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:  Kyah Simon and school principal Gill Berriman with FFA's gift to the Indigenous football students Simon addressed today [PlessPix]

Matilda striker Kyah Simon visited Bridgewater today to speak to students involved in the Indigenous football program at the Jordan River Learning Federation.

The 20-year-old is a Football Federation Australia Indigenous Ambassador and scored both goals when the Matildas beat Norway 2-1 at the Women’s World Cup in Germany this year.

[World Cup Qualifying (Asia Group D)]

Thailand 0-1 Australia (B Holman 76)

Australia made hard work of beating Thailand 1-0 in Bangkok tonight.

Thailand are ranked 114th by FIFA, while Australia are ranked 20th.


Photo:  Otto Klaus with wife Roslyn at the awards ceremony

Otto Klaus, the former coach of Ulverstone, Olympia, Rapid and Hobart City, has been awarded an Honorary Senior Fellowship by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Klaus, 79, moved to Queensland almost a decade ago and has been a volunteer coach at the university since 2003.


Photo:  Corey Smith and the Hammond Park Futsal team

The Muita Calma Cup futsal competition was held in Perth, Western Australia, last weekend and Tasmania’s Vikings Australian representative Corey Smith, who has signed for the Middlesbrough Futsal Club in England for 2012, participated.

Smith made a guest appearance for a club called Hammond Park, who arranged for Smith and the Australian Vikings Futsal captain, Gianni Romano, to play with them for the day.