The countdown to the 2020 Toyota NEAFL season is in full swing with the release of the practice match schedule today.
Kicking off on Saturday, February 22, all nine NEAFL teams will be in action over four weeks with games spanning from Canberra, Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane.
The SUNS and Lions will be the first to hit the field later this month when they clash at Metricon Stadium at 12pm. Two weeks later, the GIANTS and Canberra kick off Week 2 with a 1pm battle at Tom Wills Oval, while up in Queensland Aspley takes on Gold Coast and Southport hosts Redland in their first hit-outs of the year.
Sydney and Sydney University will be in action for the first time on March 14, followed by Aspley and Redland going head-to-head at Graham Rd.
Saturday, March 21 will be a bumper weekend of football with five matches scheduled. All nine teams will feature, plus QAFL club Morningside who will take on reigning premier Brisbane on home turf.
The four AFL clubs will close out the practice matches with two local derbies set for March 28.
Round 1 of the 2020 Toyota NEAFL Premiership Season gets underway on April 4.
2020 Toyota NEAFL Practice Match Schedule
Saturday, February 22
Gold Coast v Brisbane at Metricon Stadium, 12pm
Saturday, March 7
GIANTS v Canberra at Tom Wills Oval, 1pm
Aspley v Gold Coast at Graham Rd, 1.30pm
Southport v Redland at Fankhauser Reserve, 2pm
Saturday, March 14
Sydney v Sydney Uni at Tramway Oval, 11am
Aspley v Redland at Graham Rd, 1.30pm
Saturday, March 21
Canberra v Sydney at Alan Ray Oval, 11.30am
Aspley v Southport at Graham Rd, 1.30pm
Morningside (QAFL) v Brisbane at Jack Esplen Oval, 2pm
Gold Coast v Redland at Metricon Stadium, 2.30pm
GIANTS v Sydney Uni at Tom Wills Oval, 3pm
Saturday, March 28
Brisbane v Gold Coast at South Pine Sports Complex, 11am
GIANTS v Sydney at Tom Wills Oval, 11am
*Times and venues subject to change.
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