Kyah Pam Simon set to soar


The classy central midfielder, who currently plies her trade with the NSW Institute of Sport, has had a busy few weeks with the Australian U17 women?s side.
Simon recently took part in the Australian U17 tour of New Zealand where they played friendly matches against the Kiwis, Canada and the U.S. which she enjoyed thoroughly.
?Just to be wearing the Green and Gold colours is a massive achievement and a dream come true for me.
?The matches we played were great preparations for future international matches as I know every player benefited from playing against quality opposition.?
Assisting Simon?s quest for becoming a fully fledged professional footballer is U17 Australian women?s coach and former National Soccer League star Garry Phillips.
?Gary?s a great coach and really gets the best out of the squad which he did over in New Zealand.?
This wasn?t the first time Simon represented Australia as she previously was a part of the Young Matildas side during the World Cup Qualifiers last year.
?That was unbelievable.
?To have been associated with a team that was gunning for a place in the World Cup was massive and I enjoyed every minute of that.?
The Pacific Hills Christian school student has dreams and aspirations of hopefully making it into the big time playing professionally in the U.S.
?My dream is to be part of the pro football set-up over in the U.S.
?They have a great league with so many quality stars so to be able to be amongst that would be a dream come true.?
Simon is a huge admirer of Brazilian and Barcelona star Ronaldinho but has stated that Sally Shipard is her ideal role model in the women?s game here in Australia.
?Sally has gone through all the ranks in women?s football and is now a Matilda which is what I hope to do in my career.
?She is an exceptional player with a lot of talent and this shows with the way she plays the game.?
Simon?s next assignment is gearing up for the up and coming season with the NSWIS.
In a first for the female game, the NSWIS women?s side will compete in both the U14?s and U15?s Boys Premier Youth League competitions.
?The entire team is ready for the challenge and I am heaps keen in competing against the Boys in seeing where we are at in terms of our football ability.?
One thing?s for sure, we haven?t heard the last of Kyah Pam Simon in the women?s game.
-By Mark Stavroulakis