Jay Lovett – Coach

An experienced player and coach, Lovett’s career spanned over 20 years, having played in the football league with Brentford and numerous non-league teams such as Crawley, Lewes, Eastbourne Borough, Met Police and Whitehawk. Jay is the U19 Academy Manager at the Russell Martin Academy and has previously managed academies at Crawley, Eastbourne Borough and Lewes, also managing Brighton Women for 2 seasons.

Matthew Elphick – Coach

Matthew, spent the last 3 seasons as assistant manager with the Whitehawk U18 side, working closely with Jude they helped produce two England youth internationals and seven players capped by Sussex U18’s last season alone. Elphick will continue to work with Jude with a similar role with the first team.

Tom Betts – Goalkeeper Coach

Former England youth international, Tom was originally appointed as goalkeeper coach in 2016 working alongside Pablo Asensio, however when Pablo departed the Hawks, so did Tom. However Tom will now be returning to work alongside Jude for the coming season. Tom has previously coached at Lewes Ladies and Eastbourne Borough, he is the current goalkeeper coach at the Russell Martin Academy.

Del Tobias – Under 18 Manager

Tobias will be taking over from Jude as the under 18’s manager, Del runs the Pro Direct Soccer Academy in Shoreham, and is experienced at coaching youth at all age groups, and has previously coached graduated members of the Hawks youth setup.