ParaMatildas: Georgia Biekhoff & Kelly Stirton On A “Surreal” Week

Ahead of today’s inaugural CP Women’s World Cup Final, Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard from top scorer Georgia Biekhoff and head coach Kelly Stirton (17/5/22). Above: Outstanding Para-athlete Georgia Biekhoff speaking ahead of the ParaMatildas’ World Cup Final today. Photo: Football Australia. Georgia Biekhoff is not just an incredible footballer. She is a true inspirational allContinue reading “ParaMatildas: Georgia Biekhoff & Kelly Stirton On A “Surreal” Week”

Katelyn Smith: Living The Dream At The World Cup

With the ParaMatildas now midway through the group stage at their inaugural World Cup, goalkeeper Katelyn Smith answered Impetus editor Ben Gilby’s questions. It’s an inspirational story of bravery and overcoming barriers to join her heroes Sam Kerr and Ellie Carpenter as the list of female Australians who have represented their country at a WorldContinue reading “Katelyn Smith: Living The Dream At The World Cup”

Kelly Stirton on Leading The ParaMatildas

ParaMatildas head coach Kelly Stirton answered Impetus’ Ben Gilby‘s questions ahead of the team’s opening World Cup match today (11/5/22). Above: ParaMatildas head coach Kelly Stirton. Photo: Ann Odong – Football Australia. We want to now show that the barrier is broken for women in this sport. Women who have CP, ABI, and have hadContinue reading “Kelly Stirton on Leading The ParaMatildas”

Aivi Luik Shaves Hair For Brain Cancer Research

Impetus’ Kris Goman was pitchside in Canberra on Tuesday and brings us an exclusive photo gallery from an extremely emotional event. (14/4/22) Above: Aivi Luik after the event. Photo: Kris Goman for Impetus. Australia defender Aivi Luik made a pledge a while ago. If she could raise $30,000 (just over £17,000) in support of herContinue reading “Aivi Luik Shaves Hair For Brain Cancer Research”

ParaMatildas Announce First Ever Training Squad

Impetus’ Ben Gilby hears all about the ParaMatildas’ first squad gathering in Canberra (1/4/22). Above: The ParaMatildas players gather today for a historic training camp. Photo: Football Australia. Head coach Kelly Stirton has selected an 11-player squad as the ParaMatildas today commence their first-ever national team training camp. Held at the Australian Institute of SportContinue reading “ParaMatildas Announce First Ever Training Squad”

ParaMatildas Launched

Above: The ParaMatildas players and coaching staff today. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Football Australia (Getty Images). Football Australia today announced the launch of the ParaMatildas, Australia’s first national team for women and girls with cerebral palsy (CP), acquired brain injury (ABI), and symptoms of stroke. A first in the Asia-Pacific region, the ParaMatildas become theContinue reading “ParaMatildas Launched”

Adelaide United On Pride Game And Huge Showdown With Victory

Above: Adelaide United captain Isabel Hodgson speaks to the media ahead of this weekend’s Pride Game against Melbourne Victory. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Adelaide United. Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard from Adelaide United players Isabel Hodgson, Dylan Holmes, and Matilda McNamara ahead of Saturday’s Pride Game against Finals rivals Melbourne Victory (25/2/22). Adelaide United captainContinue reading “Adelaide United On Pride Game And Huge Showdown With Victory”

Adelaide United Announce Pride Game

Artwork provided to Impetus by: Adeleide United 14/2/22 Adelaide United have announced the launch of the inaugural A-Leagues Pride Game, in conjunction with major event partners McDonald’s and Flinders University, on Saturday, 26 February 2022. Adelaide United will be the first A-Leagues Club and the first professional football team to host a Pride Game in Australia with the women’sContinue reading “Adelaide United Announce Pride Game”

Rebekah Stott: Helping Others Whilst on the Comeback Trail

For this week’s #MidweekDub feature, Rebekah Stott spoke to Kieran Yap about her business Beat It By Stotty, the new podcast she is launching, and her footballing comeback (5/1/22) Above: Rebekah Stott on her first appearance for Melbourne City this season on the opening night at Canberra United. Photo: Melbourne City. If she was judgedContinue reading “Rebekah Stott: Helping Others Whilst on the Comeback Trail”

A-League Women Wrap

Impetus’ Ben Gilby rounds up the week’s media conferences in the A-League Women. This week he heard from five head coaches and players Emma Checker, Paige Satchell, and Chelsee Washington. There is also the latest on Perth Glory‘s immediate fixture schedule (17/12/21). ADELAIDE UNITED: Stenta Calls For A Confident Performance Head coach Adrian Stenta beganContinue reading “A-League Women Wrap”