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:  Jake Vandermey and women's award winner Ellie Gavalas [Photo courtesy of Olympia Warriors FC]

Central defender Jake Vandermey won the 2014 John Kalis Memorial Trophy as Olympia Warriors’ Victory League side’s best-and-fairest player at the club’s trophy presentation evening at the Hellenic Hall on Saturday night.

Vandermey also played for Tasmania against Melbourne Victory Youth at North Hobart Oval on Sunday, 28 September 2014.

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Photo:  Jake Vandermey with girlfriend Renee Ferla at the trophy presentation night [Photo courtesy of Olympia Warriors FC]

He came from Victoria this season to play for the Warriors after being a weekly fly-in for the club previously.

Defender Ben Phillips was presented with the coach’s award for Olympia’s Victory League side.

Midfielder Alessandro Bellini took out the 2014 Luka Mamacas Memorial Best-and-Fairest Award for Olympia’s Victory Development League team.

The Minas Karydis Memorial Best-and-Fairest Award for the under-20s went to Adam Alexander.

Ellie Gavalas won the John Fiotakis Best-and-Fairest Award for the senior southern Women’s Premier League side.

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Photo:  Ben Phillips with his Victory League Coach's Award [Photo courtesy of Olympia Warriors FC]

Bliss Cantrell was the senior women’s Golden Boot winner with 31 goals, while the equivalent award for Olympia’s juniors went to Brock Allie, who netted 26 goals.

The coach’s award for Olympia’s senior southern Women’s Premier League side went to Jordon Nichols.

Olympia’s juniors all received a medallion and best-and-fairest awards and coaches’ awards were presented to winners of all the 2014 junior teams.


0 #3 Anon 2014-10-10 05:34
Photo courtesy of Tiahna Tomac
+9 #2 Mouse 2014-10-07 22:39
To take out the B+F in team full of quality players is huge. Congratulations Ellie.
+3 #1 Anonymous 2014-10-07 22:02
Go Beno xx

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