by Mark Majdandzic
The NPL 2022 draw was released yesterday by Football QLD to the public. The build up to the first game of the season is always an exciting time and Knights Head Coach Scott McDonald is feeling much the same after finding out his schedule for the upcoming season.
“Working with this group of players more now we are excited for what the future holds for us as a collective unit. The boys are putting in a lot of hard work behind the scenes which is great to see,” said McDonald.
The NPL QLD competition has been cut back to twelve teams for the upcoming season with more competitive and high quality games anticipated.
“The competition won’t have any easy games this season with the reduction of teams and we are prepared for a battle week in week out no matter who visits us at home or on our travels,” said McDonald.
The Knights are scheduled to play away at Logan Lightning in the opening round of the competition before welcoming Capalaba to the Croatian Sports Centre in the home opener on March the 5th.
“We respect all the teams in our competition and know that there are no easy three points. We will ensure that we are prepared as best as we possibly can be to go out and win every game for our fans next season,” said McDonald.
The Knights are scheduled to play in two pre-season tournaments- the Magic Cup and the Pre-Season Championship mixed in with multiple pre-season fixtures.
The season is set to begin on the 26th of February and conclude on the 20th of August. Membership packages will go on sale next week to the public.
FULL SEASON SCHEDULE
Rd 1 @ Logan Lightning- Saturday 26th of Feb- 6pm
Rd 2 @ HOME Capalaba FC- Saturday 5th of Mar- 4:30pm
Rd 3 @ Peninsula Power- Saturday 12th of Mar- 6:30pm
Rd 4 @ HOME Lions FC- Saturday 19th of Mar- 4:30pm
Rd 5 @ Brisbane City- Saturday 2nd of Apr- 5:30pm
Rd 6 @ Sunshine Coast Wanderers- Sunday 10th of Apr- 4:15pm
Rd 7 @ HOME Easts- Sunday 24th of Apr- 3pm
Rd 8 @ Brisbane Roar- Sunday 1st of May- 5:15pm
Rd 9 @ HOME Gold Coast United- Saturday 7th of May- 4:30pm
Rd 10 @ Olympic- Sunday 15th of May- 6pm
Rd 11 @ HOME Moreton Bay- Saturday 21st of May- 4:30pm
Rd 12 @ HOME Logan Lightning- Friday 27th of May- 7:30pm
Rd 13 @ Capalaba FC- Saturday 11th of Jun- 6:15pm
Rd 14 @ HOME Peninsula Power- Saturday 18th of Jun- 4:30pm
Rd 15 @ Lions FC- Saturday 25th of Jun- 7pm
Rd 16 @ HOME Brisbane City- Saturday 2nd of Jul- 4:30pm
Rd 17 @ HOME Sunshine Coast Wanderers- Saturday 9th of Jul- 4:30pm
Rd 18 @ Easts- Sunday 24th of Jul- 6pm
Rd 19 @ HOME Brisbane Roar- Friday 29th of Jul- 7:30pm
Rd 20 @ Gold Coast United- Friday 5th of Aug- 8:30pm
Rd 21 @ HOME Olympic- Sunday 14th of Aug- 4pm
Rd 22 @ Moreton Bay- Saturday 20th of Aug- 6pm
*Please note- the draw is subject to change pending Football QLD*