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:  Janko Begovic at today's official retirement announcement [PlessPix]

Injury has forced the retirement of Janko Begovic, the 34-year-old captain of Victory League club Olympia Warriors.

Begovic played briefly as a junior with Hobart Juventus, but his senior career was spent with Glenorchy Knights and Olympia Warriors.


Photo:  Janko Begovic has retired [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors captain Janko Begovic has retired because of injury.

The announcement was made yesterday by Warriors president, George Mamacas.


Photo:  State coach Ken Morton issues instructions at training on Sunday [PlessPix]

The Tasmanian State squad had their first get-together on Sunday at KGV Park.

State coach Ken Morton and his assistants, Chris McKenna and Peter Savill, supervised the light training session.


Photo:  Kingborough's Angus Ewing (right) pursued by Olympia's Zac Piesse [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

Olympia Warriors 5 (Woolley 2, Herbert, Bellini, Browning) beat Kingborough Lions United 1 (A Ewing)


Photo:  Devonport City's Michael Holden shoots as South Hobart's Lucas Hill tries to block [PlessPix]

(Victory League, South Hobart Oval, Saturday, 22 June 2013)

South Hobart 3(C Hunt 36, 61, K Kanakaris 69)

Devonport City 1 (B Denehey 13)

HT:  1-1   Att:  250   Ref:  B Kopra

South Hobart:  Ferguson  -  Scott, Fielding, Hill, Williams  -  Ludlow, Hickey (Rogers 69), Kanakaris (Hamlett 80)  -  Hunt, Morton, Templin (Mizael 73)  (Subs not used:  Thomas, Pierce)

Devonport City:  C Eaves  -  Gorrie, Mulraney, Gratton (Chilcott 83), A Foote  -  B Foote, B Eaves, Stone  -  Holden, Mann, Denehey  (Subs not used:  Dance, Simon Wilson, McKenna)


Photo:  South Hobart's Josh Fielding launches a tackleon Devonport City's Michael Holden [PlessPix]

Victory League

South Hobart 3 (C Hunt 36, 61, K Kanakaris 69) beat Devonport City 1 (B Denehey 13)

Launceston City 1 (S Bin Sumaida) lost to Tilford Zebras 3 (J Clamp, own goal, K Engels)

Northern Rangers 1 (A Luate 67) lost to Kingborough Lions United 2 (M Palmer 41, T McDonald 48)


Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' George Kamano tries to outrun Olympia's Hugh Undy [PlessPix]

(Victory League, KGV Park, Friday, 21 June 2013)

Glenorchy Knights 0

Olympia Warriors 1 (S Jin 30)

HT:  0-1   Att:  150   Ref:  I Jozeljic

Glenorchy Knights:  S Cornish-Young  -  Booth, David, Clay, Robb  -  Hudson, Hey  -  Kamano, Marshall, Marney  -  Griffin  (Robinson 83) (Subs not used:  Aldridge, B Holmes, Roberts, Letiko)

Olympia Warriors:  Nester  -  Wilcock, Holmes, Mearns, Griffiths  -  Undy, Nichols, Kim  -  Jin, Ochaya, Kunwar (Kumpulainen 68)  (Subs not used:  Begovic, Herbert, Cale)


Photo:  Olympia's Gift Ochaya controls the ball ahead of Glenorchy Knights' Jade Clay [PlessPix]

Victory League

Glenorchy Knights 0 lost to Olympia Warriors 1 (Seungyong Jin 30)