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Coopers Coaching Corner - Brett 'Noodles' McEvoy

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Coopers Coaching Corner - Brett 'Noodles' McEvoy

Andrew Thomson


It is a bit of a family affair in the Western Magpies Colts coaching ranks with Brett McEvoy as Assistant Coach to his brother-in-law Reid Dobson. Besides the family connection, 'Noodles' as he is universally known, and Dobbo also have a long history of being team-mates and friends within the Magpies football family.

Noodles was an accomplished player for the Magpies and played on a half forward flank where his deadly left foot was a weapon for the Pies.


In true clubman fashion when he was playing in his twenties he was also assisting at Sherwood junior training for many years.

As he grew older and slowed down he rolled around the centre of the ground for the Reserves and despite losing a bit of pace he also had the football nous to read the play, seemed to always be where the footy was and then managed to wriggle his way out of trouble with his trusty left foot. 

And all this was done with his enigmatic smile always on his face. 

He started at Sherwood under 8s and progressed through the ranks, winning premierships in Under 13s, 14s and 16s while a youngster.

He graduated to the Western Magpies to play a number of years in the Seniors.

He moved away to teach at Moranbah and played with the Bulldogs in the Mackay competition. It involved a lot of travel--over 200km each way every second week to play footy--that's dedication!

On returning to Brisban , Noodles linked up with his beloved Magpies again and played in the centre for the Reserves, winning the AFLQ Division 2 League Best and Fairest Medal in 2011. He then decided to join the Woodsmen and played in his first Senior Premiership in 2014 after many near misses.

Brett has an astute football brain and with his teaching background has the ability to impart his knowledge of the game to the Colts players and also develop them to not only being better players but also fine young men the club and their families can be proud of.