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:  Zebras' Mattias Toghill stretches for the ball [PlessPix]

(Victory League, KGV Park, Saturday, 10 August 2013)

Tilford Zebras 6 (A Clark 38, A McKeown 45, 66, K Engels 50, 70, J Ladic 89)

Launceston City 2 (S Bin Sumaida 69, N Bartlett 83)

HT:  2-0   Att:  100   Ref:  C Parr

Tilford Zebras:  Kay  -  Toghill, Telega (Smith 80), Palmer, K Engels  -  Page, Ladic, Cairns  -  Clark, Clamp (E Engels 87), McKeown  (Subs not used:  (Siedler, MacDonald, Welch)

Launceston City:  Rossetto  -  Kadima, Sciulli, S Egan (Kargbo 76), D Egan  -  Hill, Bartlett, Pender, J Duncan  -  Bin Sumaida, L Duncan (Campbell 58)


Photo:  Prominent local Korean coach Hyo Suk Jin farewells the Tasmanian side at Hobart Airport this morning [Photo courtesy of FFT]

The Under 12 Tasmanian representative team left for South Korea this morning to participate in one of the most prestigious youth football tournaments on the planet.

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) CEO John Boulous is in the travelling party and believes the trip is a great chance to sell the state of Tasmania as a football destination.


Photo:  Stanley Stoneman demonstrates his style at KGV Park today [PlessPix]

Young Tasmanian goalkeeper Stanley Stoneman has been identified as one of the country’s most promising young custodians.

Stoneman, 12, has been invited to attend a Football Federation Australia (FFA) goalkeeper development camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) from 15-18 August after being identified by Socceroos goalkeeping coach, Tony Franken.


Photo:  Kingborough's Danny Cowen controls the ball ahead of Rangers' Ayden Demeijer [PlessPix]

(Victory League, Lightwood Park, Saturday, 10 August 2013)

Kingborough Lions United 1 (D Cowen 33)

Northern Rangers 1 (N Lanau-Atkinson 11)

HT:  1-1   Att:  98   Ref:  C Phillips

Kingborough Lions United:  Duncan  -  Hawkins, Cuthbertson, T Pearce, D Pearce  -  Cowen, Marchioli, Palmer, McDonald  -  Verdouw, Dae Kang (Jun Choon 79)  (Subs not used:  Bilson, J Davis, Leamey)

Northern Rangers:  Pooley  -  Burk, McCarragher, Tuma, Demeijer  -  Rigby, P Lanau-Atkinson (Towns 53), Hingston  -  Luate, N Lanau-Atkinson (Cristy 89), Brassington  (Subs not used:  Fisher, Lichtendonk, Nugteren)


Photo:  Goalmouth action at Warrior Park [PlessPix]

(Victory League, Warrior Park, Friday, 9 August 2013)

Olympia Warriors 2 (N Meredith 23, A Holmes 62)

Glenorchy Knights 0

HT:  1-0   Att:  100   Ref:  I Jozeljic

Olympia Warriors:  Cale (Nester 72)  -  Almeida, Holmes, Kumpulainen, Griffiths  -  Undy, Mearns, Phillips, Meredith  -  Seung Yong Jin, E Tsakiris (Ochaya 80)  (Subs not used:  Kunwar, Wilcock, Herbert)

Glenorchy Knights:  McKenna  -  Robinson, Clay, David, Robb  -  Marney, Hey, Kamba, Hudson, Marshall (Kamano 75)  -  Griffin (Booth 71)  (Subs not used:  Roberts, S Cornish-Young)


Photo:  The exisiting full-size pitch at Cambridge has an excellent surface [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) today announced the launch of the Cambridge Football Precinct business case and concept layout plan.

The Cambridge Football Precinct is a planned hub for local junior, youth and senior football to accommodate for the growing demands on football infrastructure in the south of the state.


Photo:  Tristan Prendergast at KGV Park today [PlessPix]

Former NTC goalkeeper Tristan Prendergast is about to sign a youth contract with A-League club Sydney FC this month.

In the meantime, he has been training with the senior team but just missed out on travelling to Italy with the club for a series of pre-season friendlies.


Photo:  Lucas Hill tries to stop Adam McKeown from breaking through in today's Staet training session match [PlessPix]

There were 23 players at State training at KGV Park on Sunday and the session concluded with a game of two 25-minute halves.

One side played a short passing game, which is akin to that played by Melbourne Victory, while the other simply played a 4-3-3 system.