Who Is Walter Pless?

Walter_Pless

A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th 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:  Phineas Aldridge is an important new signing for University [Photo courtesy of University SC]

University have signed several players from Victory League clubs as they strive to bring back elite football to the club.

Luke Huigsloot, the former Clarence United and South Hobart player, is one of the new faces at Olinda Grove for 2014.

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Photo:  The acquisition of Luke Huigsloot (right) is a major coup for University [Photo courtesy of University SC]

John Buga and Solomon Lagu have been signed from New Town Eagles.

Former Glenorchy Knights players Phineas Aldridge, Alexander Buga and George Kamano have also signed for the Students, while Ethan Mazey has joined from Tilford Zebras.

“Both senior men’s and women’s teams have commenced training in preparation for the Summer Cup and Premier League season,” said University chairwoman, Erica de Jong.

“In 2014, UTAS Soccer Club will focus equally on developing both these top tier teams and the youth pathways below them.

“The club looks forward to sustaining its relationship with experienced senior level players, while also expanding efforts to attract and develop young players in order to take the club back to an elite level of Tasmanian football.

“Despite the men losing 2013 Vic Tuting medallist Miles Barnard to Devonport City, the senior men have secured the services several players [from Victory League clubs].

“The current men’s training squad is building a very strong rapport under the guidance of the captain, Aaron Hindmarsh, and are looking forward to a challenging Summer Cup Group and the 2014 season.”

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Photo:  Four of University's new signings [Photo courtesy of University SC]

University’s senior coach, Romilton Amaral, said:  “We want to develop an added professionalism at University, where we no longer accept mixed results.

“I want to bring a new intensity and harder work ethic to this club and am excited by the way all players are working towards this goal”.

The senior women’s team has now filled the coaching position advertised previously and commenced training.

University will release more information on this appointment and the 2014 playing group will be released shortly.

Across all teams and age groups, University remains interested in those wanting to play soccer in 2014.

The club is particularly interested in senior goalkeepers for both the men’s and women’s teams.

Any interested keepers are invited to come and attend training at Olinda Grove and are encouraged to contact the club to discuss opportunities.

TRAINING TIMES:

Location: Olinda Grove, Mount Nelson

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Times:

Senior/Reserve/Social Women: 5–6:30pm

Senior/Reserve/Under 20 Men 6:30-8pm

Under 16 and Under 14 Boys commencing on Tuesday 28th January – 4-5:30pm. 

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+7 #23 Aaron Browning 2014-01-26 03:03
Phineas is a terrific pick up very smart midfielder all the best phiny for 2014
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+7 #22 Miles Barnard 2014-01-25 22:14
Get in!!!
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0 #21 Anonymous 2014-01-24 19:21
Comments 19 and 20 are completely out of context. Are you sure you pick the right article?
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-3 #20 Anonymous 2014-01-24 10:49
Quoting Anonymous:
Big statement to make, bit to early in the season to be making those comments. Might of peaked to early with the media release.
Good to see new faces at the Lions Den, an obvious selective rebuild. Looking forward to seeing their new playing style under Pitchy.


Your kidding right? You've got to admit that with the amount of players that have left and the lack of leadership there now that it will be a very hard year. "Obvious rebuild" or not I don't see many players heading there to build a team with? What's the attraction?
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-6 #19 Anonymous 2014-01-24 07:53
Big statement to make, bit to early in the season to be making those comments. Might of peaked to early with the media release.
Good to see new faces at the Lions Den, an obvious selective rebuild. Looking forward to seeing their new playing style under Pitchy.
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+9 #18 Anonymous 2014-01-24 05:38
Quoting Brian:
The 1st test of the new look Uni will be the Summer Cup.

That will be followed by the Statewide Cup.


. . . and then by the season proper, next year and maybe even the year after. Other teams to have similar 1st tests followed by other tests.

Very insightful
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+5 #17 Anonymous 2014-01-24 05:31
Good to see putting a team on the park that will be competitive Beachside will need some competition
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+7 #16 Anonymous 2014-01-24 05:12
Quoting Brian:
The 1st test of the new look Uni will be the Summer Cup.

That will be followed by the Statewide Cup.



Well last time Uni played South was double digits was not? Don't expect them to compete you guys now they are in a division bellow...
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+9 #15 Anonymous 2014-01-24 05:10
Quoting Brian:
The 1st test of the new look Uni will be the Summer Cup.

That will be followed by the Statewide Cup.


Uni would not have anything to proof for Premier leagues team such as South and Zebras. their focus is in their own league.
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0 #14 Brian 2014-01-24 04:04
The 1st test of the new look Uni will be the Summer Cup.

That will be followed by the Statewide Cup.
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