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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Tasmania u14s

Photo:  The Tasmanian Under-14 boys' team, with coach Mark Broadbent (red top, middle back row) and assistant coach Brendan Lakoseljac (red top, extreme right back row) just prior to departure for Coffs Harbour lastt week [Photo courtesy of FFT]

Tasmania’s Under-14 State boys’ team finished third at the National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour, NSW, last week.

The Tasmanians finished on 10 points, two points adrift of equal top sides NSW Country and Victoria Country.

Tubb and Rose

Photo:  Llewyn Tubb (left) and Sacha Rose [Photo courtesy of Taroona FC]

Defender Llewyn Tubb was announced as Taroona’s best-and-fairest player at the Southern Premier League club’s awards last night at the Henry Jones Art Hotel.

Sacha Rose was Taroona’s women’s side’s best-and-fairest player as well as the player’s player of the year.

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Photo:  Luke Huigsloot with the Vic Tuting Medal [Photo courtesy of University SC]

University midfielder Luke Huigsloot has won the 2014 Vic Tuting Medal as the best-and-fairest player in the Southern Premier League.

Huigsloot took out the award with 22 votes, two more than Taroona’s Hamish Macgregor and five ahead of third-placed Clarence United defender Sam Randall.

Mike Palmer at a press conference

Photo:  FFT's CEO Mike Palmer was pleased with the day at North Hobart [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania’s CEO, Michael Palmer, was interviewed by the media after Sunday’s A-League fixture at North Hobart Oval.

He was asked about the success of the day, the attendance, possible future A-League fixtures, and venues for such games.

NTC Training

Photo:  NTC women's team players at training today [PlessPix]

I’d bet London to a brick that Michael Edwards will be the coach of the Tasmanian women’s NTC programme.

The team leaves on Sunday for an 11-day and six-game tour of China and Edwards has been named as the coach.