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:  Former Korean professional player Kim Dae-Won (left) played for Red Scorpions today [PlessPix]

Derwent United are top of the standings after today’s Round 4 matches in the Sister Philippa Chapman Cup competition organised by Hobart United.

Derwent United have 12 points from four games and have a perfect record.


Photo:  Central Region Under-12 girls completed their tour of Northern NSW today [PlessPix]

The Central Region Under-12 girls’ team finished their tour of Northern New South Wales today by watching Brisbane Roar set a new unbeaten games record of 34 matches with a 2-1 away win over Newcastle Jets at Ausgrid Stadium.


Photo:  An overhead kick by Hobart Tigers' Ezekiel Mateso while Red Scorpion's Francis Dricr can only look on [PlessPix]

Hobart United have organised a very entertaining cup series being played each Saturday at the Guilford Young College (the former St Virgil's campus) ground in Patrick Street, Hobart.

The tournament is named “The Sister Philippa Chapman Cup”, in honour of a Catholic nun who devoted much of her time to looking after refugees in Tasmania.


Photo:  Ronnie Bolton would like to get Clarence United into the top two or three next season [PlessPix]

I spoke recently to Ronnie Bolton, the new coach of Premier League side Clarence United.

Bolton came to Australia as a 19-year-old after playing junior representative football in both England and Scotland.

In Tasmania, he played for Olympia and Caledonians.