ParaMatildas Stars Honoured At Para Football Awards

Impetus’ Ben Gilby brings us all the news from the Australian Para Football Awards in the women’s categories (25/9/22). Above: Katelyn Smith displays her Player of the Year Award today. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Football Australia. Goalkeeper Katelyn Smith was named Player of the Year at the 2022 Annual Para Football Awards held at the SouthportContinue reading “ParaMatildas Stars Honoured At Para Football Awards”

Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United Annouce Pride Cup

Artwork supplied to Impetus by: Adelaide United. 26/8/22 Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United will set aside their rivalry, coming together to celebrate LGBTI+ inclusion in football, as they compete for the A-Leagues Pride Cup at AAMI Park on Sunday 26th February 2023. This historic community partnership with Pride Cup Australia will see Victory host aContinue reading “Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United Annouce Pride Cup”

Summer’s Campaign For Equality

Back in June, the then nine-year-old Summer Hoofe went into her local branch of Sports Direct to buy a new pair of football boots. When she saw that the store had labelled football boots as being for boys, she was rightly shocked. Summer began a social media campaign highlighting the crazy situation and called forContinue reading “Summer’s Campaign For Equality”

England Women’s Blind Team: The Newest Lionesses Are Ready To Roar

Catherine Gilby, the FA’s Head of Para Performance spoke to Impetus’ Ben Gilby (no relation) about the launch of the newest Lionesses team, how the game is played and the existing aims for the squad as they look ahead to their first international competition (19/6/22). Above: The Lionesses inaugural Blind Team. Photo: Getty Images, suppliedContinue reading “England Women’s Blind Team: The Newest Lionesses Are Ready To Roar”

Impetus Announces Sponsorship of Female JMF Scholarship Holders

By Ben Gilby 12/6/22 Above: Hayley Ann Mooney playing football at the Moriarty Foundation’s Dubbo Hub. Photo: Jacquie Manning. Impetus is extremely proud to have further extended our charity partnership with Moriarty Foundation by announcing that the site is sponsoring young female JMF Scholarship Holders from regional NSW.  The funds will go towards helping theseContinue reading “Impetus Announces Sponsorship of Female JMF Scholarship Holders”

Tahlia Blanshard: Driven By The Dreams

The ParaMatildas star, who earned a runners-up medal in the recent World Cup, speaks exclusively to Impetus’ Ben Gilby about her sporting experiences, an incredible fortnight at the World Cup, and the ParaMatildas’ ability to inspire disabled children around the world (30/5/22). Above: Tahlia Blanshard (3) in action for the ParaMatildas against Japan in theContinue reading “Tahlia Blanshard: Driven By The Dreams”

Impetus Charity Partners Moriarty Foundation Assist Visually Impaired Indigenous Children

18/5/22 Above: Visually impaired JMF participant, Alyawarr boy Tarrant Jackson (16 years-old), celebrates a goal in Tennant Creek, in the Northern Territory. Photo provided by Impetus by: Moriarty Foundation. A new partnership between John Moriarty Football and Australian Blind Football, will ensure blind and vision-impaired Aboriginal children in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged and remote communities willContinue reading “Impetus Charity Partners Moriarty Foundation Assist Visually Impaired Indigenous Children”

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”