A standalone game on 26th March will herald the start of the 2022 Division 2 North season.
Park Ridge will meet Jindalee at home, with ex-Collingwood player and Brownlow Medalist Dane Swan lining up in the midfield for the Pirates as a once off, before all 10 other clubs get their seasons underway on April 2nd.
2022 highlights include ANZAC Round and the long-running matchup between Moorooka and Ipswich, the Friday Night Ipswich Cup in Round 11 and NAIDOC Week on July 9th with Yeronga and Kenmore hosting big games at home.
Competition Manager QFA, Josh Rhodes, said with reigning premier Moreton Bay moving up into the QFA Division 1 HART Sport Cup there’s plenty of interest as to who the new pace setters will be.
“Moreton Bay have been super impressive over the past two years in Division Two North, so with them no longer in the mix a lot of clubs will be keen to assert their authority early on and assume the mantle of premiership favorites,” he said.
“There’s always plenty of chatter around at this time of year in regards to who has recruited who, but from all reports last year’s beaten Grand Finalists, Hinterland, have retained the core of their group and added a few new quality players.”
Heading south and nine teams will feature again in the Division Two South 2022 fixture.
The Burleigh Bombers will unfurl their 2021 Premiership Flag in Round One when they host Coomera, but they’ll have to wait until Round Four for the Grand Final rematch against the Bond University Bullsharks.
ANZAC Round will see traditional local rivalries tested with Carrara meeting Robina and Coolangatta taking on Burleigh.
Coolangatta host Coomera in Round 18 to mark Tank Martin Day.
Competition Manager QFA, Josh Rhodes, said he was hoping for season unaffected by border closures.
“Since the inception of the Northern Rivers clubs into the Division Two South competition it has been impacted in some way by border closures, so hopefully this year we have an unaffected season and every club gets an uninterrupted shot at being crowned premier,” he said.
“Burleigh started slowly last year but then found there groove in their run the the title, so no doubt new coach John Boxer will be keen to maintain last year’s momentum and set the tone in early in their quest to back to back.”
Both competitions will celebrate the themed rounds in line with the rest of the state including Sir Doug Nicholls Rounds (Seven and Eight) and Pride Round on July 16th.
Finals start on August 20th before the Grand Finals are played on Saturday September 10th (Division 2 North) and Sunday September 11th (Division 2 South).
2022 QFA Div 2 North Fixture (5)
2022 QFA Div 2 South Fixture (8)