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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Toby Butler and Claire Green - Copy

Photo:  Toby Butler and Claire Green are Tasmania's referees at the Kanga Cup in Canberra this week [Photo by Allison Butler]

Claire Green, 17, and Toby Butler, 15, are the two Tasmanian referees officiating at this week’s Kanga Cup tournament in Canberra.

The tournament will give them an opportunity to officiate at an international youth tournament.

The referees for the Kanga Cup come from all over Australia and overseas.

A team of referee coaches and coordinators are working with the referees at the tournament under a structured program developed by the Kanga Cup Referee Technical Director in line with the FFA Level 3 curriculum.

The Kanga Cup Referee Youth Academy will enable the two Tasmanians and the other participating referees to receive intensive coaching and mentoring.

The focus is on developing them in a tournament environment.

It has the support of FFA and the official curriculum uses resources from the FFA Level 3 and Level 4 courses.

Green and Butler have already been assistant referees for NPL Tasmania games and this experience will serve them in good stead upon their return.

South Hobart have an under-14 team competing at the Kanga Cup tournament.

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Photo:  Toby Butler and Claire Green are already familiar faces on the NPL Tasmania refereeing scene [Photo by Allison Butler]


-2 #3 Poison Fan 2018-07-13 01:00
#1 Well said Poison, dare say they grew up watching you dominate the local scene and followed the path you laid out!
+8 #2 Nice 2018-07-11 07:01
well done good to see youngsters getting involved.
+34 #1 Ivan Jozeljic 2018-07-10 10:54
Fantastic to see these two young up and coming referees getting an opportunity to learn and grow at such a big tournament like kanga cup. Well done to you both on your hard work and effort over the yeard.

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