Walter Pless on Association Football Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:56:50 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Mal Gorrie replaces Nick Owen as Devonport City's Victory League coach

Mal Gorrie is the new coach of Devonport City’s Victory League team and he will be assisted in the role by Bobby Eaves.

Gorrie replaces Nick Owen, who stood down for personal reasons at the end of the 2014 season after a year in the job.{jcomments off}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:01:21 +0000
Kenny Weston replaces Dean May as men's NTC coach

Kenny Weston is the new men’s coach of Tasmania’s NTC program, while Michael Edwards has been reappointed as women’s NTC coach.

Weston is currently the Under-14 coach at English Premier League club, Burnley, and will take up his appointment in Tasmania on 10 November 2014.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:21:44 +0000
Launceston City part ways with Kurt Reynolds

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Photo:  Kurt Reynolds, who coached Launceston City in the 2014 Victory League competition [PlessPix]

Launceston City have parted company with their Victory League coach Kurt Reynolds after just 12 months.

Launceston City finished last in the inaugural Victory League competition in 2013 and, although they managed three wins in 2014, they still collected the wooden spoon.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:00:07 +0000
A-League begins its 10th season, and Stalker and Hanley share Nelson's top award

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Photo:  Besart Berisha netted a penalty on his Melbourne Victory A-League debut [PlessPix]

Melbourne Victory produced the most impressive performance on the opening day of the 2014-15 A-League season, which is in its tenth season.

Melbourne Victory stunned Western Sydney Warriors by winning 4-1 at Etihad Stadium on Friday night before a crowd of 30,083.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:13:18 +0000
Tassie Futsal players off to Greece

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Photo:  Wilson Brooks (left) and Nick Drew will represent Australia in Greece [PlessPix]

Four Tasmanian youngsters leave for Greece on Monday to test their skills against leading Greek futsal teams.

Nick Drew and Wilson Brooks, from Hobart, and Zac Cross and Jarrad Linger, from Launceston, were selected for the trip after the recent Australian Futsal Association national championships in Victoria.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:05:28 +0000
Tassie players make Australian Futsal Association All Stars teams

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Photo (L-R):  Corey Eduljee, Molly Rose-Parry and Jayden Hennicke were selected in the All-Stars teams [Photo courtesy of Australian Futsal Association]

The Australian Futsal Associations conducted their National Schools Futsal Tournament in Bendigo and Ballarat last week.

Bendigo hosted the Under-12s, 13s, 14s and 15s, while the Under-16s played in Ballarat.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:02:03 +0000
Olympia's forward planning sees Kelly replace Fiotakis, with Fitzgerald as assistant

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Photo:  Eamonn Kelly (left) and John Fiotakis during an Olympia game [PlessPix]

Eamonn Kelly has been appointed coach of the Olympia Warriors’ Southern Women’s Premier League side for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, with Sarah Fitzgerald as his assistant.

Kelly replaces the highly successful John Fiotakis, who was in charge of the women’s team for the past six seasons.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:29:11 +0000
Jake Vandermey the top Warrior

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Photo:  Jake Vandermey and women's award winner Ellie Gavalas [Photo courtesy of Olympia Warriors FC]

Central defender Jake Vandermey won the 2014 John Kalis Memorial Trophy as Olympia Warriors’ Victory League side’s best-and-fairest player at the club’s trophy presentation evening at the Hellenic Hall on Saturday night.

Vandermey also played for Tasmania against Melbourne Victory Youth at North Hobart Oval on Sunday, 28 September 2014.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 01:29:28 +0000
Tasmania's Under-14s finish third at nationals

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Photo:  The Tasmanian Under-14 boys' team, with coach Mark Broadbent (red top, middle back row) and assistant coach Brendan Lakoseljac (red top, extreme right back row) just prior to departure for Coffs Harbour lastt week [Photo courtesy of FFT]

Tasmania’s Under-14 State boys’ team finished third at the National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour, NSW, last week.{jcomments on}

The Tasmanians finished on 10 points, two points adrift of equal top sides NSW Country and Victoria Country.

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 02:18:51 +0000
Llewyn Tubb the man at Taroona, and Uni twilight series starts soon

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Photo:  Llewyn Tubb (left) and Sacha Rose [Photo courtesy of Taroona FC]

Defender Llewyn Tubb was announced as Taroona’s best-and-fairest player at the Southern Premier League club’s awards last night at the Henry Jones Art Hotel.{jcomments on}

Sacha Rose was Taroona’s women’s side’s best-and-fairest player as well as the player’s player of the year.

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 22:36:11 +0000
Luke Huigsloot wins Vic Tuting Medal

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Photo:  Luke Huigsloot with the Vic Tuting Medal [Photo courtesy of University SC]

University midfielder Luke Huigsloot has won the 2014 Vic Tuting Medal as the best-and-fairest player in the Southern Premier League.

Huigsloot took out the award with 22 votes, two more than Taroona’s Hamish Macgregor and five ahead of third-placed Clarence United defender Sam Randall.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:12:21 +0000
Mike Palmer talks about last Sunday's double-header at North Hobart

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Photo:  FFT's CEO Mike Palmer was pleased with the day at North Hobart [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania’s CEO, Michael Palmer, was interviewed by the media after Sunday’s A-League fixture at North Hobart Oval.

He was asked about the success of the day, the attendance, possible future A-League fixtures, and venues for such games.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:10:52 +0000
Edwards to coach NTC women's team on China tour

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Photo:  NTC women's team players at training today [PlessPix]

I’d bet London to a brick that Michael Edwards will be the coach of the Tasmanian women’s NTC programme.

The team leaves on Sunday for an 11-day and six-game tour of China and Edwards has been named as the coach.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured October 2014 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:08:28 +0000
Victory and Sydney offer drab fare to Tassie fans

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Photo:  Melbourne Victory's Daniel Georgievski (right) shields the ball from Sydney FC's Sebastian Ryall [PlessPix]

(A-League Pre-season Friendly, North Hobart Oval, Sunday, 28 September 2014)

Melbourne Victory 1 (Fahid Ben Khalfallah 90)

Sydney FC 1 (Marc Janko 21)

HT: 0-1   Att: 6,920   Ref: S Evans{jcomments on}

Melbourne Victory: Coe - Geria, Delpierre, Leijer, Georgievski - Milligan, Valeri, Finkler - Thompson, Berisha, Pain (Subs: Broxham, Barbarouses, Nabbout, Ben Khalfallah, Thomas, Makarounas)

Sydney FC: Necevski - Ryall, Calver, Jurman, Gersbach - Burgess, Antonis, Dimitrijevic, Carle - Smeltz, Janko (Subs: Triantis, Janjetovic, Timotheou, Antoniou, Muata-Marlow)

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:24:17 +0000