Who Is Walter Pless?

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 green artificial surface being put down at KGV Park [Photo courtesy of Ronnie Bolton]

The artificial surface is currently being laid at KGV Park.

The base has been carefully prepared over the past weeks and yesterday the furst signs of the green surface appeared.

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Photo:  Workmen laying the artificial surface today [PlessPix]

The ground is expected to be completed by mid March.

It will then be ready to host Victory League matches.

Tilford Zebras and Glenorchy Knights will use KGV Park as their home venues.

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Photo:  Looking north-west at the new ground [PlessPix]

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Photo:  The view of the grandstand and the new artificial pitch [PlessPix]

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Photo:  A view of the pitch looking towards the Glenorchy Aussie Rules ground [PlessPix]

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+1 #54 Anonymous 2013-03-03 09:33
So #51 it's ok for NTC, Knghts & Zebras to benefit from funding for ground upgrade but the rest have to languish with closed training grounds thru winter due to poor conditions..... why shouldn't other clubs have good facilities...gr ants are available for all to apply for if they want.
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0 #53 Anonymous 2013-03-02 06:58
Mortons academy would.still have to pay rent and all those kids still get to train which is great.
Which has to be good for the game .

Brett Clark
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+6 #52 anonymous 2013-03-02 00:37
#51 best comment for 2013 , how so true.
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+18 #51 Anonymous 2013-03-01 22:45
Quoting Anonymous:
zebs or knights supporter? I hope you enjoy the benefit of my tax $$$'s, yeah?


yeah, nah

it's totally fine for govts to fund infrastructure that benefits the peak body's development programs and major playing asset like KGV even if some clubs benefit more than others just because they have a leasing arrangement.

What's less palatable, to me at least, is the public funding given to South Hobart which primarily benefits only that one club and more importantly the commercial concern associated with South
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+1 #50 anonymous 2013-03-01 22:40
#49 very much appreciated mr non knights/zebra supporter , keep up the good work.
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-2 #49 Anonymous 2013-03-01 22:10
Quoting anonymous:
#47 well that makes 3 out of 5 clubs will be training on their home ground , and you know why the other 2 can't ? ... Yes that's correct they have grass pitches !!!!!'...


zebs or knights supporter? I hope you enjoy the benefit of my tax $$$'s, yeah?
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0 #48 anonymous 2013-03-01 12:31
#47 well that makes 3 out of 5 clubs will be training on their home ground , and you know why the other 2 can't ? ... Yes that's correct they have grass pitches !!!!!'...
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+3 #47 Anonymous 2013-03-01 05:06
Quoting anonymous:
well does make sense i thought , don't most of the other victory clubs train on their home ground , sth hobart-darcy st , olympia-warrior park , kingborough -lightwood park....


actually no, only Olympia train on their home pitch out of that lot.
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+5 #46 Anonymous 2013-03-01 05:00
Quoting Anonymous:
Unfortunately, this seem to be a lost opportunity for the broader football community although the NTC program, Zebs and Knights are probably happy that they won't need to chase alternative training options thru winter.

Nothing much in it for anyone else.


Particularly the spectators.
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+5 #45 Captain Australia 2013-03-01 04:00
If you don't ask, you dont get. Pollies never cease to amaze me.....Im just putting it out there, but I think the long term planning should point toward achieving a rectangular stadium in Tas, it could be a 10 year plan, but if its not planned for, it won't happen.

I don't think I have ever watched a full match of Rugby in any code, but I do know of the benifits of multi use facilities, if we engage the Union and League guys, they may have money to contribute, as may FFA, the Feds, the state (not likely) and I hear the Hobart and Glenorchy city councils are amoungst the cash richest in the country????
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