#SydneyFanChat Transcript with Kyah Simon and Alanna Kennedy


W-League Champions Kyah Simon and Alanna Kennedy hosted the live #SydneyFanChat today after defeating Melbourne Victory 3-1 in a dominant display; to claim Sydney FC’s second W-League Championship.

W-League Champions Kyah Simon and Alanna Kennedy hosted the live #SydneyFanChat today after defeating Melbourne Victory 3-1 in a dominant display; to claim Sydney FC-s second W-League Championship. During the hour we learnt that they love The Cove chant ‘Hey Gorgeous’, they recommend a round off back flip or shushing the crowd when celebrating a goal and music psych-s them up before a big match!

This initiative has become a successful fortnightly engagement for Sky Blue Members and Fans to interact with Sydney FC players, coaches and staff. In two weeks (Feb 13) we will be back with another current Sky Blues player!

Here is a transcript of the 35 questions, with Kyah Simon and Alanna Kennedy-s answers.

Sydney FC Women: Alanna & Kyah, against all odds you & your dedicated team have painted the @WLeague #SkyBlue… How does that feel?!
#SydneyFanChat It-s an amazing feeling and achievement. There is nothing more satisfying

Sydney FC Women: The @SydneyWFC fan support has grown immensely over the last season, how important are your supporters in those big games?
#SydneyFanChat They give us the 12th man on the field and add to the atmosphere.. We appreciate it a lot

Shell: K & A, is there any significance in your numbers? #17 #14
#SydneyFanChat K: It was my establishing Matildas jersey number. A: My brother always wore it and I have too since a young age

NicholeC: How do you come back down to earth after a final like on the weekend?
#SydneyFanChat It-s a surreal feeling. But that-s what our families are for

Shell: Kyah, you have dropped into a more central midfielder role this season, how do you feel this has affected your overall game?
#SydneyFanChat K: I haven’t been the only player to adapt to a new role, at the end of the day it was for the team so I’m happy

Shell: Alanna, who has been your standout #SkyBlue player(s) this season?
#SydneyFanChat A: Teresa Polias, Renee Rollason & Sham Khamis

Sydney FC Women: Question from Daniel James (SFCW Facebook): How does this Championship rank among your career highlights?
#SydneyFanChat Besides representing our country this is both our most memorable championship achievement as a team.

Savannah Liebrecht: Hey girls! Any advice for someone wanting to make it successfully to a w-league team in the future? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Work hard, be dedicated and you never know who’s watching, any opportunity could arise

L.L.Blue: K & A, what do you do in that locker room before a game? A superstition so to speak. Like dancing ,something like that.
#SydneyFanChat A & K: We both have a certain routine and order of to do’s.. But no particular superstitions

Matthew Long-Rhyne: K&A, what would you want to do after your football playing career is over? Any coaching in mind?
#SydneyFanChat Coaching isn’t on our agendas K: Owning my own business A: Progressing a career in Mental Heath

Madeline Morgan: Were you guys nervous before the #WLeagueGF or were you just pumped up?
#SydneyFanChat A bit of both, nerves are never a bad thing.. But excitement was the main emotion

Madeline Morgan: Other than winning the #WLeagueGF what has been your favourite moment of this season? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Winning the semi-final comes next to the grand final

Madeline Morgan: How do you psych yourselves up and prepare for a game? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Music

Madeline Morgan: Can #SkyBlue fans expect to be seeing you two in #SkyBlue again next season? 🙂
#SydneyFanChat Too early to say

Brinley Gentle: AK & KS thanks for everything this season! It’s been great being a member & watching you play…what inspires you to play?
#SydneyFanChat We really appreciate your support. The satisfaction of achieving our goals and making our families proud

MadFootballMum: AK & KS what pregame routines do you have?
#SydneyFanChat Shower and hair

Brendan Small: I need a new goal celebration, what do you girls recommend?
#SydneyFanChat A round off back flip or shushing the crowd

MadFootballMum: AK do you plan on playing overseas in the #wleague off season and if so where would you like to play?
#SydneyFanChat A: very busy with young Matildas & Matildas this year maybe in the near future. Would love to experience the US

Brinley Gentle: Kyah what other training do you do besides team training?
#SydneyFanChat Gym sessions throughout the week

Ele Winston: What is a training thing/type/activity that you think has most helped you with your game?
#SydneyFanChat Definitely practising and repetition technique work, growing up for both of us

Matthew Long-Rhyne: Alanna, Kyah’s had experience in the US with the wleague here, any thoughts of joining a club in the #NWSL?
#SydneyFanChat A: Possibly in the future if the opportunity presents itself

Ele Winston: How often do you train as a team? How often do you train individually?
#SydneyFanChat Majority are team field sessions, individual sessions are generally gym sessions 2-3 p/wk

Ele Winston: Thanks for a great season! You have both been amazing to watch and learn from in the @SydneyFC team!! Plans for the off season?
#SydneyFanChat K: Haven-t cemented any plans as yet. A: Young Matildas is heavily on the agenda and maintaining full-time work

[m.d]: Congrats on the championship girls!!! Kyah, loved the #shhh you gave to the BWB. Was it a pre-meditated thing if u scored?
#SydneyFanChat Definitely not pre meditated, I didn’t expect them to be as rowdy as they were, so I think it was called for

Georgia W: How did you get to where you are now?
#SydneyFanChat Hard work, dedication, persistence and a clear vision of where we wanted to go and what we wanted to achieve

Ross Circosta: Congrats on the championship, you all played awesome. How did you celebrate the win?
#SydneyFanChat Went out for a team dinner with family and friends, kept fairly low key with an early jet off the next morning

Georgia W:What’s the most important quality/skill a soccer player should have?
#SydneyFanChat It changes depending on position but from a general perspective- vision, technique and ticker

Georgia W: Awesome thanks for the reply. Sorry what’s ticker?
#SydneyFanChat Sort of like determination and a want to win

Georgia W: If you were hosting a dinner party with ANY 5 guests, who would they be?
#SydneyFanChat Between us- Sarah Simon, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Mila Kunis

SeanFTT: Could you hear the cove during the grand final? What was your Favourite chant!?
#SydneyFanChat K: couldn’t during the game, but fav by far was ‘Hey Gorgeous’ 🙂 A: Heard the Hey Gorgeous and loved it

Who’s your favourite player? And your idol ? And say Hi to Del Piero for me !!
#SydneyFanChat Stephen Gerrard is a big favourite

Jeremy Cowin: Geale or Mundine??
#SydneyFanChat MUNDINE !!

Ele Winston: Kyah I read that you-re interested in University or traineeship. What area are you interested in?
#SydneyFanChat K: Business Management

Teeghan: Alanna how did it feel to be in the #SkyBlue colour this season?
#SydneyFanChat Amazing, loved being back

Gerald: A&K, could we expect some kind of championship victory video on YouTube? And who is the best singer on the team? ?
#SydneyFanChat Maybe not but Sian McLaren can sing!