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:  Adam McKeown picked up his club's top award [PlessPix]

Striker Adam McKeown won New Town Eagles’ 2011 best-and-fairest award for the club’s senior Premier League side.

Utility player Alex Leszczynski took out the most consistent award, while Jacob Clamp won the coach’s award.


Photo:  Fred Joughin at a special match in his honour at Olinda Grove in 2009 [PlessPix]

Fred Joughin OAM, the president of the University Soccer Club, passed away in Hobart on Friday at the age of 85.

Joughin, originally from the United Kingdom, was actively involved in the Tasmanian football scene for over 60 years.

This is an official FFA media release:


Friday 30 September 2011

Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck today named his squad for the upcoming international friendly match against Malaysia (Canberra, 7 October 2011) and 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier against Oman (Sydney, 11 October 2011).


Photo:  John Boulous making the official announcement today [PlessPix]

Melbourne Victory will meet Gold Coast United at Aurora Stadium in Launceston in a Round 17 A-League match at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 1 February, 2012.

The meeting marks the first genuine competitive A-League match to be played in Tasmania following the annual pre-season cup matches, which have recently been downgraded to friendlies, that have been played at Aurora since 2006.