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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After much lobbying by clubs and individuals to Football Federation Tasmania, a men’s over-35s competition has been organised.

The teams competing are Barnstoneworth United, Clarence United Spirit, New Town Eagles, DOSA, University Bombers and Kingborough Lions United.


Photo:  The captains meet the officials for the toss [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League (Warrior Park, Saturday, 26 March 2011)

Olympia Warriors 2 (C Flynn 70, B Phillips 75 pen)

Kingborough Lions United 4 (M Marchioli 7, 92, J Schuth 53, D Cooper 84)

HT: 0-1   Att: 200   Ref: S Collins

Olympia Warriors: Nester  -  Mohamad, Hedge (Wakefield 71), Flynn  -  Cronk, Phillips, Mason, Fielding (Page 61), Wadawu  -  Grillas (Woolley 61), Meredith

Kingborough Lions United: Leamey  -  Davies, W Abbott, Palmer, D Pearce  -  Bevan, Iseli, Marchioli, D Abbott (R Hinkley 89)  -  Schuth, Cooper  (Subs not used:  Herweynen, Davis)


Photo:  Andy Brennan (left) and Brayden Mann get ready to begin the slaughter [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League (South Hobart, Saturday, 26 March 2011)

South Hobart 8 (Brennan 7, 58, Kanakaris 32, Mann 41, 54, 64, D Brown 75, Roach 90)

Clarence United 0

HT: 3-0   Att: 350   Ref: I Jozeljic

South Hobart: Kruijver  -  Pennicott, D Brown, Ludford, Feral  -  Downes, Roach, Hickey (L Huigsloot 82)  -  Brennan (Di Falco 76), Mann, Kanakaris  (Subs not used:  Williams, Bladel, Paske)

Clarence United: Moschogianis  -  Toghill, Lewis (E Tsakiris 66), C Tsakiris, McMahon (Nicholson 59)  -  Stevens, Kim, Ling, Rees, Lee (Malovnek 72)  -  Park  (Subs not used:  Cornish, L Brown)


Photo:  Eagles' Nick Ferrall wins a header [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Premier League (Sandown Park, Sunday, 27 March 2011)

Beachside 3 (Keygen 13, Sweeney 21, Wass 70 og)

New Town Eagles 1 (Clamp 88)

HT: 2-0   Att: 120   Ref: C Phillips

Beachside: Soszynski  -  Atkin, Robinson, Douglas, Westland  -  Sweeney (Turner 75), Jarvis, Bigg, T Gordon (Henderson 55)  -  Rogers (Klasen 50), Keygen  (Sub not used:  A Bigg)

New Town Eagles: Pitchford  -  Clark, Kent, Anderson, Cox  -  Strang, N Ferrall (Page 60), Barabara (Wass 60), Whitehall  -  McKeown (Clamp 78), A Gordon  (Sub not used:  L Ferrall)