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:  Romilton Amaral (extreme right of back row) with the youth team he formed in Brazil a couple of years ago [Foto do Brasil]

University have confirmed the appointment of Romilton Amaral as their Southern Premier League coach for the 2013 season.

“We will be conducting three pre-season trainings before Christmas, starting on the 7th of December at 6.30pm at a location to be confirmed,” said University’s chairman and senior player, Miles Barnard, who has said he will continue to play for the club in 2013.


Photo:  Eagles CSE's Adam McKeown is pursued by three Zebras players [PlessPix]

Eagles CSE won the Premier League grand final of the Australian Futsal Association roster 4-2 against Zebras at the Moonah Sports Centre this evening.

In stifling conditions and before 70 spectators at the Gormanston Road complex, Eagles CSE led 2-1 at the interval.


Photo:  The Glenorchy Knights training tonight at the scenic venueof Ogilvie High School [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights had 20 players at their training session this evening on a perfect pitch at Ogilvie High School.

Some players are still unavailable because of the University twilight series, athletics competitions and study commitments.


Photo:  Nick Di Giovanni...re-elected as Tilford Zebras president [PlessPix]

Stephen Smith and Wendy Goodluck are new members of the Tilford Zebras committee following the club’s AGM last Thursday.

Smith, a former top goalkeeper with Glenorchy Knights and Zebras, replaces Garry Sargent, who will be assistant coach to John Moutsatsos with the Zebras’ women’s Premier League side next season.


Photo:  Michael Edwards instructing at today's C Licence course at Warrior Park [PlessPix]

Twenty-four Tasmanian coaches commenced the C Level coaching licence course at Warrior Park today.

The course, conducted by Football Federation Tasmania’s Michael Edwards and Kurt Reynolds, is a 14-day course run over several months.


Photo:  The picturesque Goodwood primary School grounds, where many years ago, a local world cup tournament for local senior teams was played [PlessPix]

A five-a-side tournament at Goodwood Primary School on Friday rounded off a series of clinics run over several weeks by Glenorchy Knights in five Northern Suburbs primary schools.

Knights players Jayden Hey, Tom Sherman and Will Roberts, together with youth coach Les Richardson, were assisted by teachers Gary Pennicott, Hugo Luttmer and Tuach Hussein, as well as by Football Federation Tasmania’s southern development officer, Anthony Alexander, in Friday’s tournament.


Photo:  Eagles CSE's Mark Page shoots for goal against KLUFC tonight [PlessPix]

Eagles CSE and Zebras qualified for the final of the Australian Futsal Association’s Premier League competition when they won their semi-finals at the Moonah Sports Centre this evening.

Eagles CSE beat Kingbrough Lions United FC 9-4, while Zebras squeezed home 12-10 against Get Ripped.


Photo:  Launceston City training at St Patrick's College [Photo courtesy of Launceston City]

Launceston City, one of three northern Victory League clubs, commenced training in mid-October at St Patrick’s College in Launceston.

They are training on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30pm until 8pm.