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:  Glenorchy Knights technical director Matthew Rhodes (left), senior goalkeeper Alex Woodham (right) and Michael Furjanic (back row with cap) and the Glenorchy Knights SAP squad [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights stalwart Michael Furjanic was on hand at Prince of Wales Bay on Sunday to watch his grandson, Nicholas Bonnitcha, play in the Skills Acquisition Programme festival.

Michael’s daughter, Anita Furjanic, is currently on the Knights committee and was happy to see her father watch her son play for the club’s SAP team.

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Photo:  Michael Furjanic and grandson Nicholas Bonnitcha, and Marina Brkic with sons Thomas and Mathew [PlessPix]

Joe Brkic, a Croatia Glenorchy player in the 1960s was there with his son, Robin, and daughter-in-law Marina to see his grandsons, Thomas and Mathew Brkic, in action.

Tom Huigsloot’s son, Harrison, was also in the thick of the action, so it seems as if a new generation of Knights players is on the rise.

The Furjanics

Photo:  Michael Furjanic with daughter Anita Furjanic and Nicholas Bonitcha [PlessPix]

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Photo:  A Devonport City defender cuts out a cross against Tilford Zebras [PlessPix]

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Photo:  A South Hobart player (left) moves in on a Tilford Zebras opponent [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Action from the Tilford Zebras versus South Hobart SAP Festival game on Sunday [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Action at the SAP Festival on Sunday [PlessPix]

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Photo:  An attacker heads for goal in a SAP game [PlessPix]


0 #2 redwhiteandblue 2014-09-28 01:53
Hopefully we will finally see some croatian blood back in the Glenorchy colours in years to come!
+2 #1 Football Lover 2014-09-26 12:23
What a great article of the Furjanic family, what a fantastic supporter of Tasmanian football is Mirko, well done Anita in following your fathers footsteps.

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