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 had 23 warriors at first training session [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors began pre-season training at Warrior Park on Monday night and 23 players participated.

Adam McKeown and Liam Scott from New Town Eagles were present, as were Clarence United’s Mattias Toghill, Emmanuel Tsakiris and Grant Malcolm.


Photo:  Melbourne Victory managing director Richard Wilson at today's media conference at Aurora Stadium in Launceston [Photo courtesy of Football Federation Tasmania]

Tickets for the A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners went on sale today through Ticketmaster.

The game is scheduled for Aurora Stadium in Launceston on Saturday, 12 January 2013, at 5.30pm.


Photo:  New Town Eagles president Bill Shackcloth condemned the outrage [PlessPix]

Vandals have painted offensive graffiti on South Hobart FC’s Wellesley Park clubrooms overnight.

The graffiti consisted of insults and expletives and were signed off with ‘CSE forever’ and ‘Eagles 4 lyf’.

The police were notified and an investigation is currently underway.


Photo:  Steve 'Spinner' Adkins ready to start pre-season with Lions [Photo courtesy of Kingborough Lions United]

Kingborough Lions United commence Victory League pre-season training on Tuesday, 20 November 2012, at Lightwood Park Ground No. 3.

Steve ‘Spinner’ Adkins is Kingborough’s Victory League coach and his assistant is Kevan Wright.


Photo:  Kurt Reynolds instructing the would-be coaches at KGV Park today [PlessPix]

Eleven prospective coaches began their Senior Coaching Licence course on the Community Coaching Pathway at KGV Park today under the tutelage of Football Federation Tasmania’s technical director, Kurt Reynolds.

This course is the highest on offer on the Community Coaching Pathway and will continue tomorrow and also next weekend.


Photo:  Michael Garth is one Tasmanian player who will be going for gold tomorrow [PlessPix]

Tasmania’s two men’s teams and the Tasmanian women’s team will play in tomorrow’s gold medal finals at the Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast.

The men’s over-50s won their final game 1-0 through a Kim Barker goal and will be in tomorrow’s gold medal final at 10.30am.


Photo:  Anthony Alexander, coach of the SAP squad [PlessPix]

Twenty-three young Tasmanian players head to Melbourne tomorrow on a 4-day tour of Victoria.

They are 12-year-olds who are members of the 2012 Skill Acquisition Program (SAP).

They have participated in 36 SAP training sessions during the year and will continue the program until mid-December.


Photo:  Richard Leszczynski has been among the goals for Tassie's Over-45s [PlessPix]

The Tasmanian Over 45s team at the Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast have acquitted themselves well and have qualified for the gold medal match with two games remaining.

The Over-50s have been plagued by draws and will need to start winning if they have any chance of picking up a gold medal.