The Kempsey Saints and Macleay Valley Rangers get their 2018 Football Mid North Coast Premier League campaigns underway this Saturday April 7.
The two sides will play away from home with the Saints travelling to face off with Wauchope while the Rangers meet Camden Haven at Laurieton.
The Kempsey Saints enter the season on the back of missing out on a finals appearance but they have improved their depth.
The side has five senior men’s sides and will be spoilt for choice in the Premier League.
Meanwhile Macleay Valley are coming off a roller coaster year that saw them finish the regular season as minor premiers but they failed to reach the grand final.
The two Macleay sides have to wait until round nine to do battle, which means they will also face off in the final round of the season.
Nine sides will again contest the Premier League with the bottom side at the end of the season being relegated from the top league.
In other matches, a grand final rematch is on display in the opening round with Wallis Lake up against Port United in Port Macquarie and Port Saints are on the road against the Taree Wildcats.
Tuncurry-Forster Tigers have a bye for the first round of competition.
Football Mid North Coast released the draws for all competitions last week.
In all 5160 matches will be played across 53 competitions in the Football Mid North Coast area this year. The 31 clubs will have 571 teams with 34 venues in use across 142 fields.