On this Day: Rosie Kmita becomes first professional West Ham women's player

It was on this day two years ago that Rosie Kmita became the first women's player to sign a professional contract in West Ham United history.

The winger and former West Ham captain spent two years with the Irons, moving with the side from the Women’s Premier League Southern Division as they progressed to become a Women’s Super League outfit. 

Kmita captained the Irons to the FA WPL Plate in 2017/18 and also lifted the Goodmove.co.uk trophy with the team.

West Ham’s first ever professional female footballer also scored in the side’s first win in the FA WSL – a 2-1 victory against Yeovil Town in September 2018. 

She made 38 appearances in Claret & Blue, scoring 14 goals, before departing the club last summer.