AFL Queensland today released the 2017 fixtures for the Queensland Football Association (QFA) Division 2 and 3 competitions.
The new competitions are part of the South East Queensland male competition restructure which now sees five divisions sitting below the Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL); based on team strength, not geographical location.
QFA Division 2
Division 2 features teams from 2016’s QFA North, South, and QAFA (A); ranging from Moreton Bay to Coolangatta-Tweed.
Teams north of Brisbane, such as Aspley and Kedron, will now be able to take on southern teams including Robina and Coomera.
Division 2 features a promotion and relegation system. The winner of the Grand Final will move into Division 1 in 2018, while the team finishing last will move into Division 3.
All senior matches will be played in the traditional 2:00pm Saturday timeslot.
QFA Division 3
QFA Division 3 comprises teams from the 2016 QAFA (A) competition, as well as the newly established Hinterland Blues (formally Nambour).
Victoria Point will play three NEAFL curtain closers following Redland games at Tidbold Park, while home and away games will be played on Saturday afternoons, with starting times including 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm and 7:00pm across the season.
Local rivalries such as Redcliffe vs. Pine Rivers and Victoria Point vs. Wynnum return, while Ipswich, Carrara and Hinterland all have the opportunity to play each other.
The winner of the Division 3 Grand Final in 2017 will be promoted to Division 2 in 2018.
Both competitions get underway on Saturday April 1. Division 3 will play their Grand Final on the first weekend of September, with the Division 2 Grand Final a week later.
To view the QFA Division 2 fixture, please CLICK HERE
To view the QFA Division 3 fixture, please CLICK HERE