ACE begin their pre-season fixtures tomorrow as the countdown to the defence of their Premier League title gathers pace.
Capital League 1 side AC Carina are the visitors to Wolter Park on Sunday with the Reserves kicking-off at 3pm and Seniors at 5pm.
It comes just less than eight weeks to Round One of the BPL when promoted St George are our first opponents at Wolter Park on March 7.
It is the start of three successive home games to launch the campaign with Caboolture and The Gap to follow before ACE travel to Grange.
May then sees three consecutive games against our main rivals for last season’s crowns – Toowong, Taringa and Bayside.
ACE will face promoted North Star, our near neighbours and rivals, at the end of the first round of fixtures and in the final match of the regular season.
ACE coach Steve Glockner knows is it a “tricky” start to his side’s bid for a third successive Premiership.
“It’s always difficult playing a team which has been promoted into your league first up,” he said. “They (St George) have got everything to prove, they will be full of energy, full of beans for this one.
“But so many games are difficult for very different reasons. For St George, newly promoted, they will want to prove a point. It’ll be tricky for us.”
ACE fixtures in the Premier League Reserves competition precede each senior men’s game at the same venues.
ACE PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES
March 7 – ACE v St George 6pm
March 13 – ACE v Caboolture 8.30pm
March 22 – ACE v The Gap 5pm
March 28 – Grange v ACE 5pm
April 18 – ACE v Acacia Ridge 6pm
April 25 – Centenary Stormers v ACE 7pm
May 2 – ACE v Toowong 6pm
May 9 – Taringa v ACE 5pm
May 17 – ACE v Bayside 5pm
May 24 – Brisbane Knights v ACE 6pm
May 29 – ACE v North Star 8.30pm
June 14 – St George v ACE 5pm
June 20 – Caboolture v ACE 6pm
June 26 – The Gap v ACE 8.30pm
July 3 – ACE v Grange 8.30pm
July 12 – Acacia Ridge v ACE 5pm
July 18 – ACE v Centenary Stormers 7pm
July 26 – Toowong v ACE 6pm
August 2 – ACE v Taringa 5pm
August 8 – Bayside v ACE 6pm
August 15 – ACE v Brisbane Knights 6pm
August 22 – North Star v ACE 6pm