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:  Olympia's Bliss Cantrell (on the ball) is a strong contender for honours [PlessPix]

It’s hard to talk authoritatively about women’s football if you haven’t watched many games.

From the games I have seen, several players stand out and must be considered to be in with a good chance of winning the player-of-the-year award, which will be held in conjunction with the Vic Tuting Silver Medal Count at the Hellenic Hall on Friday, 14 October.


Photo:  Olyroos coach Aurelio Vidmar was disappointed [PlessPix]

This is an unedited FFA media release from Adam Mark:


Wednesday 21 September 2011

The Qantas Australian U-23s and the UAE played out a 0-0 draw in their opening match of the third round of AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympic Games at Hindmarsh Stadium this evening.


Photo:  Clarence United's Kyu Jun Kim (left) is my favourite for the medal [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania have released an amended list of players invited to attend the Vic Tuting Silver Medal count on Friday, 14 October, at the Hellenic Hall in North Hobart.

So, here I go with another preview.


Photo:  The audience at Tuesday evening's reception for Ben Buckley and John Boultbee [PlessPix]

Ben Buckley, CEO of Football Federation Australia, and John Boultbee, Head of National Teams and Football Development at FFA, were in Hobart on Tuesday to attend a meeting of the Football Federation Tasmania Board.

Buckley and Boultbee were welcomed at a cocktail reception in the evening at Forestry Tasmania headquarters in Melville Street, attended by most club presidents and some government and local government officials.