Grainger signs new Cymru deal

by Martin Townley, Impetus‘ Wales correspondent (9/1/23). Above: Cymru head coach Gemma Grainger, who today signed a new deal with the FAW. Photo: FAW. Cymru head coach Gemma Grainger has signed a new contract with the FAW to extend her time as the national team manager.  The news comes after Cymru narrowly missed out onContinue reading “Grainger signs new Cymru deal”

Welsh Weekend Wrap

Impetus’ Martin Townley rounds up all the weekend’s action across the three Adran Leagues (15/11/22). Above: Celebrations for Cardiff City who are now five points clear at the top of the Adran Premier. Photo: Cardiff City. Cardiff City hold a five-point lead at the top of the Genaro Adran Premier after a 3-1 win overContinue reading “Welsh Weekend Wrap”

Late Swiss Strike Breaks Welsh Hearts

Switzerland 2-1 Wales (AET) by Martin Townley, Impetus Welsh Women’s Football Correspondent Above: Kayleigh Green (9) gets an effort in for Wales in Switzerland last night. Photo: BBC Wales. Fabienne Humm sent Switzerland to next year’s World Cup with a goal in the dying seconds of extra time.  Humm’s smart finish at the near postContinue reading “Late Swiss Strike Breaks Welsh Hearts”

Sublime Strike From Fishlock Sends Wales To Switzerland

Wales 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina by Martin Townley at the Cardiff City Stadium for Impetus. Above: Jess Fishlock celebrates after scoring a stunning winner to put Wales into a play-off in Switzerland next week in the World Cup qualifiers. Photo: FAW. As always before Wales games, ‘Zombie Nation’ blasts around Cardiff City Stadium and the feeling isContinue reading “Sublime Strike From Fishlock Sends Wales To Switzerland”

History Makers & Record Breakers: Wales Make Play-Offs For First Time

Wales 0-0 Slovenia by Martin Townley at the Cardiff City Stadium (7/9/22) Above: Post-match scenes of delight among the Welsh players. Photo: FAW. It was an historic night in Cardiff as Gemma Grainger’s Wales side made history making it to the World Cup play-offs for the first time.  Needing just a point in front ofContinue reading “History Makers & Record Breakers: Wales Make Play-Offs For First Time”

Wales Prepare to Make History

by Martin Townley (5/9/22) Above: Wales are hoping for plenty of celebrations tomorrow night when they could clinch a first-ever World Cup Play-Off spot. Photo: FAW. Wales will face Slovenia on Tuesday at Cardiff City Stadium in their final World Cup Qualifier needing just a draw to secure a place in the World Cup Play-offsContinue reading “Wales Prepare to Make History”

Grainger Announces Welsh Squad For Final World Cup Qualifiers

25/8/22 Above: Wales head coach Gemma Grainger, who today announced her squad that she hopes will take her team towards a World Cup spot. Image: FAW. Gemma Grainger has announced a 26-player squad for her side’s key 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers against Greece and Slovenia. Four points in the two matches will guaranteeContinue reading “Grainger Announces Welsh Squad For Final World Cup Qualifiers”

Wales And Ferns Share The Spoils

Wales 0-0 New Zealand (in Pinatar, Spain) by Martin Townley (29/6/22) Above: Combative action between Wales and New Zealand yesterday. Photo: PhotoSport NZ. Wales and New Zealand played out a goalless draw on a sunny evening in Spain.  In a competitive encounter, both teams created chances despite not being at their best.  Indeed, the Football FernsContinue reading “Wales And Ferns Share The Spoils”

Grainger And Ingle: Wales Are Going In The Right Direction

Impetus’ Martin Townley was in today’s Wales media conference and heard from head coach Gemma Grainger and captain Sophie Ingle (27/6/22). Above: Gemma Grainger at today’s media conference. Photo: FAW. Wales manager Gemma Grainger spoke to the media ahead of her side’s friendly international against New Zealand. The match on Tuesday will take place inContinue reading “Grainger And Ingle: Wales Are Going In The Right Direction”

Roberts Reflects And Relishes Opportunities With Wales

Impetus welcomes Martin Townley who will be covering Welsh women’s football at both club and international levels for us. He was in Wales’ media conference yesterday to hear from Rhiannon Roberts ahead of the game against New Zealand in Spain (25/6/22). Above: Rhiannon Roberts in yesterday’s media conference. Photo: FAW. After a fantastic season withContinue reading “Roberts Reflects And Relishes Opportunities With Wales”