Amy Merricks joined Brighton & Hove Albion as the development squad head coach in July 2015 and in May 2016 she was promoted to the role of First Team Assistant Manager.
Prior to joining, Amy had spells at Gillingham Ladies FC and Millwall Lionesses. She joined as development squad head coach in July 2015, before taking on the role as assistant manager and working alongside interim first-manager, George Parris.
Merricks worked with Parris in the build-up to the successful 2016 Women's Premier League Championship Play-off Final victory over Sporting Club Albion, and the subsequent 2017 FA Women's Super League Spring Series.
Following the appointment of Hope Powell as manager in July 2017, Merricks continued as assistant manager and helped lead the club to an impressive second-place finish in the FA Women's Super League 2 in 2017/18.
Amy has continued to work alongside Powell, and helped guide the team in a ninth-place finish in the FAWSL in 2018/19 and their highest ever finish of sixth in 2020/21.
Amy holds the prestigious UEFA A License qualification and passed the League Managers Association Diploma in Football Management with a distinction in November 2020.
Alex Penny joined Brighton & Hove Albion midway through the 2018/19 season as women’s and girls’ lead goalkeeping coach.
A former youth team goalkeeper at Arsenal, Penny’s coaching experience encompasses over 20 years and a wealth of experience across various clubs.
After starting his coaching career at Bristol City working in the Robins’ academy, Alex has gone on to coach at all levels of the game from youth to first team including at Birmingham City, Derby County, Cheltenham Town, Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Alex holds a UEFA A licence in both outfield and goalkeeping alongside the League Managers Association’s business management qualification.