Salima Tete, the midfielder of India’s national women’s hockey team, was appointed the AHF Athletes Ambassador for India by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) for the next two years, beginning from March 25.
During the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Congress in Mungyeong, Korea, Tete accepted the certificate and the position.
Tete was among the four players from Asia selected to serve as an AHF Athletes Ambassador and earned the position for leading the Indian women’s junior hockey team to a fourth-place finish at the 2021 FIH Women’s Junior World Cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
In her role as the AHF Athletes Ambassador, Tete will be responsible for advocating, developing & representing the athletes at an international level. She will work for the betterment of rights and welfare awareness of athletes from the region along with the other chosen athletes from Asia.
Tete stated, “I’m honored to be chosen as one of the AHF Athletes Ambassadors. We, as athletes from Asia, face numerous issues throughout our careers. This appointment provides me with the opportunity to bring our voices to the forefront. With this position, I hope to have a positive impact on the lives of athletes from the region.”
Hockey India president Dilip Tirkey congratulated Tete for her appointment to the position and stated, “It is delightful to have one of our Indian players named as one of the AHF Athletes Ambassadors. Salima (Tete) has been one of India’s best players in the last couple of years and has showcased her leadership qualities on the field. We are confident that she will work for the betterment of the sport and our beloved game on a global platform.”