MAGPIES TRAVEL TO MT GRAVATT IN ROUND 1 OF QAFL SEASON
The Western Magpies will start their 2016 QAFL season by travelling the short trip to meet old rival Mt Gravatt at Dittmer Park on Saturday, April 2nd.
All the Magpies matches in 2016 are scheduled for Saturdays and all start at 2 pm.
The Pies first home match will be against another old rival in Wilston Grange at Chelmer the following Saturday April 9th commencing at 2 pm.
The Pies first 5 matches are all winnable matches with following matches against Sandgate (away), Broadbeach (home) and Palm Beach-Currumbin (home) before the Pies meet 2015 Premiers Labrador away in Round 6.
After a superb home and away season in 2015 the Pies have only Labrador to conquer as the Tigers are the only team the Pies have not defeated in their tumultuous and rocky history in the QAFL over several stints.
Pre-season training recommences on Tuesday 12th January 2016.
The Western Magpies QAFL draw for 2016: (see AFLQ website for full draw)
2nd April-- Rd 1 v Mt Gravatt (a)
9th April-- Rd 2 v Wilston Grange (Chelmer)
16th April-- Rd 3 v Sandgate (a)
23rd April -- Rd 4 v Broadbeach (Chelmer)
30th April -- General bye
5th May -- Rd 5 v Palm Beach-Currumbin (Chelmer)
14th May -- Rd 6 v Labrador (a)
21st May -- Rd 7 v UQ (a)
28th May -- Rd 8 v Morningside ( Chelmer)
3rd June -- Representative round--QAFL v WA Amateur FL at Leyshon Park, Yeronga
11th June -- Rd 9 v Surfers Paradise (a)
18th June -- Rd 10 v Mt Gravatt (Chelmer)
25th June -- Rd 11 v Palm Beach-Currumbin (a)
2nd July -- Rd 12 v Wilston Grange (a)
9th July -- Rd 13 v Sandgate (Chelmer)
16th July -- Rd 14 v Labrador (Chelmer)
23rd July -- Washout round (bye)
30th July -- Rd 15 v Broadbeach (a)
6th August -- Rd 16 v UQ (Chelmer)
13th August -- Rd 17 v Morningside (a)
20th August -- Rd 18 v Surfers Paradise (Chelmer)
27/28th August--Elimination/Qualifying Finals
3rd/4th September-- First/Second Semi Finals
10/11th September --Preliminary Final
17/18th September-- Grand Final
Note the AFL Grand Final is scheduled for Saturday October 1st