Rosie was the first player to sign for West Ham Women on a pro contract.

Rosie was the first player to sign for West Ham Women on a pro contract.

Rosie in action for West Ham Women

Rosie in action for West Ham Women

PRO:DIRECT ACADEMY'S ROSIE KMITA IS A WSL PLAYER

Pro:Direct Academy's Head of Girls has become an inspiration for our players especially our girls after becoming the first player to agree professional terms with West Ham United Women for Season 18/19. Rosie Kmita is ready to test herself in the FA Women's Super League, the top tier in the UK. 

Rosie plays as a dynamic winger, and had spells as captain for the east London side in 17/18. She agreed a contract with the Hammers after helping them lift the Goodmove.co.uk Women's Cup and the FA WPL Plate.

"To be able to call myself a professional footballer is what dreams are made of," Kmita told West Ham TV. "It’s the absolute top of the list. It’s unbelievable. 2018 has been incredible for all of us, but now it’s a new chapter and a new journey. It’s a big challenge and I’m looking forward to it.

"Growing up, when you’re playing, to play at the highest level possible and go professional is something that you always thought could only be a hobby. It’s something you can only dream of and I’m over the moon!"

ROSIE HELPS WEST HAM TO THE FA CUP FINAL!
Rosie played her part in an emotional Women's FA Cup Semi-Final where her team beat Reading on penalties. That sets up an historic first FA Cup Final for West Ham Women where they take on Manchester City at Wembley in May.

Click to see the FA Cup Semi-Final Highlights 

 

Rosie signs for West Ham (top), Head of Girls at PDA (left), celebrations on winning the FA Cup Semi-Final (right)

Rosie signs for West Ham (top), Head of Girls at PDA (left), celebrations on winning the FA Cup Semi-Final (right)

CLAIRE RAFFERTY - ENGLAND LIONESS SIGNS FOR PRO:DIRECT ACADEMY!
Former England International Claire Rafferty was Chelsea’s longest-serving player and a hugely experienced defender having played at the World Cup and Olympic Games. Claire has represented England since Under-15s level, making her senior debut against Austria in March 2010. In 2011 she was named in the World Cup squad where she made her World Cup debut in the quarter-final penalty-shootout defeat to France. In 2015 she was the first-choice left back in the England side which won Bronze at the World Cup in Canada.

An inspiration to aspiring players, Claire has an economics degree from Loughborough University, and has held down a job as a financial analyst for Deutsche Bank since 2012 alongside her playing career. She has appeared on BT Sport, Sky Sports News, TRT World, BBC 5Live and Yahoo Sports. She mentors Rosie and our team in her role Pro:Direct as an official Ambassador, check out the clip below: