As the whole country collective backed our bid for the FIFA World Cup trophy last month, new and old fans alike marvelled at the individual histories and efforts of players coming together to make the Matildas.
One of those players is proud Anaiwan and Biripi woman, Kyah Simon.
The first Indigenous Australian player to score a goal in any FIFA Women’s World Cup, she also converted a winning goal in 2010 to help claim the Asian Cup for Australia. Not to mention starring in the 2015 World Cup, 2018 and 2022 Asian Cups, 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games, and was part of our team during the latest World Cup here in Australia.
On Blak Matters this week, she joins Teela Reid to take us through the massive highs and lows of the recent World Cup effort, and what it means to be a First Nations player on the Australian squad.
ICYMI, listen to our recent episode about the surprising link between Indigenous Australia and soccer you might not know about here.
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