Meet Our Coaches - Pine Hills FC

Meet Our Coaches

Director of Football & 2024 U17 Girls Team Coach - Corrie Popplewell

Corrie has been coaching for approximately 20 years at various levels. Prior to that he had many years of playing experience. Corrie has coached seniors, youth and squirts and more recently has coached our Academy teams, and coordinator of our girl's program. In recent years. Corrie has coached his team to league champions and grand final winners. Corrie is passionate about developing girls football at Pine Hills.


Female Football Coordinator - Kellie Butler

Kellie has been a volunteer at Pine Hills for the past four years. Over that time she has fulfilled both coach and manager roles for boys and girls youth teams. In 2022, she was also involved with the implementation of the PLUS program fitness testing. For the 2023 season, Kellie moved into the role of Female Football Coordinator where she now remains. Kellie has been in the fitness industry, within the Australian Army, for the last 25 years. More recently, her interests have shifted to the athlete wellbeing space and she is currently studying Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management through the Wellbeing Science Institute..

U6-U12 Age Group Coordinator - Luke McKenna

Luke McKenna was a QLD Junior representative player and then later played in the Brisbane Premier League for Pine Hills FC and Taringa Rovers FC. Luke currently plays Senior football at Pine Hills FC and his own children also play at PHFC. Luke has worked as a teacher and Assistant Principal and greatly enjoys working with young people. He has had the opportunity to coach junior and senior soccer teams over the last 15 years. Coaching juniors at PHFC is an opportunity to give back to the game that has added to his life for more than 25 years. 

U13 - U18 Age Group Coordinator & U16 MYL Coach - Dafydd Jones (Stitch)

Stitch is a long-time lover of football who brought his passion from Wales to Brisbane many years ago.

Stitch continues to play in the over 35 competition. Stitch is a passionate coach who soaks up new ideas and knowledge.

Favourite team: Liverpool

U23 FQPLW2 Team Coach - Jason Tomins

Jason lives and breathes football, soaking up as much knowledge as he can to improve his coaching and further develop his players. You will often see him at the club helping out other coaches and always giving players
positive feedback. Jason is also the Head Coach for our holiday clinics and the U23 FQPL2 Womens team coach.

Favourite Team: Liverpool

Qualifications: Youth C License


U13 Team Coach - Lloyd Davies

I have been part of the Pine Hills community for well over 5 years playing from under 14’s up to mens city league.

Originally from Wrexham, Wales, I have always had a strong passion for football and I am keen to develop my skills as a coach while passing on knowledge and experience I have learnt to the under 13 team I will be working with this year.


Favourite Team: Wrexham AFC

Qualifications: MiniRoo’s certificate and currently completing a FA Wales football leaders award


2024 U12 Select Team Coach - John Powell

I've been at Pine Hills for over 10 years, coaching children from under 6's and up, mostly spending my time with first team players.

I've completed a number of basic training skills courses with the club i.e. miniroos certificate and basic skills training certificate. My plan in 2024 is to complete the level 3 training certificate so I can continue to work with developing my player's skills and leading them in the right direction for their future development. 

I really enjoy coaching my players and watching them develop their skills. That's probably the most rewarding part of being a coach for me!

Favourite team: West Bromwich Albion

Other Coaches

We also acknowledge and celebrate the many new and beginning coaches we have at our club. It is impossible to provide a coaching program that develops our players without the volunteer mums and dads who put their hand up to coach each year. The club is grateful of this support.

We are committed to supporting our new and beginning coaches during 2023 through our provision of coaching programs, age-group coordinators and the recurring support of the Director of Football.

To learn more about coaching at Pine Hills FC, click here!

Rnd 18: FQPL2 U23 v Ipswich Knights
Rnd 18: FQPL2 v Ipswich Knights
Rnd 16: FQPLW2 U23 v Springfield United
Rnd 16: FQPLW2 v Springfield United
Rnd 20: FQPL2 U23 v Maroochydore
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