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:  University's Olinda Grove complex [PlessPix]

University have slashed club membership fees for students from $265 to $190 for the coming season.

“We hope this makes soccer a more affordable option for students and we are, therefore, able to attract more students into our ranks,” said University president, Miles Barnard.


“Men’s pre-season has been solid under new coach Romilton Amaral, with training held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8pm.

“We have had between 15 and 25 players to each session, with numbers set to increase over the coming weeks as several players return from holidays and the University year commences.

“Women's pre-season commenced last week and is currently being held every Tuesday from 6pm to 7.30pm, with all female players, social or serious, welcome.

“Harry Booth will be coaching the Premier Women’s squad once the season proper commences.

“We are aiming to again field Women's Premier and Reserves teams, as well as a social team, so I encourage all prospective players to attend training.

“We had 15 at our first session.

“Junior teams will commence training during the first couple of weeks of February, with Under-14 Boys under Manoli Katsaros training on Mondays at 4.30pm, Under-16 Boys under Romilton Amaral, Miles Barnard and James Galloway, on Wednesdays at 5.00pm.

“The Under-18 Boys, under Brad Judge have yet to announce a time and day, and at this stage, the Under-20s have been training with the senior squad under coach Steve Binns.

“Girls’ junior teams, under-13 girls’ and under-16 girls’, the latter under Brad Judge, will commence training soon.

“We will be holding a youth sign-up day up at Olinda Grove on February 17th at 11am.

“There will be several coaches and senior players in attendance and a barbecue lunch will be provided for the kids.

“All current and new players are invited to come along and sign-up for the upcoming season.”

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Southern Premier League side Beachside will play Victory League side Kingborough Lions United at South Hobart on Saturday.

The reserves will kick off at 10am and the seniors at noon.

The Tilford Zebras and Glenorchy Knights pre-season friendly has now been switched to Cornelian Bay on Saturday.

The Southern Premier match kicks off at noon and the Victory League game at 2pm.

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+2 #33 Anonymous 2013-02-02 10:49
Easy don't play for Zebras , stop your whining and go and annoy some other club who welcomes women's soccer , by the way good luck .
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-1 #32 Anonymous 2013-02-02 09:37
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
I know fees at Zebras youth are more than what Uni charged last year.


Zeb's women $370 or there abouts..
For an amateur league run by amateur administrators... FFT how are ya?

It's not FFT it's the Zebras who decide that price

Alot of money to finish mid table again!!
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+1 #31 Anonymous 2013-02-02 07:09
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
I know fees at Zebras youth are more than what Uni charged last year.


Zeb's women $370 or there abouts..
For an amateur league run by amateur administrators... FFT how are ya?

It's not FFT it's the Zebras who decide that price
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0 #30 Anonymous 2013-02-02 07:07
Quoting Old Man River:
Quoting Anonymous:
Wow, thats some effort for Uni reducing their rego's: Sponsorship must be of plenty and well done to them.
As the FFT cost alone is:
$125 per player and Team Nomination for Preier League is $2500 so divide that by say 15 players = $166
$125
$166
Equal payable to FFT per player $291

not too sure how many other clubs could reduce their payables by $100 per player.


Subsidised by the SSAF (student services and amenities fee) that uni students pay?

Students have to pay for amenites at the Uni now have done for a long while
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0 #29 Anonymous 2013-02-02 03:46
Quoting Anonymous:
I know fees at Zebras youth are more than what Uni charged last year.


Zeb's women $370 or there abouts..
For an amateur league run by amateur administrators. .. FFT how are ya?
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-4 #28 Two Bobs Worth 2013-02-02 01:24
Quoting Anonymous:
Zebras were initially playing Knights at warrior park but it had to be moved cause Olympia didnt want knights 'getting used' to the surface before their summer cup game, which is absolutely ridiculous!!


Extraordinary if true, no wonder people hate them and they wonder why. FFT should remove all the SC fixtures from Warrior Park. Stupid idea anyway. Obviously a cosy deal in the first place - one should never look a gift horse in the mouth.
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0 #27 Old Man River 2013-02-01 22:05
Quoting Anonymous:
Wow, thats some effort for Uni reducing their rego's: Sponsorship must be of plenty and well done to them.
As the FFT cost alone is:
$125 per player and Team Nomination for Preier League is $2500 so divide that by say 15 players = $166
$125
$166
Equal payable to FFT per player $291

not too sure how many other clubs could reduce their payables by $100 per player.


Subsidised by the SSAF (student services and amenities fee) that uni students pay?
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+1 #26 Red 2013-02-01 09:07
Warrior park? - go play that sport somewhere else. I prefer football as it was intended. Artificial turf - its not the world game
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+6 #25 Anonymous 2013-02-01 09:01
why attack a sociable club like beachside when they are clearly recruiting excellent talent who have now got prior commitments. and are attracting those players who arent willing to deal with the v-league commitment. Beach will be a force this season and are no longer a has been team.
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+3 #24 Anonymous 2013-02-01 06:34
#23 I agree with your sentiment but they can do as they please and the Knights do have the first kick off on it in 2 weeks time against the ground owners. Although not the friendliest of calls made by the club I do understand and respect their right to do so. Your bitch about Warrior Park etc and KGV is however pathetic. Both grounds will serve the footballing community well for many many years to come.
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