The Queensland Football Association (QFA) Division 1 HART Sport Cup is set for a blockbuster season with the 2023 fixture locked in.
HART Sport will again return as the competition’s major sponsor, with the season commencing on Saturday, March 25.
Eight clubs will contest the 2023 Flag, with each team playing 16 matches across the 20-week season.
QFA Competition Manager, Josh Rhodes said the addition of last year’s Division 2 North Premiers, Hinterland Blues, brought an air of excitement to this season.
“We are delighted to welcome HART Sport back for another year as naming rights sponsor, as they have been such great supporters of Queensland footy for a long time,” he said.
“Anytime there’s a new team entering the competition it brings a sense of freshness and anticipation and there’s certainly some preseason buzz about the comp this year.”
Round One will see 2022 QFA Division 1 HART Sport Cup Premiers, Coorparoo Kings take on newly elevated 2022 Division 2 North Premiers, Hinterland Blues in what’s bound to be a blockbuster match.
Round Two will feature a Grand Final rematch between Reigning Premiers, Coorparoo and Beenleigh.
Traditional rivalry games will be played to commemorate ANZAC Day in April, with Beenleigh to take on Springwood, Caloundra to face off with UQ, and Mayne to verse Coorparoo.
The ANZAC Day Round will also feature a match between 2021 Division 2 North Premiers, Moreton Bay and 2022 Division 2 North Premiers, Hinterland.
Sir Doug Nicholls Round (SDNR) will be celebrated across two rounds: nine and 10.
The annual SDNR will see Springwood take on Caloundra at Lowe Oval in round 10.
All teams will get a mid-season rest for round 14 on June 24 to accommodate for the annual North Queensland and South Queensland representative clash.
As part of a state-wide Pride Round on July 15, all teams are encouraged to join in the LGBTQIA+ celebrations.
The finals series will begin on Saturday, August 12 before the season concludes on the first Saturday in September when the best two teams battle it out for the title of Premier.
2023 QFA DIV 1 FIXTURE