sportswriters”

Bure Valley’s Youngest Girls Tell Us Why They Love Playing Football!

We’ve had some fantastic Friday articles from the youngsters at our partner club Bure Valley Youth FC over the past few weeks. This time, two of the club’s youngest players, cousins Autumn and Ella tell us why they love playing at Bure Valley FC. Hello, I am Autumn. I am 5 years old and amContinue reading “Bure Valley’s Youngest Girls Tell Us Why They Love Playing Football!”

Bure Valley Youth U12s Big Interview!

In the latest of our articles written especially for Impetus by the players of our partner club, Bure Valley Youth FC, their U12s, the Panthers, interview Emma, the coach of the U11s team, the Bobcats. Emma is also the club treasurer and secretary.   Q – Layla asked: Who is your favourite footballer?  A – EmmaContinue reading “Bure Valley Youth U12s Big Interview!”

Beecholme Belles: Doing Great Work In Banstead

Impetus are proud to be joint-sponsors of Sutton United Women’s Olivia Watson. One of Olivia’s early football experiences came at local girls side Beecholme Belles. Ben Gilby spoke to the club about their set up, challenges and how they remember Olivia. Can you tell us about the journey that girls’ football has taken at Beecholme?Continue reading “Beecholme Belles: Doing Great Work In Banstead”

My Footballing Journey So Far…

As part of our partnership with Bure Valley Youth FC, their youngsters are going to be writing regularly for Impetus. Here, Isla from their U9s tells us about her footballing journey so far… I first started my journey in football by kicking a ball around with my Dad at the age of two. My loveContinue reading “My Footballing Journey So Far…”