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2019 NEAFL fixture

For the second season in a row, the Brisbane Lions' NEAFL side will start their season with a gruelling trip to Darwin to take on the NT Thunder on April 7. 

The draw for the 2019 NEAFL fixture was released today, with the Lions set to play three curtain raisers at the Gabba, while also taking on Aspley in a huge grudge match on Easter Friday. 

Similar to this year, the Lions will play each AFL affiliated side four times while playing each of the non-affiliated sides once. 

NEAFL Operations Manager, Luke Gatti, said the fixture aims to build a successful 2018 season, which was the most competitive on record.

“Our goal for the 2019 NEAFL fixture was to enable our clubs to engage with their communities and supporters by adding extra Sunday games, and additional matches on Good Friday, Friday night and in Alice Springs,” he said.

“We are pleased our traditional clashes in ANZAC Round between Redland and NT Thunder, and Friday night between Sydney Swans and Sydney University, were able to be maintained.

“We are confident the 2019 fixture will allow for another competitive and exciting season for football in the northern states.”

Round 1 will commence on April 6, coinciding with Round 3 of the AFL Premiership Season, with the Grand Final to be held on September 14 or 15, during Week 2 of the AFL Finals.

All clubs will have three byes, with the NEAFL to retain a three-week finals series featuring the top six teams.

Download a combined Lions AFL and NEAFL draw in PDF.

See the full draw below: 

Round Date Opponent Venue Home/Away Local Time
1 Saturday, April 6 NT Thunder TIO Stadium Away 6.30pm
2 Saturday, April 13 GWS Burpengary Home 12.00pm
3 Friday, April 19 Aspley Voxson Oval Away 1.30pm
4 Saturday, April 27 Gold Coast Metricon Stadium Away 10.05am
5 Saturday, May 4 Sydney   South Pine SC  Home 12.00pm 
Saturday, May 11 Canberra Phillip Oval Away 12.00pm
8 Saturday, May 25 GWS Maroochydore Home 12.00pm
9 Saturday, June 1 Sydney South Pine SC Home 12.00pm
10 Saturday, June 8 Gold Coast Metricon Stadium Away 12.55pm
11 BYE        
12 Saturday, June 22 Sydney Uni BISP Away 12.00pm
13 Sunday, June 30 Redland The Gabba Home 11:40am
14 Sunday, July 7 GWS Sydney Showground Away 1.00pm
15 BYE
16 Saturday, July 20 Gold Coast The Gabba Home 3.45pm
17 Sunday, July 28 Sydney SCG Away 11.40am
18 Saturday, Aug 3 Southport Fankhauser Reserve Away 1.30pm
19 Saturday, Aug 10 Gold Coast  The Gabba   Home 12.55pm 
20 Sunday, Aug 18 GWS Sydney Showground Away 11.40am
21 Saturday, Aug 24 Sydney SCG (TBC) Away TBC

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs