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Proud Moment: Salima Tete became the AHF Athletes Ambassador, further honored with Emerging Player of the Year Award

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The India Women’s Hockey Team midfielder Salima Tete became the AHF Athletes Ambassador from India for a two-year term from March 25, 2023, to March 25, 2025, on Thursday. Salima Tete further received the AHF Emerging Player of the Year Award for her phenomenal performance in 2022, on Friday.

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Salima Tete accepted the certificate and the position as the Ambassador during the AHF Congress held in Mungyeong, Korea on Thursday. Meanwhile, Salima received the AHF Emerging Player of the Year Award at the Asian Hockey Federation’s Annual General Meeting that took place in Korea on Friday.

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Salima guided the Indian Women’s Junior Hockey Team as the captain to a fourth-place finish at the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup South Africa 2021 in Potchefstroom, South Africa. She is among the four players from Asia to be assigned to the position.

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Speaking on the appointment, Salima Tete said,

“I am honored 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. I sincerely 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 endeavors.”

On receiving the award, Salima said,

“I sincerely thank the Asian Hockey Federation for recognising the hard work that we have done on the ground over the years. But this journey would not have been possible without the constant support that I have received from my teammates and the coaching staff who have always given me the confidence to play according to my strengths and have given me the freedom to express myself. I hope to continue to perform in a similar fashion in the years to come”

Meanwhile, Hockey India President Padma Shri Dr. Dilip Tirkey congratulated Salima Tete for the honor and said,

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“It is a pleasure to see one of our Indian players being named as one of the AHF Athletes Ambassadors. Salima 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.”

Moreover, Hockey India Secretary General Bhola Nath Singh also lauded Salima Tete and said,

“Salima Tete has already shown tremendous leadership qualities at such a young age. She has proven to be an asset over the years for the Indian Women’s Hockey Teams at every stage. And now she will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on hockey off the field. We are proud to see her being appointed for the position of AHF Athletes Ambassador from India and we truly believe she will fulfill the role in the best way possible.”


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