Football starlets learn from top Aussie player

October 14, 2016 by  

Young female football players from Caringbah were given a rare opportunity to kick start their future careers in the game at a special two-day clinic held by Matildas star and sport flyers and posters pin-up Kyah Simon.

Simon introduced the clinic for the first time earlier this year in Glenwood and is now expanding the programme to include other locations throughout New South Wales .

The local clinic, held at Shark Park in Woolooware, was the third scheduled for the 2016 October school holidays, with St Marys and Lake Macquarie kicking off the action on the field for girls aged 8 to 18.

Simon, 25, is excited about being able to show some of the State’s brightest female sports stars how she has played her way into sporting history as part of Australia’s international Matildas, and the US Women’s League team the Boston Breakers.

She said assisting future generations to play the best football possible, and helping them secure a professional career, was something she was really passionate about.

The main focus of the clinics is on shooting, passing, dribbling, and control. Participants also had an opportunity to ask Simon about her career and how she kept so fit.

The aim of her clinics, according to Simon, is to ensure all girls learn new skills in a football environment that is fun and productive.

The success of Simon’s clinics augers well for their return during the school holidays in 2017.