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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B Lichtendonck and McKenna

Photo:  Michael McKenna (right) about to come on for Northern Rangers against Kingborough Lions United [PlessPix]

Northern Rangers goalkeeper Michael McKenna has announced his retirement from the game as a player.

“It’s with great sadness that I announce my retirement from competitive football,” McKenna said.

Victory League

South Hobart 4 (B Hamlett 24, 82, B Mann 41, 61) beat Olympia Warriors 2 (L Nichols 72, RE Tsakiris 87)

Glenorchy Knights 4 (S Johnson, A Wilson, V Kamano 2) beat Launceston City 1 (T Omenihu)

Kingborough Lions United 0 lost to Tilford Zebras 3 (E Engels 3)

Northern Rangers 2 (T Hingston 31, S Brassington 74) beat Devonport City 0

L Nichols in action

Photo:  Olympia's Lachlan Nichols (right) can lead his side to victory [PlessPixRetroLook]

South Hobart should extend their lead at the top of the Victory League standings to 6 points on Saturday by beating second-ranked Olympia Warriors at South Hobart at 2pm.

Third-ranked Tilford Zebras will probably overcome sixth-placed Kingborough Lions United away at Lightwood Park at 2pm the same day, but even though this would move them to second if Olympia do lose, they would still be 6 points adrift of South Hobart.

Robbins Colin at KGV Park 30 June 2014 a

Photo:  Colin Robbins is the new man at the helm of Kingborough Lions United [PlessPix]

Colin Robbins is the new Victory League coach of Kingborough Lions United and he has selected Tim Dale as his assistant.

The appointment follows the resignation on Saturday of Stephen Pitchford.