Head of Coach Development  - Chris Hicks

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Chris Hicks (L), pictured here with our FA Coach mentor Dan Piper, joined the club in early 2019, with the role of helping our coaches in the club, consolidating the club philosophy and developing our player pathway.

Chris is a UEFA B coach, currently working in a variety of footballing roles and coaching  both a youth and men's university team.

First Team Manager 

Aaron Smith


The former Chichester City Ladies manager joined this season after stepping down from his role with the Lilywhites.  Aaron previously worked with So'ton having led the Reserves side to the Hampshire County Women's Division One title in 2016/17 and going unbeaten for the whole league campaign.

Having spent just over two years in the National League Premier Division Smith joins So'ton with the ambition of gaining promotion to that same level with the club who gave him his first start.

He reflected: “It’s amazing to be back, I love this club. This club gave me my chance at management when Fran (Alonso) was here. The club believed in me which I responded to by winning the league as the Reserve Manager.

First Team Coach

Lee Hurrell


Lee worked as current manager Aaron Smith’s number 2 at Chichester City last season where the two guided the Lilywhites to a best ever third place finish in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier.  The UEFA B Licence holding coach has a wealth of coaching experience in the women's game which also includes spells at Portsmouth Ladies and Bristol City Women.

From 2013-2015 Hurrell was the Development Squad manager at Pompey. After leaving Pompey, Hurrell moved to Bristol City Women as head coach of the under-17s where he spent a year before moving out to Canada in 2016.  For the 2016/17 season, he was Director of Player Development at Toronto High Park before returning to England last season to coach at Brighton.

GK Coaches

Elliott Hunt

Craig Burns

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Elliott has been with Southampton Women's for 2 seasons and also coaches the youth goalkeepers.

He previously played for Dorchester Town.

Physio -

Carl Anstey

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Reserves Manager

Angus Scully

Development Managers

Spyros Mylordos

Rohail Awan

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