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:  Spencer Prior launched the SAP Program [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) has announced the commencement of a new Skills Acquisition Phase (SAP) Program that is to be implemented by selected clubs in 2014.

The program is a national initiative being rolled out through Football Federation Australia across the country, with Tasmania the third state to implement the program.


Photo:  Luke Eyles is going to Qatar [PlessPix]

Tasmanian National Training Centre (NTC) scholarship holder Luke Eyles has been selected as just one of seven players to represent Australia at the Nike All Asia Football Camp to be held in Qatar from 9-15 of February 2014.

The Nike All Asia Football Camp brings together 70 of the best rising football stars from within the Asia Pacific region.


Photo:  Eli Luttmer (left) tangles with City's Chirack Kadima [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights beat Launceston City 6-2 at KGV Park today in a Victory League pre-season friendly.

What did we learn from this encounter?


Photo:  Zebras coach Jed Donoghue instructs his players at training tonight [PlessPix]

Victory League clubs Tilford Zebras and Glenorchy Knights had numerous new faces at their pre-season training sessions this evening.

Zebras had a couple of dozen players at their session at John Turnbull Oval, while Knights had no less than four dozen players at their venue at the Ogilvie High School.


Photo:  Former player Mick Garth returns to Metro as coach [PlessPix]

Mick Garth has been appointed as senior coach of Southern Division One club Metro-Claremont.

The 49-year-old, who still participates in Masters Games tournaments, has no intention of pulling on his boots as a playing coach.

Football Federation Tasmania drew the groupings for the 2014 Summer Cup competition yesterday, with no media present.

The groupings in the various divisions are listed below.


Photo:  Guy Bwele signs his contract with Tilford Zebras

Victory League club Tilford Zebras have signed Cameroon international Guy Bwele.

The 29-year-old, who can play in midfield or defence, completed a two-year contract with Malaysia Super League club Sarawak last November.

Rod Andrews is Devonport City’s new president for 2014, replacing Andrew Groves.

Andrews was unanimously appointed to the position by the Devonport Strikers board of directors.