The Western Magpies will find out very quickly where they sit in the pecking order when they have the toughest opening two rounds of any club in the 2015 QAFL season as they host 2014 undefeated Premiers Morningside in Round 1 at Chelmer on Saturday, 11th Aprilthen follow up with runners-up Labrador, also at Chelmer, on Saturday, 18th April.
The Magpies then travel to 2014 finalists Broadbeach on Anzac Day and by the end of round 3 the Magpies will have a good idea whether they are in the finals mix. Acouple of victories in the first three rounds can set up the Magpies season.
The QAFL have scheduled 19 Sunday matches during the season but the Magpies will only play one Sunday fixture against UQ at UQ in round 9 on 21st June.
The Magpies then follow up in round 4 with a match against old rivals Wilston Grange at Grange on 2nd May then play bitter rivals Palm Beach-Currumbin at Palm Beach in round 6 on 23rd May followed by traditional rivals from the old SQAFA days in Mt Gravatt at Chelmer in round 7 (Indigenous Round) on 30th May.
The 2015 QAFL draw for the Western Magpies is below (for full draw refer to AFLQ website):
11th April -- Rd 1 v Morningside at Chelmer
18th April -- Rd 2 v Labrador at Chelmer
25th April -- Rd 3 v Broadbeach at Broadbeach
2nd May -- Rd 4 v Wilston Grange at Grange (split round)
9th May --bye
16th May -- Rd 5 v Surfers Paradise at Chelmer
23rd May -- Rd 6 v Palm Beach-Currumbin at Palm Beach
30th May -- Rd 7 v Mt Gravatt at Chelmer(Indigenous Round)
6th June -- Bye--Representative weekend
13th June - Rd 8 v Sandgate at Chelmer
21st June - Rd 9 v UQ at University (Sunday)
27th June - Rd 10 v Morningside at Morningside
4th July -- Rd 11 v Labrador at Labrador
11th July - Rd 12 v Wilston Grange at Chelmer
18th July - Rd 13 v Broadbeach at Chelmer
25th July -- general bye
1st August - Rd 14 v Surfers Paradise at Surfers Paradise
8th August - Rd 15 v Palm Beach-Currumbin at Chelmer
15th August v Rd 16 v Mt Gravatt at Mt Gravatt
22nd August v Rd 17 v Sandgate at Sandgate
29th August v Rd 18 v UQ at Chelmer
5-6th September-- Elimination/Qualifying Finals
12-13th September--First/Second Semi Finals
19th September--Preliminary Final
26th September--Grand Final
NOTE: AFL Grand Final is on Saturday, October 3rd
Good Friday-- 3rd April
Easter Sunday-- 5th April