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:  The Tasmanian under-13s have two wins after two days [PlessPix]

The Football Federation Tasmania boys’ State under-13 and under-14 teams have made good starts at the Football Federation Australia national championships in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

The under-13s won their two opening matches, while the under-14s have a win and a loss to their credit after two outings.

This is an unedited FFA media release:


Monday 3 October 2011

Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck today confirmed that Mark Schwarzer and Tim Cahill would not travel to Sydney to join the squad for the upcoming international friendly match against Malaysia (Friday 7 October 2011, Kick-off 8pm) or the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier against Oman (Tuesday 11 October 2011, Kick-off 7:30pm).


Photo:  Kingborough president Brian Dale (left) Kingborough Mayor Graham Bury, and senior goalkeeper David Leamey [Carolyn Whitehouse, Kingborough Chronicle]

Midfielder Ryan Bevan won Kingborough Lions United’s George Arnott Medal as the best-and-fairest senior Premier League player.

He also won the Players’ Player-of-the-Year award to complete a prestigious double.