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:  Metro on the attack against Kingborough Blue tonight [PlessPix]

Men’s Social Summer Cup Final

Metro 1 (R Stern 8) beat Kingborough Blue 0


Photo:  Olympia Warriors will start as favourites against Taroona [PlessPix]

Tomorrow will be a big day for Olympia Warriors.

Three of their teams are involved in Summer Cup Finals action at South Hobart, starting at 10am when Olympia meet South Hobart in the Men’s Section B Final.


Photo:  Jeremy Walker in TIS colours before he moved to Melbourne [PlessPix]

Tasmanian youngster Jeremy Walker has signed a professional contract with A-League club Melbourne Heart.

Walker, 19, is the first Tasmanian to play A-League football after cutting his teeth with the Tasmanian Institute of Sport side.


Photo:  Ken Morton (second from left) has found renewed enthusiasm after this unfortunate episode and is still at the helm of South Hobart and keen to get cracking [Photo courtesy of Raelene Hennicke]

I have been inundated all day with phone calls, text messages and comments for this website about Ken Morton’s supposed resignation as coach of South Hobart.

I have deliberately not published any of the comments because I knew that Ken had not definitely resigned but had merely ‘submitted’ his resignation to the committee for their consideration.


Photo:  Girls having fun playing football in the Tazorb inflatable soccer arena [PlessPix]

Derwent United, Glenorchy Knights, Brighton, Northern Suburbs Junior Soccer Association and Football Federation Tasmania all combined to host a junior skills clinic at Eady Street in Glenorchy and also at the Brighton junior ground last Sunday.

Tazorb also came to the party and set up their inflatable 3-a-side soccer arena for the kids to use.


Photo:  The NTC squad trained at KGV Park today [PlessPix]

The new artificial surface at KGV Park was ‘christened’ today when the NTC men’s side and Victory League club Glenorchy Knights held training sessions there.

And, it came through with flying colours.


Photo:  Australian international Jessie Williams hit a hat-trick against University [PlessPix]

(Women’s Summer Cup Semi-Final, Warrior Park, Sunday, 10 March 2013)

NTC 5 (J Williams 3, M George og, I Gee)

University 0

HT: 2-0   Att: 70   Ref: P Mason

NTC: Wedge;  Ayton, Dunbabin, Gavalas, Graddon, Hutchinson, Marmion, Painter, Tsamassiros, Williams, Edwards (Subs:  Crawford, Gee, Lulitanond, Michael)

University: George;  Cropp, Hoysted, Macgregor, Norton, Papadakis, Stalker, Summers, Tadros, Wade, Young (Subs:  Bale, Bowditch)


Photo:  Dean May will conduct the firstc oaching session on the new KGV Park pitch this afternoon [PlessPix]

The draw for the quarterfinals of the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy has been made.

There are three north-versus-south ties and one all-southern clash.