Matthew West Signs With APIA
The club is extremely pleased to announce the signing of striker Matthew West to our 2017 1st Grade squad. The 2016 season was a disappointing one for the club, considering its lofty standards and the signing of West is sure to excite the APIA faithful. West, the 2016 NPL2 Player of the Year was a standout for Mounties last season scoring a phenomenal 22 goals in 25 appearances including a hat trick vs West Sydney Wanderers. West is no one season wonder though, after he smashed home 10 goals in his inaugural season in Australia in 2015 for the Northern Tigers. Having been chased in the off season by no less than 6 NPL1 clubs, his signature has been seen as a huge coup by Clubs President Tony Raciti “He was chased by every big club in the league and he came to us. it proves once again that we can attract, sign and keep any player we want. Besides the fact that he is a good player, Matthew is committed to helping the club reach the lofty goals we set ourselves this season and every season. He knows the history of the club and we hope, and expect him to continue to score like he did last season, NPL1 is a big step up from NPL2 but we have no doubt he is up to the task, otherwise we wouldn’t have signed him”.