Aditi Chauhan: The First Indian Woman Footballer Playing For An English Club!
- IWB Post
- August 21, 2015
This 22 yr old Indian girl is making our nation proud oversees!
Meet Aditi Chauhan, the 1st Indian woman footballer to play for an English club.
Aditi is the goalkeeper of India’s national football team and has signed a deal with the English football club West Ham United’s women’s team. She belongs to Delhi and holds Masters Degree in sports management.
Aditi started her journey with the Delhi under-19 team trials. She was appreciated for her contribution to India winning the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) women’s cup in 2013.
And football isn’t just one thing she is an expert in. She has got a black belt in karate, achieved high scores in zonal athlete discus throw, javelin throw, shot put and basketball. During one of her interviews, Aditi said: “Even if I was really tired after a hard training session, if you gave me a ball then I would still just juggle the ball or play with it. I kept achieving better things – that is what kept me motivated to continue with football, although there were times when I wished I played some individual sport instead. Then, I might have been noticed by the media more, but I also think I would probably never have become as good a keeper as I am. And I love football, so it kept me motivated.”
All the best, Aditi!