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: Jonathon Ladic speaks to MC David Wood after winning the medal as Premier Lara Giddings looks on [PlessPix]

Jonathon Ladic, the 26-year-old Tilford Zebras midfielder, is the 2011 Vic Tuting Silver Medal winner as the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League’s best-and-fairest player.

A shocked Ladic won with 38 votes, a massive 18 ahead of second-placed Marc Iseli of Kingborough Lions United.

Ladic was presented with his medal by Tasmanian Premier, Lara Giddings.


Photo:  Knights president Paul Woodham (left) presents Alex Holmes with the best-and-fairest award [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights]

Central defender Alex Holmes won Glenorchy Knights’ best-and-fairest player award at the club’s trophy presentation function last Saturday.

Goalkeeper Ben Peter won the players’ player-of-the-year award, while French midfielder Mathieu Gregoire was the senior Premier League side’s leading scorer with 7 goals.