Keilor Wolves have announced Slavče Sokolovski as their coach as they hope to make the jump to Football Victoria state league 3 north-west.
The Wolves finished fourth last season in state league 4 west, however with a fresh crop of players and coach at the helm it is ready to make the leap.
Via social media the club said Sokolovski arrives at the club equipped with a bachelor’s degree in sport and sport science, a diploma in sport and recreation management and a certificate four in fitness and personal training.
“Slavče brings a wealth of coaching experience, having led Altona Magic Youth under-13-16s, under-21s from 2015 to 2020, assistant coach to his mentor Vlado Tortevski in 2015 and assistant coach to John Markovski’s senior Magic squad,” it said.
The Wolves have also announced key signings that are joining the club, with a couple from Sokolovski’s previous club, Altona Magic.
“The boys that we have brought on board are previously my players, they have been with me from 2015,” Sokolovski said.
Dime Eftimoski has joined the club, he is a versatile fullback who has arrived following an extended spell playing in state league 1, having previously represented Magic as a junior under the guidance of Sokolovski. The club said Eftimoski’s high-level experience and natural leadership is sure to be an asset for it in the upcoming season.
Daniel Radenkovic has also joined from the Magic after being a product of the juniors there, Radenkovic’s ascent through the ranks and formidable years with Magic’s seniors showcases his exceptional talent.
Festim Elmazi is another who has joined that was a part of Magic’s junior program, the big striker has a proven track record in state league 1 with Corio and brings his formidable experience to the Wolves. The club said Elmazi’s journey from Altona Magic’s youth ranks to representing their seniors showcases his footballing dedication and talent.
“There are more players coming on board that haven’t been announced yet, but they will be,” Sokolovski said.
“They’ve also spent some time with me, good kids, talented kids, hard working kids.”
Luka Vidakovic and Antoni Krslovic have both re-signed for next season as well.
Vidakovic is a big centre-back who will continue to don the red and black next season. He was a junior player coming out of St Albans Dinamo, who the club picked up in 2021. Vidakovic captained the team to promotion out of state league 5 west.
Krslovic is a dynamic midfielder who will continue to represent the Wolves next season. The club said Krslovic has proven to be a pivotal force since his arrival in 2021 and played a key role in the promotion into state 4. He has a rich junior background at St Albans, Melbourne Knights and Avondale.