Kyra Cooney-Cross: A player with the vision and talent to star at the World Cup

by Genevieve Henry (7/6/23) Above: Kyra Cooney-Cross (23) dances her way through the South Africa midfield in October last year. Photo: Justine Burch for Impetus. When facing Australia, defences know who to watch out for – Sam Kerr. Teams will do everything within their power to mark the Matildas superstar out of the game. ThisContinue reading “Kyra Cooney-Cross: A player with the vision and talent to star at the World Cup”

Hayley Raso and her future

by Genevieve Henry (29/5/23) Above: Hayley Raso, who announced her departure from Manchester City at the weekend. Photo: Adam Johnstone for Impetus. Hayley Raso and her ribbons are departing Manchester City after two seasons. Her time at City was rather disappointing, her game time was inconsistent and dependant on the fitness of her teammates. CityContinue reading “Hayley Raso and her future”

The Matildas and penalties

As Impetus builds towards its coverage of the 2023 World Cup, Genevieve Henry looks at the joint host nation’s troubled relationship with penalty kicks and considers Tony Gustavsson’s options this July and August (26/5/23). Above: The Matildas’ distraught reaction after their penalty shoot-out exit at the last World Cup to Norway. Photo: Football Australia. WeContinue reading “The Matildas and penalties”

Trixie Tagg: A pioneering legend of women’s football

Impetus EXCLUSIVE by Ben Gilby Above: Trixie Tagg pictured in a St. George Budapest shirt – her achievements with the club are historic. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Trixie Tagg. Trixie Tagg is one of the pioneering legends of Australian women’s football. She was a top player in the late 1960s and 1970s, part ofContinue reading “Trixie Tagg: A pioneering legend of women’s football”

Kerr to return home to Western Australia with the Matildas

by Ben Gilby (25/5/23) Above: She’s coming home to play at last in WA – Matildas captain and local icon Sam Kerr. Photo: Football Australia. It was confirmed today that for the first time in five years, Australia will play international football in Western Australia, the home state of the nation’s all-time top scorer SamContinue reading “Kerr to return home to Western Australia with the Matildas”

The Impetus A-League Women’s finals preview: Week One

by Jonathan Tay and Kieran Yap (13/4/23) Above: Cortnee Vine (left) and Mackenzie Hawkesby (right) hold up the premiers plate for top-placed Sydney FC. Photo: Kris Goman for Impetus. The regular season is over, and the top four has been decided. Melbourne Victory will face off against Melbourne City on Saturday afternoon. The winner willContinue reading “The Impetus A-League Women’s finals preview: Week One”

Matildas show continued signs of promise, but one concern remains

By Kieran Yap (12/4/23) Above: Charli Grant celebrates her goal for Australia against England. Photo: Football Australia Australia had mixed results over the two games in this international window, but fairly consistent performances. Overall, the international window should be seen as a successful one, despite some lingering concerns. Although a 1-0 loss to Scotland frustratedContinue reading “Matildas show continued signs of promise, but one concern remains”

Never Say Die Matildas end Lionesses’ unbeaten run

England 0-2 Australia by Rachel Cohen at the GTech Community Stadium for Impetus (12/4/23). Above: Charli Grant (second left) celebrates her goal last night with (left to right) Kyra Cooney-Cross, Cortnee Vine, and Mary Fowler. Photo: Football Australia. Tony Gustavsson’s buoyant Matildas ended England’s 30-game unbeaten run with a performance full of their trademark ‘NeverContinue reading “Never Say Die Matildas end Lionesses’ unbeaten run”

Gustavsson: We won’t shy away from “the toughest challenge ever”

Nathan Edwards reports from Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson‘s media conference today ahead of their match with England tomorrow (10/4/23). Above: Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson believes his side will invoke their renowned Never Say Die spirit tomorrow night against England. Photo: Hannah Parnell for Impetus. Matildas boss Tony Gustavsson said that it would beContinue reading “Gustavsson: We won’t shy away from “the toughest challenge ever””

Charli Grant: “I’m loving the challenge, it makes my game better”

The Matildas defender Charli Grant spoke to the media ahead of Australia’s friendly with England tomorrow. Ben Gilby reports (10/4/23). Above: Charli Grant sharing her thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s match with England. Image: Football Australia. Charli Grant’s continual growth has seen the South Australian become an international regular and she is about to face, perhapsContinue reading “Charli Grant: “I’m loving the challenge, it makes my game better””