A-League Grand Final: The View From Sydney FC & Melbourne Victory

Sunday sees the A-League Women Grand Final between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory. Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard from the Sydney FC pair of Sarah Hunter and Charlize Rule along with Melbourne Victory’s Courtney Nevin, Alex Chidiac, and head coach Jeff Hopkins (23/3/22). Sydney FC’s 18-year-old star Sarah Hunter is just days away from playing inContinue reading “A-League Grand Final: The View From Sydney FC & Melbourne Victory”

A-League Women Saturday Previews

Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard from the head coaches from three of the four teams in action on Saturday: Perth Glory’s Alex Epakis, Melbourne Victory’s Jeff Hopkins, and Newcastle Jets’ Ash Wilson. He also hears from Perth Glory midfielder Sarah Cain (18/2/22). Perth Glory head coach Alex Epakis revealed that there were no hesitations whatsoever whenContinue reading “A-League Women Saturday Previews”

Saturday’s A-League Women News

Above: Melbourne Victory head coach Jeff Hopkins talking to the media on Friday. Photo: Melbourne Victory. Ahead of Saturday’s game between Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers at AAMI Park, Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard from Victory head coach Jeff Hopkins and the Wanderers pair of Malia Steinmetz and new signing Ella Abdul Massih (11/2/22). MelbourneContinue reading “Saturday’s A-League Women News”

Impetus Achievers Awards

Round Ten of the A-League Women saw Sydney break a long-standing record and the two Melbourne sides along with Adelaide United earn significant wins in the Finals race. Impetus’ writing team of Ben Gilby, Kris Goman, and Kieran Yap reveal who caught their eye this weekend (7/2/22). PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ben: In a dramaticContinue reading “Impetus Achievers Awards”

Friday A-League Women Previews

Ahead of Friday’s two A-League Women matches, Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard from the camps of three of the four teams in action. Above: Adelaide United striker Chelsie Dawber speaking to the media this week. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Adelaide United. ADELAIDE UNITED: Adelaide United‘s in-form striker Chelsie Dawber spoke of her delight to returnContinue reading “Friday A-League Women Previews”

Impetus Achievers Awards

With Round Seven done and dusted, all that remains is for Impetus’ A-League Women writing team of Kris Goman, Ben Gilby, and Kieran Yap to hand out their plaudits for Player, Coach, and Event of the Week. For the first time this season, there was quite a bit of diverging opinion (17/1/22). PLAYER OF THEContinue reading “Impetus Achievers Awards”

A-League Women Media Wrap

With three games tomorrow, Impetus’ Ben Gilby and Kieran Yap heard from head coaches Jeff Hopkins, Alex Epakis, Gemma Lewis, and Catherine Cannuli. In addition, three players – Tash Rigby, Leena Khamis, and Alex Hyunh give their views. (15/1/22). PERTH GLORY: Alex Epakis on COVID and Injuries: Perth Glory’s preparations for tomorrow’s game at NewcastleContinue reading “A-League Women Media Wrap”

“I Think This Is A Big Game For Us And The Players Realize That”

By Kieran Yap (14/1/22) Above: Melbourne Victory head coach Jeff Hopkins (standing) Photo: Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory manager Jeff Hopkins is trusting the young players to step up in the absence of some big names. Kyra Cooney-Cross and Courtney Nevin are on Matildas duty, and Lynn Williams has returned to the United States. Melina AyresContinue reading ““I Think This Is A Big Game For Us And The Players Realize That””

Impetus 2021 Awards

It’s been another great year for women’s football and seven Impetus writers, Ben Gilby, Catherine Paquette, Darrell Allen, Jean-Pierre Thiesset, Kate Tigchelaar, Kieran Yap, and Kris Goman highlight their player, coach, moment, and unsung hero of the year. In true Impetus style, there are representatives from the top flight and grassroots levels of the women’sContinue reading “Impetus 2021 Awards”

Jeff Hopkins: We Understand What The Derby Means

By Ben Gilby (24/12/21). Above: Jeff Hopkins, who made clear his passion for the Melbourne derby. Photo: MyFootball. Melbourne Victory head coach Jeff Hopkins spoke to the media today ahead of the big Boxing Day Derby with cross-city rivals Melbourne City and began with positive news about player availability. “Melina Ayres won’t be ready forContinue reading “Jeff Hopkins: We Understand What The Derby Means”