Kyah Simon is an international professional soccer player and one of the most decorated players in Australian football.
She was only 16 when she first represented Australia in 2007 and has gone on to play for her country 92 times including at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
She was the first Indigenous Australian to score a goal in the Women’s FIFA World Cup in 2011, scoring both the team’s goals in a 2-1 win over Norway.
She scored the winning penalty for Australia to win the 2010 Asian Cup against North Korea.
In 2016 she founded the Kyah Simon Football Clinics for aspiring female football players aged 8 to 18.
In 2020, Kyah started playing for PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
This interview by Aaron Pedersen with Kyah Simon is from Who We Are in Sport (2012), courtesy of Bearcage Productions.