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:  Kieran Brown (left) with mentor Mark Moncur [PlessPix]

Goalkeeper Kieran Brown won both the Mark Moncur Goalkeeper-of-the-Year Award and the David Clarkson Young Footballer-of-the-Year Award at South Hobart’s presentation evening last weekend.

The club held its presentation evening at the DJ Motors Mazda Showroom and 264 guests attended.

South Hobart's president, Victoria Morton, was awarded life membership after 14 years' service to the club.

Isabella Ferrier was South Hobart’s top goalscorer with 37 goals netted in all competitions.

Benjamin Hamlett, from South Hobart’s NPL senior side was second with 27 goals, followed by Noah Gardiner (25 goals), Nicholas Morton (23 goals) and Tom Calvert (22 goals).

Nick Morton was the club’s NPL side’s top scorer with 19 goals and he also took out the best player award by 5 votes from Kobe Kemp.

Morton also won the NPL Players’ Player of the Year Award, 6 votes ahead of Adam Gorrie.

Other awards:

Southern Women’s Championship Awards (presented by Coach Craig


Leading Goal Scorer: Isabella Ferrier (36 goals)

Best Player: Emma McCulloch

Player’s Player: Sophie Westwood (ahead of Mary Coy by 3 votes)

FFT Southern Women’s Championship Awards

FFT Southern Women’s Championship Golden Boot: Isabella Ferrier (36 goals)

FFT Southern Women’s Championship Best & Fairest: Georgie Carter

(Both of the above FFT Awards were presented at the Southern Awards Cocktail function held at the Grand Chancellor on 22 September 2017.)

Challenge League Awards (presented by Coach Chris Oddie)

Leading Goal Scorer: Pajari Sculthorpe (15 goals)

Best Player: Matthew Oh

Player’s Player: Matthew Oh (ahead of Jack Bowman by 12 votes)

Conference 1 Awards (presented by Reyne Pullen & Ken Morton)

Leading Goal Scorer: Tom Calvert (22 goals)

Best Player: Rhys Endall

Player’s Player: Rhys Endall (ahead of Tom Calvert by 4 votes)


Bell Team Awards (presented by Coach James Bell)

Leading Goal Scorer: Sam Tooze (18 goals)

Best Player: Zack Van Toor

Player’s Player: Bradley Lakoseljac (ahead of Antonio Saracino by 13


Mohamed Team Awards (presented by Coach James Bell & Dale McKay)

Leading Goal Scorer: Mulugeta Smith (12 goals)

Best Player: Jacob Davidson (14 votes)

Player’s Player: Jacob Davidson (ahead of Mulugeta Smith by 2 votes)


South Hobart Fleming Team Awards (presented by Coach Robin Fleming)

Leading Goal Scorer: William Richardson (14 goals)

Best Player: Henry Hurd

Player’s Player: Henry Hurd (ahead of Sam Koutoulis by 5 votes)

South Hobart McKay Team Awards (presented by Coach Dale McKay)

Leading Goal Scorer: Samson Juju (13 goals)

Best Player: Ashton Pacey-Mayne

Player’s Player: Jack Hayen and Austin Yost (ahead of Tae Evans by 4


Senior Youth Girls Awards (presented by Coach Colin Fry)

Leading Goal Scorer: Kate Reardon (3 goals)

Best Player: Dellel Chamali

Player’s Player: Dellel Chamali (ahead of Ella Bulis by 7 votes)


-2 #2 Anon 2017-10-24 10:36
Quoting Anonymous:
Why not give headline to Nick Morton?

Because he won the top goal scorer not best and fairest.
-18 #1 Anonymous 2017-10-22 05:34
Why not give headline to Nick Morton?

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