Meet Our Coaches





Adam Piddick

Technical Director

AFC B License

Adam is an ambitious individual who is able to align & motivate a team to deliver on his philosophy. He believes in his ability as a coach and has aspirations of coaching football as a lifelong career. Adam''s coaching abilities are enhanced by a successful playing career in Australia in both the BPL and the State League. In 2015 Adam completed his AFC A License to further enhance is coaching experience in the NPL. Adam led the MBU FC Senior mens team to the Premiership and Championship double in 2015 



Scott Smith

Scott has been a physiotherapist for over 18 years and completed his Post Graduate Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2004. He has a particular interest in spinal pain especially relating to sporting injuries. Scott has gained extensive experience working in the UK where he focused on developing his other interests in running and golfing injuries. Scott became a partner in Albany Creek Physiotherapy in September 2006. Scott holds a Masters in Physiotherapy (QLD) and a Masters in Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) (Qld).  Scott shares this role with Rob Thams who has worked with Queensland Soccer Federation, the Brisbane Strikers and the Socceroos as well as the Australian Baseball Federation and the Queensland Academy of Sport. Scott and Rob have combined experience of 47 years in the field.

Senior Men's Coach will be announce in due course.    
Senior Women's Coach will be announced in due course.    

Danny McHenery 



Senior Licence

Asia C Licence

B Licence 

 Coaching History

Present - MBU U18 NPL

2013 -  Brisbane City U18 NPL Grand Finalist

Brisbane City JPL U15, U16

Brisbane City Senior Assistant to Eddie Tessoro

Grange Thistle 1st Team Coach

Grange Thistle Reserve Coach – league and grand finalists

 Playing History

Junior in UK before moving to New Zealand

In NZ played for 10 years Senior Football including winning National

Title with Auckland based team Metro

Represented Auckland at Senior Level






 Garry Ward

Youth Women's

Garry coached the 2015 U13 MBU Girls in a successful season. In 2017 he will become the Girls Director of Coaching.

Dave Harris


AFC 'C' License


Dave possess a great passion for the game & a wealth of coaching experience having coached Junior and Youth players in Brisbane and overseas, he has a proven track record in player development which was demonstrated in the NPL inaugural year (2013) whereby he led the MBU U15 team to the NPL Premiership additionally winning the QLD section of the Manchester United Cup & finishing third overall in the Australia / New Zealand Finals in that same year.

In 2014 Dave followed the squad through to the U16's where the squad continued to develop and performed at the highest level displaying excellent football attributes and readiness for the next step to senior level.

Dave's other coaching achievements include Premierships & Championships in the BPL and Grand Finalists in the Borneo Cup in Malaysia.

Additionally, Dave has been a coach at Nudgee College over the past 5 seasons winning the 1st XI GPS Premiership in 2013,2014 and Assistant Coach in the GPS Rep and BFL teams.Dave has worked with players who have attained QAS, Regional and State selection.  Dave is a former National Youth League, NSW Representative and QLD Premier League player. David is an excellent communicator & motivator of young players.



Matt Poole

Under 18      Men            

AFC ‘B’ Licence

Matt has demonstrated his coaching ability over the past two seasons. In 2013, he lead the MBU U16 team to 2nd place on the table with the team showing tremendous development throughout the season. In 2014, Matt followed the players through to the MBU U18’s and has developed players who have been identified for QAS and secured MBU First Team contracts. In addition to his NPL coaching, Matt has been 1st XI Football Head Coach at Marist College Ashgrove since 2008, winning AIC Undefeated Premierships from 2008-11, as well as the Uhlsport Cup in 2009. Matt also coached the AIC Representative Team from 2009-12. Matt brings 7 years of state league senior football experience as a player into his coaching and can demonstrate a proven track record of player development. As a young coach, Matt embraces the FFA Curriculum and relates very well to his players. Matt has an AFC B License



   Phil Hughes Under 15 Girls

AFC C Youth Licence


Phil coached the U15 MBU Girls in a very successful 2015 and wishes to continue the success into the U15 team for 2016.


Jason Groth

Under 15 Boys


AFC C Youth License


1996               Rooball Coaching Course

1998               Football Australia Level 1

1999               Coaching Seminar (Weekend with Eric Rutemoller – FIFA & German Coach)

2000               Coverer Coaching Seminar – Football NSW

2013               Asian C Class Youth Licence

Personal Attributes and Objectives

After a coaching career of 10+ years, I’ve found myself turned full circle and back to the age group’s where I first started. During this tenure, I’ve found that I am a more accomplished coach within the “skills” side of the game, where my passion lies.

My main focus is teaching player actions, the four core skills being, first touch, running with the ball, striking the ball and 1v1. I am also a firm believer in coaching correct technique and encouraging individual skills and creativity.

I have personally found that the skills acquisition phase of football (age 9 -13) is where I witness the best results from my coaching style and where I get the most enjoyment.

For the foreseeable future, I would like to continue coaching and developing this age group, contributing to Football Queensland success.


Noel Blake

Under 14 Boys

AFC “B” License
43 years coaching experience in Brisbane Clubs.
The coaching career started with ACE where I coached for 30 years from U7 through to top team Senior Football.
Noel coached Youth Football at Pine Rivers Premier League and was Reserve Grade Coach and Top Side Assistant Coach at North Pine Premier League.
experience for developmental coaching began with Brisbane North Representative Teams in 1994 and continued until 2006.
In this time he coached U12 teams to several Championship Titles.  also coached an U15 team to a State Title.
With the change in the football structure within Queensland I then coached at Football Brisbane, Albany Creek JPL and Moreton Bay NPL, Under 12 and Under13.
Noel passion is to improve and develop players at this important stage of their football career to reach their ultimate goal.


U13 Girls coach will be announced in due course.

Under 13 Girls



  Under 12 Boys

The U12 Coach will be announced ASAP.