A new challenger awaits the Queensland Australian Football League in 2020, as representative football once again forms part of the QAFL’s fixture for the second straight season.
The representative QAFL side will host the Victoria Amateur Football Association (VAFA) next season in what will be the second meeting in seven years for the two football leagues.
This time, Wilston Grange’s Hickey Park will host the representative showdown, with the game scheduled for June 7; between Rounds 8 and 9 in the QAFL 2020 calendar.
The two sides last met back in 2014, where the VAFA produced an 83-point win, as former Wilston Grange spearhead and current Club President Matt Trewhella was awarded the Zayne Taylor Medal.
But while a new opponent is scheduled, some things remain unchanged from the representative teams’ most recent contest in 2019.
Former Melbourne and West Coast AFL player Andy Lovell will again coach the QAFL team following his stint at the helm of the team’s narrow loss to the Adelaide Football League last June.
A competition steeped in rich history, the VAFA is the country’s largest amateur football competition and consists of seven senior divisions from Premier A to Division 4.
Only VAFA players from Premier B to Division 4 will be eligible to play in the state representative game.
A Bond University QAFLW matchup between Wilston Grange and Coolangatta Tweed at 1:00pm will form a curtain raiser for the game.