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:  Michael Edwards takes last night's training at Olinda Grove [PlessPix]

Michael Edwards was back at work last night coaching the NTC/TIS women’s team at Olinda Grove after his stint as acting coach of W-League side Melbourne Victory.

A tired Edwards only returned yesterday from Victoria and was in charge of last night’s session.


Photo:  Liam Fitzgerald equalises for Zebras [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras drew 3-3 with the NTC/TIS at Olinda Grove this evening in a practice game played in 30-minute thirds.

Liam Fitzgerald, Kurt Engels and Fabian Lapolla netted for the Zebras, while the NTC/TIS replied through Yosef Kolele, Harrison Thomas and an own-goal by Andrew Telega.



Photo:  Romeo Frediani spent a month at Cosgrove High [Photo courtesy of Raelene Hennicke]

Romeo Frediani is ensuring that Tilford Zebras are spreading the football message out into the wide community.

The Zebras youth technical director has just spent a month coaching and familiarising students at Cosgrove High School with the world game, and also with futsal.


Photo:  Coach Chris Oddie joins in training [PlessPix]

The Central Region Under-12 girls’ side lost their opening match but won their second during their tour to Newcastle in Northern New South Wales this week.

On Wednesday, the Tasmanians played a Hunter regional side in Cessnock, about an hour’s drive north of Newcastle, and went down 3-0.