Who Is Walter Pless?


A teacher by profession, but is now in his 38th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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Photo:  South's Brayden Mann races after the ball [PlessPix]

Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Semi-Final (South Hobart, Saturday, 23 July 2011)

South Hobart 4 (L Huigsloot 45+4, own-goal 60, T Roach 64, A Brennan 87)

Taroona 0

HT: 1-0   Att: 100   Ref: S Collins

South Hobart: Kruijver  -  Pennicott (Mann 65), Brown, Ludford, Feral  -  Hickey (Foley-Donoghue 80), L Huigsloot (Di Falco 73), Roach  -  Brennan, Lo, Scott  (Sub not used:  Moncur)

Taroona: Shepperd  -  Tubb, Young, Schaap, D Carey (Matthews 80)  -  Hoppitt (Loftus 57), Macgregor, Atkinson, Dove  -  Luttmer, James (Wright 65)  (Sub not used:  Hortle)


Photo:  Olympia's Jake Van Der Mey and Devonport's Nathan Grattan stretch for a header [PlessPix]

Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Semi-Finals

South Hobart 4 (L Huigsloot (45+5, Own-goal 60, T Roach 64, A Brennan 87) beat Taroona 0

Olympia Warriors 2 (own-goal 8, B Cronk 26) beat Devonport City 0

This is an unedited FFA media release:


22 July 2011

The Westfield Matildas have today broken into the top 10 of the latest FIFA Women’s World Rankings following their strong showing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.