ALL three Manning clubs will be on the road for the opening round of the Group Three Rugby League season next year.
Taree City make the trip to play Port City at Port Macquarie on Saturday April 18 while Wingham heads to Kempsey to tackle premiers Macleay Valley on Sunday April 19. Old Bar takes on Wauchope at Wauchope, also on April 19.
Forster-Tuncurry clash with Port Sharks at Tuncurry on Saturday April 18 in the other week one encounter.
The Indigenous All Stars/Group Three All Stars clash at Kempsey on Saturday April 4 will kick the season off while the season launch will be at the Wingham Services Club on Friday March 27.
There's no football in Group Three on April 25/26 because of Anzac Day while there'll be general byes on the June long weekend (June 6/7 and 8) and July 18/19. These weekends can be used for deferred fixtures.
The 14 week regular season will conclude on August 8 and 9 with the opening week of the semi-finals underway on August 15 and 16.
Grand final day is Sunday September 6.