Reigning National Premier Leagues Men’s NSW Premiers APIA Leichhardt FC have signalled its intentions of securing as much silverware on offer as possible following the announcement of its player roster for the 2024 season.
After taking out the 2023 Premiership current NPL Men’s NSW Coach of the Year Franco Parisi has moved swiftly in recruiting some quality talent that is set to bolster the squad further before their massive round 1 clash against Blacktown City FC on Sunday February 18, 2024.
“The 2024 season provides exciting opportunities for us at APIA in our journey to nurture some of the best local talent to play sexy football,” Parisi stated to Football NSW.
“With Lambert Park being resurfaced, we will turn to Leichhardt Oval as our home for the start of the season, and then, returning to our Lambert Park by April.
“The exciting format of 30 games, which includes mid-week matches, along with the Australia Cup, as well as the potential for Waratah Cup and Finals football, means that there is so much to play for, we are truly excited for the season to kick off in 9 weeks.
“We welcome Hills United FC and St George FC to the competition, whilst we eagerly await the battles with the other 13 clubs, some of which are our historic rivalries,” Parisi concluded.
Exciting former Manly United live-wire Japanese star Seiya Kambayashi has made the move from Cromer Park to Sydney’s Inner West while ex-A-League player Nick Sullivan has agreed to terms with the club.
Some exciting young prospects will also call APIA home as former Sydney FC NPL player Ben Gibson, ex-Bulls FC Academy product Eddie Casper and former Central Coast Mariners youngsters Jordan Segreto and Alexander Parkes have secured deals with the club.
Former Dunbar Rovers keeper Evan Davis has also penned a deal with APIA while promising young 20’s APIA youngster Sebastian Boffa has earned himself a first-grade contract in 2024.
Parisi will once again call upon some household names with Anthony Bouzanis, Paul Galimi, Josh Symons, Anthony Sparacino, Jack Stewart, Rory Jordan, Jack Armson, Themba Muata-Marlow, Sean Symons, Adrian Ucchino, Michael Kouta, Dakota Askew and Alex Denmead all set to do it all again following a memorable 2023 year while Nick Azzone returns from his overseas stint in Norway.