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:  Tony Curulli (left) of Jemsz and FFT's John Boulous shake on the deal today [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) has announced a new apparel and Victory League partner, Jemsz Sportswear.

The two-year partnership will see Jemsz provide all eight Victory League clubs with playing strips and kit.


Photo:  South Hobart's Kostas Kanakaris (left) is stopped in his tracks by a Sydney United defender [PlessPix]



Photo:  South Hobart players watch as Sydney United's Glen Trifiro walks away with the John Kosmina Medal [PlessPix]

Glen Trifiro, the 23-year-old Sydney United 58 FC midfielder, deserved his man-of-the-match award after Sunday’s 2-0 win over South Hobart in the NPL Final.

Trifiro, who showed excellent skills, speed of thought and movement and who scored the opening goal, was presented with the John Kosmina Medal after the game by Kosmina himself.


Photo:  South Hobart's Chris Hunt challenges Sydney's Ante Tomic [PlessPix]

(National Premier Leagues Final, KGV Park, Glenorchy, Tasmania, 13 October 2013)

South Hobart 0

Sydney United 58 FC 2 (G Trifiro 10, I Haydar 15)

HT:  0-2   Att:  1,150   Ref:  C Young (NSW)

South Hobart:  Ferguson  -  Scott, Ludford, Hill, Williams  -  Hickey, Ludlow, Morton (Rogers 73)  -  Templin, Hunt (Hamlett 76), Kanakaris  (Subs not used:  Fielding, Lewis, Wain, Pierce)

Sydney United 58 FC:  Henderson  -  Sherlock, Haydar, Jurman, Tomic  -  Stamatellis, Speer  -  Yamayuchi (Mileski 65), Trifiro, Bilic (Barac 85)  -  Glavas (Pavlovic 77)  [Subs not used:  O’Connell, Herceg, Tomelic, Paric, Kofinas, Jennings]


Photo:  South Hobart's Kostas Kanakaris controls the ball [PlessPix]

National Premier Leagues Final  -  13 October 2013

South Hobart 0 lost to Sydney United 58 FC 2 (G Trifiro, I Haydar 15)

HT:  0-2   Att:  1200   Ref:  C Young (NSW)


Photo:  Sydney United players training at KGV Park on Saturday [PlessPix]

South Hobart face the game of their lives when they meet Sydney United 58 FC in the National Premier Leagues Final at KGV Park at 2pm today [Sunday].

It will be a case of amateurs against semi-professionals, but because football is such a fascinating game because of its sheer unpredictability, either side could win.


Photo:  Miles Barnard with the Vic Tuting Medal [PlessPix]

Miles Barnard of University has won the 2013 Vic Tuting Medal as the best-and-fairest player in the Southern Premier League.

Barnard, 22, who is also the chairman of University, polled 23 votes, one ahead of Ethan Engels (Tilford Zebras) and two more than Eli Luttmer (Taroona).


Photo: Tasmania's Adam Gorrie in pursuit of Sarawak's skipper [PlessPix]

International Friendly

Tasmania Under-20s 2 (B Mann 2) drew with Sarawak Under-20s 2 (M Izzuddin, R Manjah)