Apolevski shining at Rockdale City Suns


Having the honour of skippering the squad, ?Pee Wee? as he is affectionately known by his fellow team mates has been delighted with the progress the team has earned thus far but understands the long road ahead.
Asked how the squad has adjusted to playing in the NSW Premier League Apolevski stated.
?We got a shock when we lost our first match against Sydney United as we knew we were in for a tough match and I understand people?s thoughts were that we expected to lose that game but we weren?t expecting to get smashed as we soon found out. It was a learning experience for us all.
?Obviously we turned things around in the second match against Bankstown and all the boys and club stuck together in achieving a great result for the fans at our first home match of the season.
?The club believed that we had the right team and structure to be part of the NSW Premier League but we never had the facilities to go further. Now with Bicentennial Park South, the club is over the moon and proud to be in the top tier competition in NSW and hopes that we can stay here for good.?
Rockdale City Suns officials, players and fans were pleased with the team?s 1-0 victory over staunch rivals Bankstown City FC in round 2 of the NSW Premier League competition which gave the club a 100% record at its new home.
?It was a very important victory for us that?s for sure especially after the way we started our season against Sydney United.
?We knew the pressure was on to perform and understood that each game was set to get only harder and realised that we needed to pick up at least a point at home.
?To have picked up all three against Bankstown was a huge delight especially for the fans but we know that there is so much more hard work to be done to complete our objective in surviving in the NSW Premier League.?
The 29-year-old versatile midfielder stated his intent that he as well has his team mates were gunning to be part of the NSW Premier League set-up for years to come.
?All the players are buzzing and are happy to be part of the NSW Premier League.
?To be able to see the promotion on the competition via the official NSW Premier League website as well as seeing reports in local papers and footage of match highlights on the web is fantastic exposure for us and the league.
?Playing in quality pitches with more fans and against better players has certainly lifted our boys and their mentality of pushing for as many wins and points as possible in being part of the NSW Premier League set-up.?
One promising aspect coming from the Suns camp is that of their newly furnished ground at Rockdale, Bicentennial Park South where Apolevski hopes the team and fans can make it a fortress for opposing sides to snatch points.
?Before the start of the season I sat the players down and told them all that if we can secure as many points as possible at home than that puts one foot in the door of surviving in the NSW Premier League.
?We want to make it a fortress, making life tougher for opposing NSW Premier League sides.?
The Suns will certainly need to be up to the task this Sunday afternoon as they travel to Lily Homes Stadium taking on the rejuvenated and NSW Premier League ?dark horses? Blacktown City FC.
?It will be battle that?s for sure come Sunday.
?Blacktown have started very well and have a number of quality players in key areas as well as having a very good coach.
?If we can come away with a point that be a win in itself.?
A player that has spent the majority of his career at one club, Apolevski was a shoe in when the club was selecting a captain for 2010.
?I have spent almost 20 years in and out of the club.
?I commenced playing football with Rockdale with the Under 6?s and then played youth football. I went off and played for a couple of other clubs but I always returned to the club.
?They?ve always been good to me and I have in turn repaid them with my loyalty but I will be firing up all the boys in keeping our NSW Premier League dream alive.?
-By Mark Stavroulakis