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:  Aubert Ruzigandekwe acknowledges his assist for Eddie Mohamed's goal today for International in the Sister Philippa Chapman Trophy tournament [PlessPix]

Aubert Ruzigandekwe has been reappointed as coach of Hobart United for the 2012 season.

Ruzigandekwe, who hails from Rwanda, played professionally in Belgium before coming to Australia and joining Tilford Zebras.


Photo:  Sam Rattray-O'Brien, Mary Rattray, Michelle O'Byrne and Dominic Longo at today's ceremony [PlessPix]

Dominic Longo and the late Alistair Rattray were today inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame.

It was high time that two of our footballers were recognised in this way as the game has been played in Tasmania for over a century and, since the formation of the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame in 1988, not one footballer had been represented.


Photo:  Jae-Ho Lee to trial with Wellington Phoenix [PlessPix]

Clarence United winger Jae-Ho Lee is to go for trials soon with A-League club Wellington Phoenix.

He is currently appearing for Derwent United in the Hobart United-run Sister Philippa Chapman Trophy series each Saturday at the Guilford Young College ground in Patrick Street.


Photo:  Will all the balls roll into place so that a viable State League can kick-off in 2013? [PlessPix]

A meeting of club presidents was convened at Ross last weekend by Football Federation Tasmania to discuss the draft business plan for the introduction of a State League competition in 2013.

The proposed league will be called the T-League (how could it be anything else judging from the pattern all over the world?).

“The meeting was again very positive with all clubs present providing valuable feedback,” said Football Federation Tasmania CEO, John Boulous.