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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This is a media release issued by FFA on 31 May 2011:


31 May 2011

Football Federation Australia today released the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season draw live through host broadcast partner Fox Sports and Fox Sports News.

The Hyundai A-League will this season start in a brand new football window with an all new kick-off set for October 8 with a feast of opening Week 1 clashes including Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC, Perth Glory v Adelaide United, and the Hyundai A-League 2011 Grand Final re-match between 2011 Champions Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium.


Photo:  Stefano Lufi filming at South Hobart [PlessPix]

Tasmanian football has never been documented as extensively as it is nowadays.

One of the main reasons for this is Stefano Lufi, also known as Mr Video, who is a familiar sight at many of our football grounds each week.

The 51-year-old films games throughout Tasmania and posts them on YouTube and several websites so that everyone can enjoy Tasmanian football highlights.


Photo:  Derwent United (yellow shirts) against South Hobart in an under-13 match at Weily Park [PlessPix]

The newly formed club Derwent United is making good progress at both junior and senior levels.

I watched the club’s under-13 side beat South Hobart 7-0 at Weily Park in Bridgewater on Saturday morning and, believe me, there are some talented players in Derwent United’s ranks.


Photo:  Clarence shhot wide of the Zebras goal [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League (Wentworth Park, Saturday, 28 May 2011)

Clarence United 1 (B Hamlett 58)

Tilford Zebras 1 (A Telega 77)

HT: 0-0   Att: 80   Ref: K Barker

Clarence United: Cornish  -  Toghill, Nicholson, Lewis, Price  -  Rees, Parker, Kim, C Tsakiris (Stevens 85)  -  Hamlett (Kunwar 85), Lee  (Subs not used:  E Tsakiris, Moschogianis)

Tilford Zebras: Kaden  -  K Engels, Smith, Andrews, Hall  -  Self, Telega, McIntyre, Welch  -  Cripps, Walsh  (Subs not used:  L Engels, A McIntyre, Minty, Jarvie)