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:  Tilford Zebras coach Eamonn Kelly was disappointed that the first match was called off [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras’ opening game of their three-match tour to Brisbane was called off last night because of a waterlogged pitch.

The match has been rescheduled for Saturday.


Photo: The Tasmanian Vikings men's football side in Sydney [Photo courtesy of Corey Smith]

Better late than never, so here’s a brief report about last week’s Vikings Futsal championships in Sydney.

The Tasmanian men’s team finished second in their group and were beaten only by the finalists, NSW City South, 4-2.

Ron Smith, the former coach of the Australian Institute of Sport and currently on the coaching staff of the Socceroos, has launched an iPhone application called ‘Football Practices’.

There are 30 practices, with a sample of a practice for from three players to as many as 20.


Photo:  Sam Cannamela is back with Clarence United [PlessPix]

Clarence United hope to have their new Scottish import here by mid-February.

Meanwhile, David Hoppitt and Sam Cannamela have returned to the club, while Adam Hedge, who was with Olympia last season, is training with Clarence.