Who Is Walter Pless?

Walter_Pless

A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th 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:  Zebras players have a drinks break during training tonight [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras began their preparations for next years’ inaugural Victory League with their first training session tonight under new coach Stephen Pitchford.

Fourteen players were present and only one was from New Town Eagles  -  David Cox, who used to play with Zebras before transferring to Eagles.

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Photo (L-R):  Anthony Alexander, Tom Sherman and John Peter befoer today's clinic at Rosetta Primary School [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights have been conducting junior coaching clinics over the past week at various primary schools in the Glenorchy area.

Today, players Tom Sherman and Jayden Hey, and Football Federation Tasmania development officer Anthony Alexander, were at Rosetta Primary School.

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Photo:  The NTC squad helped out with practical coaching demonstrations [PlessPix]

Fifty or so coaches from around Tasmania attended the Pelada State Coaching Conference in Hobart on the weekend.

One of the guest presenters was Alistair Edwards, Football Federation Australia’s assistant technical director.

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Photo:  Hugo Bladel has a crack at goal in one of tonight's games [PlessPix]

It was bitterly cold at Olinda Grove this evening, but all the players participating in University’s twilight football competition seemed to be having fun.

It was the mixed social league this evening and there was ample skill and some good goals on view.

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Photo:  Nathan Robinson on the ball [PlessPix]

Nathan Robinson will coach Beachside in next season’s Southern Premier League competition.

Robinson, who has coached Beachside before, takes over from Brett Pullen, who has been at the helm for the past two seasons.

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Photo:  University's Premier League players (in yellow) before the game against the club's Over-35s team at Olinda Grove [Photo courtesy of University FC]

University’s current twilight competition has attracted 26 teams, while the club ended the 2012 season with a game between their Premier League side and the Over-35s, the Premier League boys winning 4-1.

University, who have been included in next season’s Southern Premier League, are on the lookout for coaches.