Stockport County: Building A Positive Future

Ben Gilby spoke to Stockport County Ladies Welfare Officer Peter Attfield about how the club have been making the best of a stop-start season in the FA Women’s National League Division One North. Stockport County Ladies were set up following a partnership with the local authority. Formed in 1989/90, Peter remarks that “they were anContinue reading “Stockport County: Building A Positive Future”

Cheltenham Town: Building Towards The Return Of The FAWNL

Dan Lodge, head of PR and media at FAWNL Division One SW side Cheltenham Town Ladies spoke to Ben Gilby about the challenging times of the past 14 months and how they are planning to broaden their supporter base further to aim for Tier Three. Dan began out conversation by outlining the journey that women’sContinue reading “Cheltenham Town: Building Towards The Return Of The FAWNL”

Wroxham Women: Moving Forward Together

Darrell Allen, media officer at one of our partner clubs, Wroxham Women, updates us on their progress since the return to football. We are a month on from the re-start of Norfolk Football and it was like the girls had never been away. After so long away it was hard to know what to expectContinue reading “Wroxham Women: Moving Forward Together”

Marine Women: New Kids On The Block at the Heart of their Community

Ben Gilby spoke to Marine Women’s manager Iain Scott and assistant manager Declan Henry about the relatively new tier seven club who play in the Liverpool County FA Girls and Women’s Open League. Declan began our conversation by outlining how the club were formed less than a year ago. “Marine knew for a while thatContinue reading “Marine Women: New Kids On The Block at the Heart of their Community”

Pride Park: Providing Opportunities & Inclusivity in Derbyshire

Ben Gilby speaks to David Kwiatek, the club secretary and first team manager of Pride Park FC who play in the tier seven Derbyshire Ladies League Division One. David began our conversation by detailing the journey that women’s football has been on at Pride Park FC.  “The club was originally formed from a group ofContinue reading “Pride Park: Providing Opportunities & Inclusivity in Derbyshire”

W-League Grand Final Preview: The Referee

The best players want to play in the biggest games – and referees are no different. Which is why Rebecca Durcau is buzzing to have been appointed to referee in Sunday’s Westfield W-League 2021 Grand Final, when Sydney FC host Melbourne Victory at Netstrata Jubilee Oval. It’s the third time Durcau has received the honour,Continue reading “W-League Grand Final Preview: The Referee”

The Offside Trust: Making Sport Safer For Children

Ben Gilby touched base with The Offside Trust‘s Alan Arber to find out more about the organisation who are supporting survivors of child sexual abuse in sport and are doing everything possible to ensure that sport is safer for the young. In November 2016, British football was rocked by a series of high-profile revelations regardingContinue reading “The Offside Trust: Making Sport Safer For Children”

Lisa Topping: The Big Return Is On!

Impetus is proud to sponsor Chorley Women’s Lisa Topping. Ahead of the much hoped for return to action, Ben Gilby spoke to Lisa about a difficult month at the club, which saw the sad passing of one of Chorley Women’s biggest supporters Momma D, who was a much loved figure around the club. Lisa beganContinue reading “Lisa Topping: The Big Return Is On!”

You’re Gonna Hear Us Roar!

Majella Card is a well-known fan of women’s football in Australia due to her work with the Matildas Active Support and Brisbane’s Roar Corps supporters group. Ben Gilby spoke to her ahead of the Queensland side’s Finals campaign. We opened our conversation by exploring the history of the Roar’s women’s football side. “Brisbane Roar startedContinue reading “You’re Gonna Hear Us Roar!”

FC St. Pauli: Inclusivity and Stability The Key.

Ben Gilby spoke to Inga Schlegel, the deputy head of women’s football at FC St. Pauli about how a club with a huge reputation for social inclusion are progressing in the third tier of German league system. Inga opened our conversation by detailing the history of women’s football at the Hamburg based club: “Our departmentContinue reading “FC St. Pauli: Inclusivity and Stability The Key.”