The new look South East Queensland AFL Starts this week with division 2 & 3 in action on Saturday the 24th March.
After a couple of practice matches the teams are ready to go, a far cry from last year where we played club aid days instead of practice matches.
Caboolture kicks off the season against Nambour at Alexander Barr Oval against the reigning premiers Nambour, the Lions will want to get off to a flyer to get their season underway with a win. I have heard Nambour have recruited well so this week will see how their season will shape up against reigning premiers
Beenleigh will host Ipswich at Dauth Park, Rick Mills will be in charge of the Buffaloes in 2012 David Hume is once again in charge of Ipswich Eagles, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in this game as I know Ipswich have recruited well in the off season after a disappointing 2011.
Griffith Moorooka will play Coomera at Moorooka this week, Coomera have recruited well in the off season as have Griffith Moorooka, both clubs have gone through a balanced pre season, from all reports both clubs have come up with a good team for the season opener .
Redcliffe will host Calamvale at Rothwell Park this week, both clubs have had a couple of good practice matches and are ready to go, Redcliffe had a pretty good season last year only missing out on finals by percentage , from all reports they have recruited well in the off season and are looking forward to the season to start. Calamvale have been going about their business quietly and could be the surprise packet this year
Logan City will host Red Lions 2 at Tansey Park in round 1, Matt Skidmore will once again be in charge of the Cobras in 2012, being grand finalists in 2011 I know the Cobras want to go one better in 2012, they have recrucuited well in the off season and from all reports they ready and raring to go, the Red Lions will certainly know they have been in a game at full time.