Who Is Walter Pless?

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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 (L-R):  Corey Eduljee, Molly Rose-Parry and Jayden Hennicke were selected in the All-Stars teams [Photo courtesy of Australian Futsal Association]

The Australian Futsal Associations conducted their National Schools Futsal Tournament in Bendigo and Ballarat last week.

Bendigo hosted the Under-12s, 13s, 14s and 15s, while the Under-16s played in Ballarat.

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Photo:  The three Tasmanian All-Stars players warm up [Photo courtesy of Australian Futsal Association]

Tasmania’s players came from Burnie, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart.

“All teams competed well against some very strong teams from Victoria, and Queenland,” said Tasmania’s head of AFA, Romeo Frediani.

“There were some heavy losses on the first day, but all teams improved on the second and third days with some very narrow loses, a few games drawn and some wins.

“The sportsmanship shown by all the teams was great, and the effort that all players put in throughout the tournament was exceptional.

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Photo:  Corey Eduljee passing the ball [Photo courtesy of Australian Futsal Association]

“The Under-15 boys made it to the quarterfinals but were eliminated.

“The awards night saw Tasmania pick up a number of awards, including Tasmanian coach of the tournament, Nic Eduljee, Tasmanian manager award, Nicki Parry.

“Three players were selected for the all-star teams. There are only five players chosen in each age group and these are a goalkeeper and 4 court players.

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Photo:  Molly Rose-Parry in action [Photo courtesy of Australian Futsal Association]

“They are nominated by the other coaches.

“Tasmania’s Molly Rose-Parry was selected for the Under-13s as a court player, and Corey Eduljee was chosen for the Under-15s as a court player and Jayden Hennicke for the Under-16s as a court player.”

Australian Futsal junior and youth teams kick off the season next week, on Wednesdays at Moonah Stadium, and Fridays at Kingston.

For any information, readers are invited to contact Australian Futsal on 0438 735 562, or by finding them on Facebook.

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Photo:  Jayden Hennicke demonstrates his ball skills [Photo courtesy of Australian Futsal Association]

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+6 #3 Mr Futsal 2014-10-08 03:36
Quoting Mike McKenna:
Great achievement guys

Futsal still offering more opportunities than outdoor ever will in Tassie


So True
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+2 #2 Clive Palmer 2014-10-08 00:45
Quoting Mike McKenna:
Great achievement guys

Futsal still offering more opportunities than outdoor ever will in Tassie


Word on the street is you couldn't get a game on social futsal these days mate ;) #banter

But love your commitment to refereeing the game!
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-3 #1 Mike McKenna 2014-10-07 17:32
Great achievement guys

Futsal still offering more opportunities than outdoor ever will in Tassie
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