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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Colin Banks is trying to re-establish a men’s Division 4 football team in New Norfolk for the 2014 season.

The New Norfolk Panthers play their home games at Tynwald Park in New Norfolk.


Photo:  Hyo Suk Jin is University's technical director [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors players will attend the A-League match between Melbourne Heart and Sydney FC at AAMI Park on Friday night.

The following day, Olympia Warriors will play a friendly against South Melbourne before returning to Tasmania on Sunday afternoon.


Photo:  Tom McGinn, Tasmanian manager of PFD and a former star import striker for Devonport City [PlessPix]

PFD Food Services have decided to be a partner with Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) for year two and three of the Victory League. 

FFT are extremely pleased to be welcoming PFD to a growing list of partners for the State’s premier football competition, the Victory League.


Photo:  Ken Morton enjoys visits to Valley Road, where he once coached [PlessPix]

Mark Twain was once quoted as saying:  “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”

Well, the same applies to the popular belief of the demise this coming season of Victory League champions South Hobart.


Photo:  Zebras' Adam McKeown tries to get past a Knights opponent [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras beat Glenorchy Knights 6-1 in a pre-season Victory League friendly at Cornelian Bay on Friday night.

And, in a women’s friendly at KGV Park the same evening, Tilford Zebras downed Glenorchy Knights 3-2.

Hobart’s African community will be conducting a two-day football tournament for the Australia Day long weekend.

Games will be played tomorrow and on Sunday (25 and 26 January 2014).


Photo:  Phineas Aldridge is an important new signing for University [Photo courtesy of University SC]

University have signed several players from Victory League clubs as they strive to bring back elite football to the club.

Luke Huigsloot, the former Clarence United and South Hobart player, is one of the new faces at Olinda Grove for 2014.

Nelson Eastern Suburbs are the only club outside the Victory League to be awarded a Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) licence.

The Southern Premier League club will conduct their SAP program at Edgeworth Street Oval in Warrane on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 5.15pm.