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Kyah Simon

Born and raised in Western Sydney, Kyah Simon began her footballing career at Quakers Hill Junior Soccer Club at the age of 8. Kyah’s junior career also saw her playing for Hills Brumbies and Nepean United, before earning a scholarship at the NSW Institute of Sport Football Program as a 15-year-old.

Kyah earned her first Senior cap at the age of 16 for the Westfield Matildas (Australian Women’s National Football Team) in 2007. Kyah has since represented Australia 92 times at International Tournaments including the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup in China, where she converted the winning penalty to claim Australia’s first ever piece of silverware in footballing History, 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cups, where she became the first Indigenous player to score at a World Cup. In 2016 Kyah fulfilled a lifelong dream in representing Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Domestically Kyah is one of the stars of the Westfield W-League having played for the Central Coast Mariners, Sydney FC and Melbourne City most recently. Kyah is a four-time Westfield W-League Championship Winner, as a member of Sydney FC’s 2009 championship winning campaign, also Captain and player of the Grand Final of their 2012/13 Championship. Kyah won two Championships with Melbourne City in 2018 and 2020. Kyah is also the only player to ever win all 4 prestigious awards in one standalone Westfield W-League season, 2010/11 Westfield W-League Player of the Year, Players Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Golden Boot Award.

Kyah has played abroad as a leading player with the Boston Breakers in the WPSL Elite (2012) and the National Women’s Soccer League (2013-2016), also with the Houston Dash in 2018 and 2019 seasons. Kyah most recently made a move to Europe and signed with Dutch powerhouse PSV Eindhoven, to begin her European footballing career in 2020.

Kyah has had a decorated career to date and still only at the age of 29, Kyah’s best footballing years are still ahead of her. After heartbreak missing out on the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France due to injury, Kyah is motivated to stay at the top of her game in preparation for Tokyo 2021 Olympics, Asian Cup 2022 and an unforgettable home FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia 2023.

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