Walter Pless

Tasmania's 'Mr Football' Walter Pless moved to Hobart from Austria as a child. His love for football grew from playing for Glenorchy Knights where he rose to the senior side in the mid-1960s.

After a long-playing career, Pless initially focused on coaching, and since 1978 has written and photographed extensively on the game in Tasmania.

Walter Press making his acceptance speech after being inducted into the Football Australia Hall of Fame in 2022. (Photo: Tiffany Williams/Football Australia)
Walter Pless making his acceptance speech after being inducted into the Football Australia Hall of Fame in 2022. (Photo: Tiffany Williams/Football Australia)

Despite retiring from full-time work in 2009, he continues to write extensively. In a region where football struggles for national prominence, Pless is an institution and his tireless work in promoting the game for over four decades makes him widely known and loved by the Tasmanian football community.

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