• Date of Birth
    25 June 1991
  • Background/Country
    First Nations Australian. Anaiwan & Biripi
  • Jersey Number
  • Current Teams
    The Matildas & Central Coast Mariners

Kyah made her Debut at 16 years of age for The Matildas. Passionate about inspiring and empowering people to believe in themselves, touching on lived experiences of Resilience, Equality, well-being, and the importance of being able to visibly see Strong Female role models. Story telling of Cathy Freeman being Kyah’s only female role model growing up and that resonating with Kyah as a 9-year-old, young Indigenous women searching for hope.

Kyah founded her very own, Kyah Simon Football Clinics in 2016 for young aspiring female footballers, creating an environment where young females feel confident and comfortable to express themselves, inspiring the girls to dream big and not limit their goals by low self-expectations. It all starts with Belief!

On the international stage Kyah has been a member of The Matildas for the last 16 years, with 113 International caps and 29 goals. Kyah has competed at 3x FIFA Women’s World Cups – 2011, 2015 and 2023 Home World Cup. 3x Asian Cup’s – 2010, 2018 and 2022 and is a 2x Olympian competing in – Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Kyah made history when she became the first Indigenous Australian of either gender to score at a FIFA World Cup (2011). One of Kyah’s career highlights is converting the winning penalty to claim Australia’s first ever piece of silverware at the 2010 Asian Cup.

And in a decorated professional career, Kyah has represented teams across the world including the Boston Breakers and Houston Dash in the US, Central Coast Mariners, Sydney FC and Melbourne City in Australia, and PSV Eindhoven and Tottenham Hotspur in Europe.

Kyah has received individual and team accolades at domestic and international level and remains the only player in history to win all four prestigious awards in a W-League/A-League season (2011): Player of the Year (Julie Dolan Medal), Players’ Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Golden Boot Award.

Kyah has used her platform to push for positive social change, equality and to inspire the next generation of aspiring athletes. Her story personifies Resilience, as she has battled many setbacks throughout her career, as well as the struggles of being a part of several minority groups, a proud Gay, Indigenous Women, in a male dominated industry striving to challenge the status quo.

Kyah serves on Football Australia’s National Indigenous Advisory Group as well as the Australian Olympic Indigenous Advisory Committee and created Kyah Simon Football Clinics to support and advance female footballers aged 6-to-18, teaching the importance of self-belief, hard work and chasing dreams.

Kyah has also established a successful media career, appearing regularly on Fox Sports, SBS, Optus Sport, and Channel 10. Kyah is passionate about keynote speaking, she has a wealth in experience speaking to corporates such as KPMG, Coca Cola, Populas, Reserve Bank of Australia, GHD and Meta to name a few.

In the corporate sector, Kyah has used her Diploma in Business Management to work in football administration at Football Australia and as an Associate Paraplanner with BT Financial Group, all while fulfilling her football commitments. She remains a sought-after keynote and corporate speaker, and a great ambassador for the legacy of Women’s Football.

A career that began with the Quakers Hill Junior Soccer Club at the age of 8 – and a Matildas debut at 16 – has taken Kyah to football’s grandest stages and the boardrooms of corporate giants around the world. She is a true trailblazer, a proven match-winner and forever a proud Indigenous Australian.

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