The need to reschedule several postponed Queensland State League and Queensland State Youth League games has again resulted in a bonanza of football for Perry Park, with the Brisbane Strikers’ home ground set to host three fixtures on Saturday 9 June.
The Queen’s Birthday long weekend was initially set aside by Football Queensland as a nominally ‘free’ weekend unless it was necessary to play ‘catch-up’ games affected by rain or other factors. With the late wet season having caused a number of postponements in March and April, the weekend will now be used for its contingency purpose.
Headlining the triple-header at Perry Park on 9 June and kicking off at 6.00 pm will be the Brisbane Strikers v Far North Queensland Bulls in their postponed Round 5 QSL fixture, which was initially to be played in Mareeba on 14 April. Negotiations about the location of the other two scheduled fixtures between these two teams later in the season are ongoing.
Getting proceedings underway at 1.45 pm will be the Logan Strikers and Gympie Fire Youth teams in a Round 10 QSYL fixture, which was initially scheduled to be played in Gympie on 19 May. This will be followed at 3.45 pm by the Brisbane Strikers and Southwest Queensland youth teams in a rescheduled Round 6 QYSL fixture initially set down for 21 April at Perry Park.
The permutations about who should have played whom, and where and how the remaining home and away fixtures will be scheduled, will remain the stuff of football administrators’ nightmares for the time being. But all that Strikers supporters need to be aware of at this stage is that they have three games to get their teeth into on Saturday, 9 June at Perry Park.
We look forward to seeing you there to get behind all three Strikers teams.