The 2019 QAFL Season will start 2 weeks earlier in 2019 on April 6 after AFL Queensland released the official fixture just prior to Christmas.
Yet again, for mysterious reasons unknown to the Magpie faithful, we’re off to Vulture territory yet again for an away fixture in Round 1. Since the reinstatement of the QAFL in 2014, the Magpies are yet to have a Round 1 home fixture!
Round 2 will see the Magpies host Labrador who will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2018 season after playing in 4 consecutive QAFL Grand Finals for 2 Premierships.
Round 3 sees the inaugural annual Good Friday match against Grange, in a fixture set to be shared hme and away in alternate seasons between the two proud Brisbane clubs.
Good Friday Footy in country Victoria has been a huge success, with massive local crowds getting their footy fix and the Gorillas and Magpies will be hoping for a bumper crowd as they develop a new tradition.
The other feature match for the Pies will be a home Sunday fixture vs Morningside for Sir Doug Nicholls Round (QAFL Indigenous Round) where both clubs will again feature Indigenous Guernsey’s in a blockbuster Sunday outing.
the Magpies will have 4 footy free weekends with nicely spaced byes, and the longest consecutive run of footy will be 5 Rounds, allowing the players to re-charge their batteries and nurse a few niggles, a luxury the Magpies weren’t afforded in 2018 due to a disjointed fixture.