Sydney FC’s Kyah Simon has come on board as an Ambassador for the inaugural National Indigenous Football Championships to be held later this year.
The Sky Blues and Westfield Matildas star striker will support the inaugural Championships in conjunction with The Johnny Warren Foundation who have come on board as partners of the event.
Simon said she’s honoured to be named an ambassador of the event, as she hopes to be a role model for the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander playing talent.
“Being an Ambassador for the inaugural National Indigenous Football Tournament is a great honour,” she said.
“I hope to inspire other Aboriginal people to set goals and follow their dreams in a sport that has given me some great opportunities, friendships and experiences.
“This is a great opportunity for Indigenous people to showcase their talents through football and have them recognised on a larger scale.
“I hope that we will have more Aboriginal people entering the W-League, A-League, and National Teams in years to come.”
Indigenous footballers from across the nation will gather in Southern NSW (Shoalhaven) to compete at the first ever National Indigenous Football Championships, scheduled to be held between 3 and 5 November 2016 at the Shoalhaven Sporting Complex, Nowra.