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 under-13 trial in progress at Cornelian Bay today [PlessPix]

The first southern trials for the State Under-13 and Under-14 boys’ teams were held at Cornelian Bay this afternoon.

Southern coach Anthony Alexander was assisted by Football Federation Tasmania technical director and game development manager, Kurt Reynolds, and NTC men’s coach, Dean May.


Photo:  Patrick Foley-Donoghue practising heading at Zebras training [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras have picked up two promising young players in Patrick Foley-Donoghue and Luke Wilcock.

Twenty-year-old Patrick Foley-Donoghue has joined Tilford Zebras for the opportunity to play senior football.

Nineteen-year-old Wilcock has joined the club from Clarence United.


Photo:  David Smith conducts a training exercise at Warrior Park tonight [PlessPix]

David Smith, the Northern New South Wales technical director, conducted training this evening for Olympia Warriors at Warrior Park.

Smith, the former Tasmanian director of coaching and Football Federation Tasmania CEO, is in Tasmania for family reasons.


Photo:  Tim Undy, Olympia's sports trainer, in the club's new mini-gymnasium at Warrior Park [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors had a very successful camp at Coningham on the weekend, but no football was involved.

The 35 players went down to the camp on Friday evening and returned on Sunday afternoon after what was a bonding and physical fitness weekend.