Even as football has gradually begun to gain popularity in India, an Indian sportswoman has already inked a deal with an English football club. So this is pretty much turning out to be a golden period for our Indian sportspersons.
Chauhan’s football journey kicked off when her school coach asked her to participate in Delhi under-19 team trials. “But of course I have watched the West Ham men’s team on television and it was like a dream come true when I donned their jersey with the same logo”, a jaded Aditi told TOI from London. “West Ham have signed Indian int’l goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan for his or her women staff”, West Ham Ladies tweeted on Sunday.
Chauhan plays as a goalkeeper in the team.
She was delighted to join the West Ham ladies from Loughborough, and feels that the team is a great platform for her to improve her goalkeeping skills as she will be able to face better players and teams in this new league.
Aditi represented India at the women’s football competition at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
“CHAUHAN: Plenty of affection on Twitter in the present day for our new Indian worldwide goalkeeper @aditi03chauhan from again house in India! Hi all! #COY”, the club added today.
Aditi additionally expressed her delight on the alternative. The 22-year old is pursuing MSc in sports management at Loughborough University and started playing for her university team.
“Thank you all for the overwhelming response and needs. We have to construct ourselves again, get collectively and transfer ahead”, she additionally informed the club’s YouTube channel. Tanvie Hans – not an India global – is also playing for Fulham in the fourth tier but is yet to make the cut in the first XI. However since she is a British citizen, she is not eligible to play for the Indian team.