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:  Tom McGinn, Tasmanian manager of PFD and a former star import striker for Devonport City [PlessPix]

PFD Food Services have decided to be a partner with Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) for year two and three of the Victory League. 

FFT are extremely pleased to be welcoming PFD to a growing list of partners for the State’s premier football competition, the Victory League.


Photo:  FFT CEO Richard Welsh [PlessPix]

FFT CEO Richard Welsh said it would be a rewarding partnership for clubs statewide. 

“PFD have been great supporters of the game in Tasmania and it is fantastic they will add to their support of the code with this new and very valuable partnership,” Welsh said.

“PFD will be providing exclusive pricing for clubs as well as a door-to-door delivery service, making it easier for clubs to run their canteens and major functions.

“When we bring in sponsors, we look for partnerships that truly benefit our member clubs and PFD have shown an interest to make busy club life a little less stressful and we really valued this and think this partnership will be of great benefit for all concerned.”

PFD will join as a Victory League partner and also continue as the exclusive naming rights partner for Melbourne Victory’s annual week-long tour in Tasmania.

“We are pleased to be a part of a fantastic league in the Victory League and we look forward to seeing the League grow on what was an exciting first year,” said PFD General Manager for Tasmania, Tom McGinn.

As part of the Victory League partnership, PFD’s logo will appear on the right sleeve of every Victory League strip in 2014 and 2015.

PFD will also be offering their business services to help clubs run more efficiently.

“The partnership for us, however, is not exclusive to the Victory League,” said McGinn.

“We want to get in there and help all club canteens by offering them a service that will make their life easier.

“Volunteers power Tasmanian football clubs and we want to take the stress out of preparing the club and canteen each weekend.”

The Victory League kicks off with Friday night football at KGV Football Park on March 28, 2014.


+3 #7 Walter Pless 2014-02-01 08:24
Boulous may have sewn up the deal, however.
+2 #6 Anonymous 2014-02-01 08:09
Boulous wasn't a tailor. He may have sown the seeds for this deal, though.
0 #5 Anonymous 2014-02-01 06:49
I think Boulous sewed the seed on this one before he left the role.
+2 #4 Anonymous 2014-01-31 11:48
didn't think so ...
+6 #3 Anonymous 2014-01-30 10:36
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
any $$ involved?

Is that a serious question? what do you think a partnership means! I would think 10k atleast! Well done Richard, fresh on board and closing deals.

I think a partnership may involve many things such as providing expertise & providing special services and/or discounts.

As there is no mention of a sponsorship amount or even of an actual financial contribution I thought it was a reasonable question.

Are you able to enlighten me in an intelligent, less insulting way?
+4 #2 Anonymous 2014-01-29 11:02
Quoting Anonymous:
any $$ involved?

Is that a serious question? what do you think a partnership means! I would think 10k atleast! Well done Richard, fresh on board and closing deals.
0 #1 Anonymous 2014-01-29 01:18
any $$ involved?

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