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:  Jacob Huigsloot (left) and Aaron Marney with their trophies [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights]

Jayden Hey was named as Glenorchy Knights’ senior team’s best-and-fairest player and the players’ player-of-the-year at the club’s trophy presentation evening at the Australia Croatian Club in Glenorchy on Saturday.

Jacob Huigsloot, who will be leaving for Melbourne soon, was the top scorer.


Photo:  Ethan Engels receives his top scorer award from Mr Giusti [Photo courtesy of Raelene Hennicke]

Defender Andrew Telega won the Luigi Genovesi Best-and-Fairest Player award for the Tilford Zebras senior side and was presented with his trophy by Maureen Absolom at Saturday night’s presentation ceremony at the Australian Italian Club.

Telega won the award on a count-back from Kurt Engels, who picked up the Players’ Player Award.


Photo:  Josh Fielding receives his best-and-fairest trophy from the grandson of Olympia's founding president, the late John Kalis.  Looking on are MC Steve Kalminios and current president George Mamacas [PlessPix]

Josh Fielding won Olympia Warriors’ best-and-fairest award for the senior Premier League team at the club’s trophy presentation dinner on Saturday night at the Hellenic Hall in North Hobart.

Janko Begovic was presented with the Coach’s Award by senior-team coach Glen McNeill.


Photo:  Alessandro Del Piero, Sydney FC's marquee signing, autographs a shirt [Photo courtesy of Jim Vafakos]


Melbourne Victory 1-2 Melbourne Heart

Wellington Phoenix 2-0 Sydney FC


Photo:  Sacha Rose and Eli Luttmer with their trophies [PlessPix]

Eli Luttmer and Sacha Rose won Taroona’s best-and-fairest awards in the club’s men’s and women’s senior sides, respectively, at last night’s trophy presentation dinner at the Henry Jones Art Hotel.

And, club president, John Meehan, was presented with life membership of the Taroona club.


Photo:  Under-13 players with Tony Franken, the national goalkeeping coach [Photo courtesy of Kurt Reynolds]

The Tasmanian Under-13 and Under-14 representative teams both lost their matches today on Day Four of the national championships at Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.

The Under-13s lost 4-1 to Victoria Country, while the Under-14s went down by the same score-line against Northern New South Wales Metro.


Photo:  Steve 'Spinner' Adkins in his South Hobart days [PlessPix]

Steve ‘Spinner’ Adkins is the new coach of Kingborough Lions United for the inaugural Victory League competition next season.

His assistant will be Kevan Wright, who was assistant to this past season’s senior coach, Matthew Rhodes.

Tasmania’s Under-14s beat Northern New South Wales Country 2-1 at the national championships at Coffs Harbour today.

The Tasmanian Under-13s lost 8-0 to New South Wales Country earlier in the day.