Blockbuster year guarenteed for QFAW Div 1 competition

The QFAW Division One competition is set for its biggest year yet with new changes, new teams, new turf and new players guaranteeing a blockbuster season. 

For the first time, the 2022 will see the competition run as a Seniors/Reserves style like the QFA Division One Men’s Hart Sport Cup.

11 teams will contest the 2022 Premiership, with three new clubs entering the fold; Coolangatta, Redcliffe and last year’s Division Two Central Premiers Sherwood.

After clinching back-to-back QFAW Division One flags, Southport Sharks have been elevated to QFALW. 

The competition gets underway on Saturday April 23rd and will be marked by the statewide ANZAC Round.

Newcomers, the Magpies and Tigers, will meet in their first test in Division One, while the Bluebirds host Burleigh in a local Gold Coast derby.

Last season’s runner-up Surfers Paradise will play its first game at home against Kedron, with Morningside traveling to Broadbeach and Moreton Bay hosting Mt Gravatt.

A Sunday game in Round Two will see Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise go head-to-head to align with their QAFL sides, guaranteeing a huge day of footy at Subaru Oval.

Sir Doug Nichols Round will be played across Round Five and Six (May 21st and 28th) before Pride Round is celebrated on July 16th.

All teams will have a bye on Saturday July 2nd as the inaugural South Queensland vs North Queensland Women’s Intrastate Rep Clash is contested.

Finals action will kick off on Saturday August 20th with the top four teams, before the Grand Final is played on the weekend of September 3rd and 4th.

QFAW Competition Manager, Joanna Main, said it was fantastic to see newcomers from different divisions and locations migrating into the Division One competition this year.

“The competition now involves teams from Moreton Bay all the way down to Coolangatta on the New South Wales border.Having a geographically wider talent pool will lift the calibre of the league, and we’ll see some talented competitors staking their claim for a spot in the South Queensland Representative side in July,” she said.

“We’re also excited to be launching a new competition structure this season that will have seniors and Reserves matches back-to-back each weekend.”

“Having that incentive for players to improve their game and work towards being selected each week in the seniors team will no doubt contribute to a higher playing standard over time.”


AFLQ Fixture – QFAW Div 1 _FINAL


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