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:  Brayden Mann netted 12 goals for South Hobart in 2011 [PlessPix]

South Hobart striker Brayden Mann has left the league champions to return to the North-West Coast.

He is likely to return to his former club, Ulverstone.

Mann joined South Hobart this past season from Ulverstone and proved a huge success, scoring 12 goals to finish as the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League’s third-ranked scorer.

A broken toe kept him out for a couple of months, so one can only imagine how many goals he would have scored if he had played in every match.

He has recently returned from a trip to England with Morton Soccer Schools.

Before going to England, he trained with the Melbourne Heart A-League youth side, together with a couple of other South Hobart youngsters, Liam Scott and Andy Brennan.

Mann has left his employment and is reported to be heading back home to the North-West Coast next week.

His departure is a significant loss to South Hobart, the reigning champions, who have since signed Bobby Eaves from Somerset.