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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Colin Banks is trying to re-establish a men’s Division 4 football team in New Norfolk for the 2014 season.

The New Norfolk Panthers play their home games at Tynwald Park in New Norfolk.


Photo:  Colin Banks's aim is to re-establish senior football in New Norfolk

The club already has many junior teams.

They last had a men's side two or three years ago, so Banks thinks it's about time the Derwent Valley was again represented in men's football.

All ages from 18 and over for the men’s side are being sought and new and experienced players are welcome.

If you are keen to play or would like more information, contact Colin Banks via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/text 0406119074 or visit the New Norfolk Soccer club Facebook page.


+6 #6 Colin 2014-01-31 07:12
Ha ha. The boots will be on but I'm a fair bit slower than the donkey of old. More like a lame ass.
Thanks for the support. Borough days were super.
+10 #5 Anonymous 2014-01-30 10:29
Great to see Colin revive senior soccer in the valley of love. Is donkey pulling the boots on to dazzle like he did at the borough. Legend of the game. Get on board the valley!
+11 #4 Colin 2014-01-30 06:49
Thanks mate.
Tynwald's a lovely ground and a smashing drive along the river for visiting teams.
Hopefully I'll get enough interest so please spread the word around.
+8 #3 Brian 2014-01-30 04:11
This is great news , I played against ANM in the late 50's .

When coaching Christian Utd I recall the stirring encounters we experienced at Tywald Park .

I hope this initiative comes to fruition .

Every good wish
+7 #2 Anonymous 2014-01-30 01:55
Foofty in the Valley of Love go Norfik
+19 #1 Anonymous 2014-01-29 11:28
onya Collin the more people that play the better the game will become nice drive up to the valley good luck to you Collin TT

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