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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Matildas star proud of football's connection with Indigenous Australia

Matildas star proud of football's connection with Indigenous Australia
- In a crowd filled with supporters eagerly anticipating the clash with the United States at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Williams spotted striker Kyah Simon’s family.
They were holding both the Australian national flag and that of the Aboriginal people.
It was a moment the Indigenous goalkeeper will never forget.
“I think that was a pretty powerful image and one I hadn’t seen since Cathy Freeman ran with both flags (at the Sydney 2000 Olympics),” Williams said.
“The drive just to play for your country is already big, but to see your country and your culture being represented is huge as well.”