Roop Kaur Tub should maintain taking part in her pure sport to fulfil her dream of taking part in on the highest degree, says trailblazer Rosie Kmita.
Kaur Tub is the primary Sikh-Punjabi ever to characteristic at senior degree in a West Ham shirt, shattering a glass ceiling when Sky Sports activities Information solely reported that she had performed in a first-team pleasant in opposition to Hashtag United over the summer time.
The central midfielder, who performed for QPR and London Bees at junior degree, has attracted consideration in latest months as she assesses her choices forward of the brand new season.
Broadcaster and ex-player Kmita, who was most lately at Watford, turned the primary skilled footballer in West Ham Girls’s historical past when she signed a full-time take care of the membership again in 2018.
Kmita and Kaur Tub are each featured within the first-ever timeline and wider showcase documenting the journey of South Asian heritage feminine gamers within the fashionable English sport.
Requested by Sky Sports activities Information for some phrases of recommendation for Kaur Tub, Kmita mentioned: “She mustn’t overthink it. She simply must take it one sport at a time and proceed to do the issues that allowed her to get there and get into this place within the first place.
“If you happen to begin to overthink issues then that applies stress, and I do not assume individuals carry out nicely underneath stress.
“She simply wants to remain centered on her personal sport.”
Kaur Tub was the thriller schoolgirl who left Sky Sports activities Information viewers surprised again in March final yr when she did virtually 1,100 kick-ups for Worldwide Girls’s Day, aged simply 14.
After two spells with QPR, the Sikh-Punjabi central midfielder joined London Bees for the 2021/22 season, solely telling Sky Sports activities Information on the time that she was eager to step out of her consolation zone and check herself in a brand new setting.
A Middlesex Centre of Excellence graduate, Kaur Tub was a part of the Ruislip Rangers facet that received the Capital Ladies County Cup for the primary time within the membership’s historical past. She additionally represented Middlesex at county degree previous to becoming a member of West Ham.
The midfielder has beforehand labored with famend expertise builders Elliott Jealous and John Ryan, with former London Bees academy coach Ryan predicting a vivid future for the teenager.
“She excels in her ball manipulation and has excessive technical capacity,” Ryan mentioned.
“She will all the time be trusted with the ball at her ft. She completely has the potential to go additional within the sport.”
Rosie and twin sister Mollie have emerged as acquainted on-screen faces in latest seasons, protecting girls’s soccer throughout England’s prime two divisions.
The north London siblings spent six season taking part in collectively and Rosie now hosts The Dub alongside Mollie, providing information, rumours and perception into the ladies’s sport.
“I’ve had an incredible profession and it is good simply to have the ability to say I made it to the professional sport,” Rosie added.
“I have been in a position to expertise issues that only a few individuals have skilled earlier than and it is good simply to have the ability to say I made it to the professional sport.
“That is been big for me, I’ve all the time needed to try this, and that is one thing I can tick off my bucket listing which is sort of cool.
“It is good simply to have the ability to say I made it to the professional sport. That is been big for me, I’ve all the time needed to try this, and that is one thing I can tick off my bucket listing, which is sort of cool. I really like the sport a lot.”
Mahmood commits future to West Brom
Mariam Mahmood will lengthen her stick with West Bromwich Albion Girls by one other season, Sky Sports activities Information understands.
The 19-year-old’s future had been plunged into doubt after the departure of head coach Jenny Sugarman, who left West Brom final month to pursue different tasks.
However Siobhan Hodgetts stepped up from the teaching workers to interchange Sugarman, and has been joined by former West Brom participant Abbie Hinton, with the pair each having labored carefully with Mahmood since her early teenagers.
That’s understood to have reassured former England Schools worldwide Mahmood that West Brom stays the most effective place for her to develop as a footballer.
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