Seymour starts its Goulburn Valley League campaign against southern rivals Mansfield on Saturday, April 6
The fixture list, which was released recently, pits the Lions against the Eagles first up in the 18-round GVL season.
The Lions finished eight points short of a finals berth in the football last season and will only have to wait until round five to take on 2018 premier Shepparton.
While the Lionesses performed valiantly to finish sixth in the home-and-away season and reach the semi-finals, they were toppled by eventual winners Echuca.
The netballers only have one week to settle themselves before taking on the reigning champions away from home at the Victoria Park courts.
The side will face Shepparton and Echuca twice in the normal season.
Seymour’s 2019 GVL fixture
Round one: home v Mansfield
Round two: away v Echuca
Round three: away v Benalla (Easter)
Round four: home v Euroa (ANZAC weekend)
Round five: away v Shepparton
Round six: away v Mooroopna
General bye, community championships
Round seven: home v Kyabram
Round eight: away v Shepparton Swans
Round nine: away v Shepparton United (Queen’s birthday weekend)
Round 10: home v Tatura
Round 11: home v Rochester
Round 12: away v Mansfield
Round 13: home v Echuca
General bye, Vic Country v VAFA
Round 14: home v Benalla
Round 15: away v Euroa
Round 16: home v Shepparton
Round 17: home v Mooroopna
Round 18: away v Kyabram