Team India Midfielder Salima Tete Appointed As AHF Athletes Ambassador

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Indian hockey player Salima Tete has been chosen as an  Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Athletes Ambassador for a period of two years starting from 25th March 2023.

Tete, who plays as a midfielder for the National Women’s Hockey Team, accepted the certificate and position at the AHF Congress in Mungyeong, Korea. The 21-year-old, who hails from Simdega, Jharkhand, is one out of the four players from Asia to be appointed for the position.

“I am honoured to be selected as one of the AHF Athletes Ambassadors. As athletes from Asia, we face a lot of challenges in our careers. This position will allow me to bring our voices to the front. I hope to make a positive impact on the lives of athletes from the region with this position,” Tete was quoted in a statement by Hockey India.

A 2022 CWG and Asia Cup bronze medallist, Tete captained the Indian women’s junior hockey team to a fourth place finish at the FIH Women’s Junior World Cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa in 2021.

Dilip Tirkey, president of Hockey India, also commended Tete for her feat.

“I thank the Asian Hockey Federation for showcasing their faith in me and also express my gratitude to Hockey India for their constant support in all my endeavours,” said Tirkey. “It is a pleasure to see one of our Indian players being named as one of the AHF Athletes Ambassadors. Salima (Tete) has been one of the brightest players for India over the past couple of years and has already showcased her qualities as a leader on the field. “We are confident that she will work for the betterment of the sport and the players and will make a positive impact on our beloved game on a global stage.”

Having made her international debut for the Nabhvarna in 2017 against Belarus, Tete has made 74 appearances for the National team, and has scored seven times.

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