Soccer fixtures out soon

THE next step in launching the state's elite soccer competition will take place tomorrow.

Highly-anticipated fixtures for the inaugural Victorian National Premier Leagues season will be made public ahead of the opening round next month.

It has been revealed that the senior men and under-20 men competitions will kick off March 14-16and conclude on September 14 and October 5 respectively.

Ballarat Red Devils have been confirmed as part of the VNPL's top tier, and will take on Bentleigh Greens, Dandenong Thunder, Goulburn Valley Suns, Green Gully Cavaliers, Heidelberg United, Hume City, Melbourne Knights, Northcote City, Oakleigh Cannons, Pascoe Vale, Port Melbourne Sharks, South Melbourne and Werribee City.

Junior divisions have been split geographically, with the Reds pitted against Avondale Heights, Bendigo Amateur Soccer League,  Brunswick City, Green Gully Cavaliers, Hume City, Melbourne Knights, Moreland Zebras, North Geelong Warriors, Pascoe Vale, St Albans Saints, Sunshine George Cross, Werribee City and Whittlesea Ranges.

Following the release of fixtures, Football Federation Victoria will outline the rules of competition on Tuesday, March 4.

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