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By JESS WEBSTER

 

The countdown to the 2019 NEAFL season is in full swing with practice matches set to kick off on March 2.

Nine of the NEAFL’s 10 teams will be in action over five weeks, kicking off with Aspley taking on Brisbane at Voxon Oval in less than three weeks.

The Hornets will play the Lions, defending premier Southport and Redland to complete their trials games, whilst Brisbane will also tackle Redland and Gold Coast

Canberra will host the GIANTS at Gungahlin Oval in a Thursday night clash on March 7, followed by a clash with Sydney and a final intra club match on March 16.

The Lions will also battle Redland the SUNS, with Gold Coast also set to face QAFL premiers Palm Beach at Metricon Stadium on March 24.

Southport play just twice against Aspley and Redland as they prepare to defend its title, with Sydney, the GIANTS and Sydney University all testing themselves against each other in Sydney.

NT Thunder players certainly won’t be missing out, with the NTFL Finals Series just around the corner as they prepare to host Brisbane in Round 1 on April 6 at TIO Stadium.

Check out the full schedule below. Stay tuned to neafl.com.au during March as we bring you the latest scores and news from each practice game.

 

Saturday, March 2

Aspley v Brisbane Lions at Voxon Oval, 3pm

 

Thursday, March 7

Canberra v GIANTS at Gungahlin Oval, 6.30pm

 

Saturday, March 9

Aspley v Redland at Voxon Oval, 2pm

 

Saturday, March 16

Southport v Redland at Fankhauser Reserve, 1pm

Sydney Swans v Sydney Uni at Henson Park, 11am

Canberra v Canberra (intraclub) at Gungahlin Oval, 10am

 

Saturday, March 23

Brisbane Lions v Redland at Giffin Park, 3pm

Southport v Aspley at Fankhauser Reserve, 1pm

Sydney Swans v Canberra at Waratah Oval, 12pm

 

Sunday, March 24

Gold Coast SUNS v Palm Beach (QAFL) at Metricon Stadium, 10:30am

GIANTS v Sydney Uni at Tom Wills Oval, 12pm

 

Saturday, March 30

GIANTS v Sydney Swans at Tom Wills Oval, 11am

 

Sunday, March 31

Gold Coast SUNS v Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium, 10am

 

 

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