Technical Director 

Matt Poole - FFA "A" Licence



As a foundation coach at Moreton Bay United, Matt has progressed to the Technical Director role due to his proven record in player development over the past 5 years across a range of age-groups. In his first two years at MBU (coaching the U16 & U18) he had a major hand in the development of players such as Joe Champness (Newcastle Jets, Young Socceroos), Sam Dickinson (MBU 1st team), Jacob Mitchell (MBU 1st team), and Simon Biel (Hume City). Matt then opted to coach the U14 & U15 teams over the next two years, with the U15 team winning the NPL competition in 2016, scoring over 100 goals. Three players from this team went on to be selected into the QAS NTC program the following year. In 2017, Matt once again took charge of the U18 team, with 7 players selected for the MBU Youth team for 2018. A further two players from this group (Emlyn Wellsmore & Omar Sidiqi) earned Brisbane Roar Youth team contracts. Emlyn has gone on to represent New Zealand at the U17 World Cup this year.

In addition to his NPL coaching, Matt was 1st XI Football Head Coach at Marist College Ashgrove from 2008 to 2016, winning AIC Undefeated Premierships from 2008-2011, as well as Uhlsport Cups in 2009 and 2016. Matt also coached the AIC Representative Team from 2009-12. 

In 2018, Matt will also be on the coaching staff for the Brisbane Roar U17 Academy team, which will also benefit the development of the club's NPL teams.


Senior Men's Head Coach

Pouria Nabi


Head of SAP Program & U16 Boy's Coach

Cameron Millar - FFA "C" & "C Youth" Licence - undergoing "B" Licence in 2018



Cameron is currently studying a Bachelor of Education  which will no doubt prove to be beneficial with his understanding of how our youth learn. He began coaching at MBU in 2015 and has since worked with Academy teams, SAP teams, U12 and U13 NPL teams during the 2016 and 2017 season. In this time Cameron worked closely with, and learnt a lot from MBU's former TD Adam Piddick. Prior to 2015, Cameron has also coached Academy and junior teams at ACE. His experience also moves outside of club football, working in the football program at St Patrick's College and he has been the Assistant Coach of the First XI since 2016. Cameron currently plays for the Senior Men's team at MBU, playing in their run through the FFA Cup in 2017 and up to the NPL Grand Final. Cameron said he really enjoyed sharing his knowledge and experience from playing at this level, to the younger players at the club. 



Senior Women's Head Coach 

Skie Hanifin - FFA "C" Licence, undergoing "B" Licence

Assistant Coach: Adam Sherman


Skie has been coaching for seven years, mainly in women's football. His passion for women's football is second to none and he would love nothing more than to see some of the MBU women progress further in their careers. He believes if the women achieve their goals then he has done his job.

Skie’s coaching career includes six years at Mitchelton FC where he was Assistant Coach for the Women’s BPL team for one year, divisional Women’s Coach for three years, and Head Coach of the U18 Division 1 team leading them to a Premiership title. He has also coached Men’s Reserve grade.



Scott Smith - Albany Creek Physiotherapy



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.







U18 Boy's Coach


Lee Cunningham - FFA "B" Licence, undergoing "A" Licence


Lee has completed a Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching through Griffith University and will complete his FFA "A" Licence in early 2018. He has been coaching for approximately 10 seasons, winning some trophies in the lower leagues but is looking forward to working with a team higher up, challenging for titles. Lee's career highlights so far are turning teams around to the point of making it into the SYL competitive league, despite some of them being expected to fight relegation. Lee likes to see his team playing attractive football and punching above their weight. He's managed to get several teams, during his time at Peninsula Power, into the top four and consistently made the semi-finals at the Gold Coast Cup.





U18 Girl's Coach



U16 Boy's Coach

U15 Girl's Coach

U15 Boy's Coach

Noel Blake - FFA "B" Licence



Noel has 43+ years of coaching experience in Brisbane Clubs. His coaching career started with ACE where he 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.
His experience in 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 and also coached an U15 team to a State Title.
With the change in the football structure within Queensland, Noel then went on to coach at Football Brisbane, Albany Creek JPL and Moreton Bay NPL, Under 12, Under 13 and Under 14 teams. Noel's passion is to improve and develop players at this important stage of their football career to reach their ultimate goal.


U14 Boy's Coach

Jason Groth - FFA "C Youth" Licence

Assistant Coach: John Powell




After a coaching career of 10+ years, Jason has found himself turning full circle and back to the age group’s where he first started. During this tenure, he's found that he's a more accomplished coach within the “skills” side of the game, where his passion lies. Jason's mainfocus is teaching player actions, the four core skills being, first touch, running with the ball, striking the ball and 1v1. He is also a firm believer in coaching correct technique and encouraging individual skills and creativity.

Jason hasfound that the skills acquisition phase of football (age 9 -13) is where he witnesses the best results from his coaching style and where he gets the most enjoyment.For the foreseeable future, he would like to continue coaching and developing this age group, contributing to Football Queensland success.


U13 Girl's Coach

SAP U13 Boy's Coach 

Tom Koelmeyer - Undergoing FFA "C Youth" Licence



Tom is very excited to be involved with MBU again in 2018, both working with the players and coaches. He has previously coached at Grange Thistle and most recently with MBU with the U12 NPL boys in 2017. Tom is completing his Youth C License, however he is always striving to develop his football knowledge and coaching ability. As a coach, Tom strives to help players reach their footballing goals no matter what it may be. To date the highlight of his coaching career was taking U12 NPL boys to the  Gold Coast cup in 2017, where they were crowned champions.

SAP U11 Boy's Coach 

Ethan Bryant - FFA "C Youth" Licence




Ethan is in his fifth year of coaching. He has spent three in the ACE SYL system and 2017 in the NPL system. Ethan has served as Assistant coach for three of those years, mainly in the U12/U13 system. The highlight of his coaching to date is watching players that he's coached, develop and go on to better things. Ethan wants to coach due to his passion for the game, and wanting to implement his own style and philosophy into a team.

SAP U11/12 Girl's Coach

Linley Archard and Kristi New


SAP U10 Boy's Coach

Ben Parkin - Undergoing FFA "C Youth" Licence



Ben has been coaching juniors at Grange Thistle and ACE since 2014. He started at the grassroots level coaching an U6 team through to having both of the 2017 Logan Cup winning U8 and U9 Cross River Teams at ACE. Ben's passion for Youth development is the reason for moving into the MBU SAP Program. He has played football for 36 years, and has been fortunate enough to have many coaches at all levels, allowing him to now give back what he's learned, to the next generation of Socceroos. Ben is really conscious of the effect coaches have on the players, not only on the field, but also off the field, which is why he doesn't take his role lightly. He's always looking to improve with the assistance of the great coaches we have within MBU. Ben said he's 

really looking forward to working with Cameron Millar and the 2018 SAP coaches in developing the youth of MBU, and exposing them to the wider culture of MBU Football Club. 


SAP U9 Boy's Coach

Sam Dickinson