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:  The visiting Korean players and their coaches pose with FFT staff at last night's dinner [PlessPix]

The visiting Korean junior football team hosted Football Federation Tasmania officials at a dinner last night at the Wah Yuen restaurant in New Town.

Sung Jin Baek, the director of the Korea Youth Football Association, attended the dinner.


Photo:  Korea clear their lines against Southern Tasmania today [PlessPix]

A Korean under-12 side is visiting Tasmania at present and they participated in the Skill Aquisition Program festival in Launceston on the weekend.

Today, they played the Southern Tasmania under-13s at Warrior Park.


Photo:  A collision between two players in the Women's Summer Cup Final [PlessPix]



(My thanks to Ash Wilkes for this footage.)


Photo:  The players are interviewed for the audience at today's Victory League launch [PlessPix]

The Victory League was officially launched in Hobart this morning at a function at the Henry Jones Art Hotel.

It was attended by representatives of A-League club Melbourne Victory, Football Federation Australia, Football Federation Tasmania, Tasmanian football clubs, sponsors and Tasmanian politicians.


Photo:  Olympia's Nicholas Mearns and Taroona's Toby Dove fight for possession [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup Final, Men’s Section A, South Hobart, Saturday, 16 March 2013)

Olympia Warriors 2 (E Tsakiris 45, H Undy 68)

Taroona 1 (E Luttmer 70)

HT: 1-0   Att: 200   Ref: B Kopra

Olympia Warriors: Nester  -  Wilcock, Begovic, Holmes, Phillips  -  Woolley, Nichols, H Undy, Mearns  -  Wadawu, Meredith  (Interchange:  E Tsakiris, Jeong Bin Kim, Kunwar, Nowicki, Voss)

Taroona: Burridge  -  Tubb, Schaap, Cherry, Darragh Carey  -  Kang, E Luttmer, H Luttmer, Dove, Abbott  -  James  (Interchange:  Haslewood, Young, O’Donovan)


Photo:  Olympia captain Janko Begovic receives the Summer Cup trophy from Football Federation Tasmania president Sean Collins [PlessPix]

Men's Section A Final

Olympia Warriors 2 (E Tsakiris 45, H Undy 68) beat Taroona 1 (E Luttmer 70)


Photo:  Metro's Jason Rozynski on the attack as Kingborough's Llewellyn Maiden can only watch [PlessPix]

(Men’s Social Summer Cup Final, Warrior Park, Friday, 15 March 2013)

Kingborough Blue 0

Metro 1 (R Stern 8)

HT: 0-1   Att: 90   Ref: T Prendergast

Kingborough Blue: Coleman;  Jarman, R New, Ahmed-Zeki, Aliste, P Cooper, R Daley, Harms, Jarman, McKay, Richardson, M Vavoulas (Substitutes:  Walton, Shabala, Nuttall, Maiden, Hansen)

Metro: Biggar;  Chaffey, Chatwin, Daniels, McQueen, Stern, Knight, McGuinness, Medhurst, Jason Rozynski, Woodward (Substitutes:  Land, Brooks, Richards, James Rozynski)