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:  Olympia Warriors president will reimburse his senior players next season [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors president George Mamacas has well and truly set the cat amongst the pigeons by offering incentive payments to Olympia senior players next season.

Mamacas will be providing ‘expense payments’ of $50 per win to all Olympia senior Premier League players named on the team-sheet each week for the entire season.


Photo:  Wubetu Aboye will be Tasmania's representative at an Ethiopian football tournament in Sydney [PlessPix]

Local referee Wubetu Aboye will be officiating in Sydney at Christmas time at an Ethiopian football tournament.

Ethiopian teams from all States except Tasmania will be participating, so Wubetu will be Tasmania’s representative at the event.


Photo:  Action from the championships

Vikings Futsal held their State championships on Saturday in Hobart.

“The day ran very smoothly with some very high quality Futsal being played,” said Corey Smith, the coordinator of the championships.


Photo:  Warren Wadawu on the ball for Black Scorpion against Derwent United [PlessPix]

Hobart Tigers beat International 5-2 in Round 5 of the Sister Philippa Chapman Trophy tournament played at the Guilford Young College ground in Hobart today.

Mynonge Kamba and Joseph Manarabu each scored twice and Juma Barabara once as the Tigers showed greater fitness and polish than their opponents.