On this Day: Rosie Kmita becomes first professional West Ham United women's player
It was on this day three 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 at the end of the 2018/2019 season.
Kmita now turns out for Watford FC Ladies, who achieved promotion last season and will now play in the FA Women's Championship in the upcoming campaign.