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:  Tasmania score against the North-West [Photo by Adam Cai]

The sons of several former greats of the game in Tasmania were on view at Devonport’s Valley Road earlier this month during a three-day training camp for the State Under-13 boys’ squad.

Gianluca Pizzirani, Ricardo Gugliotti and Sam Leszczynski were all in action during the camp held from Monday, 6 June, until Wednesday, 8 June.


Photo:  Zebras' Sam McIntyre battles Beachside's Barry Pope and Cameron Sweeney for the ball [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League (Sandown Park, Wednesday, 22 June 2011)

Beachside 1 (Sweeney 78)

Tilford Zebras 6 (Self 3, Cripps 22, 32, Welch 29, Westland og 73, Walsh 90)

HT: 0-4   Att: 50   Ref: K Barker

Beachside: Soszynski  -  Westland, Van Heyster, Robinson, Turner  -  Atkin, Markellos (Brown 46), Henderson (Dunne 60), Pope (Gordon 46)  -  Sweeney, Keygan

Tilford Zebras: Mainella  -  Muller, Telega, Smith, K Engels  -  Self, Ladic, Andrews, McIntyre (Thorpe 60)  -  Welch (Walsh 75), Cripps (F Lapolla 60)  (Sub not used:  Minty)


Photo:  Ricky Self has opened the scoring for Zebras after just 3 minutes [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

Beachside 1 (Sweeney 78) lost to Tilford Zebras 6 (Self 3, Cripps 22, 32, Welch 29, Westland 73 og, Walsh 90)


Photo:  Eli Luttmer heads clear [PlessPix]

Promising TIS/NTC player, Eli Luttmer, recently underwent back surgery in Melbourne.

Luttmer, who had trials with the Joeys squad last year, was unable to play because of the career-threatening injury.