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Kyah Simon: Why she kicks ass
She is an Indigenous Australian professional football (soccer) striker, who became the first indigenous woman to score for the Australia women’s national football team. She currently plays for the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States and previously played for Central Coast Mariners and Sydney FC in the Australian W-League.
As a youth, she played for the Hills Brumbies before moving across to Penrith Nepean United. At age fifteen, she broke her leg just on the verge of earning a scholarship with the NSW Institute of Sport, but that did not deter her from pursuing her dream. She made her national debut for the Australia women’s national football team the following year at age 16.
Simon joined Sydney FC for the 2009 W-League Season, playing in the first round against former club the Central Coast Mariners. She was the top scorer in the 2010–11 W-League with 11 goals in 12 games. She also earned Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year honors.
Simon made her debut for the Australia women’s national football team in August 2007, at the age of 16, in a match against Hong Kong. She scored her first goal in a win over Brazil in the 2008 Peace Cup. In 2010, she scored the winning penalty for Australia to win the 2010 Asian Cup. Simon appeared at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where she scored both of Australia’s goals in a 2-1 win over Norway to ensure qualification for the quarter finals. She was the first ever Indigenous Australian (male or female) to score a goal in a World Cup tournament.

Kyah Simon: Why she kicks ass

  • She is an Indigenous Australian professional football (soccer) striker, who became the first indigenous woman to score for the Australia women’s national football team. She currently plays for the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States and previously played for Central Coast Mariners and Sydney FC in the Australian W-League.
  • As a youth, she played for the Hills Brumbies before moving across to Penrith Nepean United. At age fifteen, she broke her leg just on the verge of earning a scholarship with the NSW Institute of Sport, but that did not deter her from pursuing her dream. She made her national debut for the Australia women’s national football team the following year at age 16.
  • Simon joined Sydney FC for the 2009 W-League Season, playing in the first round against former club the Central Coast MarinersShe was the top scorer in the 2010–11 W-League with 11 goals in 12 games. She also earned Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year honors.
  • Simon made her debut for the Australia women’s national football team in August 2007, at the age of 16, in a match against Hong Kong. She scored her first goal in a win over Brazil in the 2008 Peace Cup. In 2010, she scored the winning penalty for Australia to win the 2010 Asian CupSimon appeared at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where she scored both of Australia’s goals in a 2-1 win over Norway to ensure qualification for the quarter finals. She was the first ever Indigenous Australian (male or female) to score a goal in a World Cup tournament.
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