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Delhi’s Aditi – 1st Indo woman bestowed by Asian Football Awards

West Ham United goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan (23) has become the first Indian woman to win the Women in Football Award at the third Asian Football Awards in London.

  • The awards are supported by the English Football Association (FA) and Asian Football Project to recognise the achievements of British Asians in Football.
  • Chauhan beat India-born Tanvie Hans and Monica Sharma of Fulham Foundation FC and London Bari LFC captain Sabah Mahmoud to win the prestigious award.
  • The ceremony was held at Wembley Stadium, London

Delhi's Aditi - 1st Indo woman bestowed by Asian Football AwardsAbout Aditi Chauhan

  • Chauhan studied in Amity International School and completed her graduation from Jesus and Mary College.
  • Her football journey kicked off when her school coach asked her to participate in Delhi under-19 team trials.
  • She arrived in the United Kingdom two years ago to pursue her Masters in Sports Management in Loughborough University.
  • She had represented India in the Asian Games and in the SAFF Championships and got appreciated for her contribution to India winning the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) women’s cup in 2013.

Key
Chauhan is not the first woman of Indian origin to have played for an English club. Delhi-born Tanvie Hans earlier played for the Tottenham Hotspur reserve team before joining Fulham Foundation FC.