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:  Chris Hey is the new coach of Glenorchy Knights [PlessPix]

Chris Hey is the new coach of Glenorchy Knights.

He has been given a two-year contract with a one-year option.


Photo:  Michael Edwards to have stint as W-League coach [PlessPix]

Michael Edwards, head women’s coach with the NTC/TIS, will coach W-League side Melbourne Victory for several weeks, including for at least three league matches.

Edwards will fill in for Victory coach, Vicki Linton, who has commitments with the Australian under-16 national team in New Zealand from 1-9 October.


Photo:  Shelbi Vienna-Hallam (left) is off for a trial with Canberra [PlessPix]

Five NTC/TIS women players are off to Canberra on Wednesday for trials with W-League outfit Canberra United.

Adelyn Ayton, Olivia Edwards, Lucy Foote, Madeline O’Brien and Shelbi Vienna-Hallam will be vying for the few remaining berths in the Canberra United squad for the 2011-2012 season.


Photo:  South Hobart held their awards night on saturday at Zum in Salamanca Place [PlessPix]

Loic Feral, South Hobart’s French left-fullback, is the club’s Premier League side’s players’ player of the year.

The award was announced at South Hobart’s trophy presentation evening at Zum cafe in Salamanca Place on Saturday night.