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:  The grass is gone from KGV Park [PlessPix]

Work is well underway on installing an artificial, all-weather football pitch at KGV Park in Glenorchy.

The grass pitch is gone and the base of the new surface is under construction.


Photo:  Not a blade of grass to be seen [PlessPix]


Photo:  The base of the new artificial pitch is being prepared [PlessPix]

The new pitch should be ready by March and will transform when and how the game is played in the future at Football Headquarters.

Games will be able to be played in all weather and at any time of the day and night, providing local residents don’t lodge objections.

The same applies to training sessions.


Photo:  A strange, barren look for KGV Park at present [PlessPix]

It will be interesting to see if this all leads to a change in the skills and the style of play of teams using the facility.

It will also be interesting to see if visiting A-League teams, for example, will be prepared to play on it.


Photo:  The machinery is silent on Sunday but roaring during the week [PlessPix]


Photo:  The new KGV Park should be ready by March 2013 [PlessPix]


Southern FC have swallowed their disappointment at not being accepted into next year’s new Southern Premier League competition and are ready to resume normal business.

“We are disappointed we are not in Premier League, but we will continue to work on the progress the club has made on and off the field over the past 18 months,” said coach Mike Trotter.

“Hank Gerven and I have agreed to coach again this year.

“We are intending to field a couple of boys’ junior teams, along with our men’s sides, and our ladies’ team.

“The majority of players have indicated they will play again in 2013, irrespective of the division we are in.


Photo:  The Kingborough Council is doing drainage work on Southern FC's Sherburd Park home [Photo courtesy of Southern FC]

“Kingborough Council has undertaken drainage work on our ground and our clubrooms have had an internal facelift, having been painted throughout, thanks to Blackmans Bay Cricket Club.

“Our pre-season starts on 3 January at Sophia Street, Kingston, behind the Calvin school, at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

“Anyone interested in attending will be most welcome.”


+3 #35 Darren Anderton 2013-01-07 05:50
Krambo, some of us do read (and listen)to what you have to contribute.
Whether the responses are positive or negative at least you're keeping the conversation going.
+2 #34 Anonymous 2013-01-05 00:05
#32, you will find that the residents at Cambridge are against FFT setting up there, they have already been told no
0 #33 Anonymous 2013-01-04 22:31
#32 you are quite mad.
-2 #32 Anonymous 2013-01-04 11:52
Do you lot seriously think FFT will be based at KGV in the long term, no state based team will be based there and the long term goal is to enable a state based team to enter the A League, if ever a option to join the competition came up. You need a home ground a part of your application. Cambridge is the goal, just think about it.
-3 #31 Anonymous 2013-01-03 23:26
say goodbye to goalkeepers and many more players through injury

0 #30 Anonymous 2013-01-03 12:35
Why do they both need a car ? How many coaches do FFT need ?
+1 #29 Anonymous 2013-01-03 08:04
#28 i do know, that's why i wrote it. May and Edwards were on 70k plus car
+2 #28 Anonymous 2013-01-03 04:02
Quoting Anonymous:
People you may find that the State Gov have withdrawn the 200k a year to the NTC

that's just the source, the money is still being spent OR are May and Edwards working for nothing now?
+5 #27 Anonymous 2013-01-03 03:24
People you may find that the State Gov have withdrawn the 200k a year to the NTC
+5 #26 G.K 2013-01-03 03:05
25 read think and you will understand, about the handbrake ,FFT put that on months ago ,my friend you need to , understand about my thoughts , but you have the right to yours but I can't see your name up , never mind you could be one of them ,you have no need to bring up Mona , it so is a privet industry , and open to all . Grovre RD Football ground belongs to all football players and supporters . If you won't to adopt big thinkers then think football, players ,& supporters as they are the ones that keep FFT in a job - the way I respond to many people is by encouraging them to come in with their ideas . And then I sit with them and quietly listen . And it's out of those conversations that make me go full speed or put the hand brake on ???!!! as you put it . This will be the last time on this blog until the footy starts , I have made my mind up that we have a lot of weak people involved in our lovely game and yet when I have a chat to you all we are all on the same wave , mmmmm never mind I don't mind telling my stories to all at list I have the balls to put my name up . To all coaches and club I wish you all a happy season . There's a lot of you that will make many mistakes as the season progress , learn from your mistakes.... My last food for thought ... Leadership is the ability to get people to do the right things at the right time with conviction and enthusiasm .GK

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