PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Capital Football newcomers Gungahlin United will kick-off the 2015 season with a blockbuster opening day clash against reigning Grand Final champions Belconnen United at McKellar Park.
The Blue Devils hosting the newest member of the elite division will mark the official launch of the campaign on Saturday 11th April at 5:30pm.
The fixture is one of four intriguing ties from Round 1 of the competition with League Champions Tigers FC welcoming the amalgamated Woden-Weston FC to Nijong Oval as they attempt to get the defence of their NPL crown off to a winning start. Meanwhile, a new-look Canberra Olympic will host Tuggeranong United at O’Connor Enclosed whilst Canberra FC, aiming to get back to the top of the pile, welcome a confident Monaro Panthers to Deakin Stadium.
“The Gungahlin versus Belconnen match will be a terrific way for us to kick-off the new season,” Capital Football Competition Manager, Chris Doyle commented. “Gungahlin will be fielding a very strong set of teams throughout the NPL structure and have a commitment to the Women’s Premier League as well which will see them become a welcome part of the Canberra football community.”
After plenty of off-field comment throughout the summer months, attention will switch to the action on the field as the nine members of the NPL get ready for the long haul towards the silverware.
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ROUND 1 NPL
Saturday 11th April
Belconnen United v Gungahlin United (McKellar Park), 5:30pm
Sunday 12th April
Canberra FC v Monaro Panthers (Deakin Stadium)
Canberra Olympic v Tuggeranong United (O’Connor Enclosed)
Tigers FC v Woden-Weston FC v (Nijong Oval)