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 luggage is loaded onto one of three buses at Hobart airport [PlessPix]

An under-12 and an under-13 boys’ team from the Hunter Region in Northern New South Wales arrived in Hobart today ready to begin their Tasmanian tour.


Photo:  Bob Gordon of Forestry Tasmania has presented the trophy to Taroona [PlessPix]

(Women’s State-wide Top-Four Grand Final, Aurora Stadium, Launceston, Sunday, 11 September 2011)

NTC/TIS 2 (Foote 47, Ayton 54)

Taroona 3 (Boulter 3, 21, 76)

HT: 1-2   Att: 300   Ref: S Natoli (Hobart)

NTC/TIS: Wedge  -  Stalker, Pearce, Vienna-Hallam, O'Brien  -  Ayton, MacGregor, Marmion  -  Foote, Gavalas, Edwards (Subs: Gee, Hutchinson, Cropp, Tsamassiros)

Taroona: Curtain;  Tarbath, Bremner, Tolman, Boulter, Ormandy-Neale, Mason, B Raymond, Manuela, Nicholl, Prescott (Subs:  Kennedy, D Raymond)

Tonight’s “Four Corners” program on ABC TV at 8.30pm is entitled “Own Goal”.

It examines the failed Australian World Cup bid, which cost $42 million and earned us only one vote.