KNOX City will kick off its Football Federation of Victoria State League 3 south-east season against Springvale City on Friday at 8.30pm.
The match will also mark Knox City's first game at Knox Regional Football Centre in Wantirna South as its home venue, Egan Lee Reserve, is undergoing ground work this season.
The playing surface is artificial grass which will provide a good-standard pitch in all weathers and therefore should provide good quality football.
Newly appointed coach Paul Truman, together with his assistant Paul Winn and goalkeeping coach Roy Lawton, have spent the pre-season coming up with a combination that can challenge for promotion back to State League 2 after the club was relegation last season.
New signings include Kevin Heuvelink from HHC Hardenberg in Holland. Heuvelink is also a former junior player with noted Eredivisie side Twente while Frenchman Charles Demontfort from French club Lardenne AS has also joined the club.
A spokesman said the club hoped for a groundswell of support from supporters in the face of a difficult season ahead playing at the football centre.
The Knox City reserves will kick off the evening with their match at 6.30pm.
Knox Regional Football Centre is in George Street, Wantirna South, near the intersection of High Street Road and EastLink.