Profile: Sunshine Coast Lightning

Sunshine Coast Lightning was established in August 2016, as one of three new franchises in the Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) League and is the Sunshine Coast’s first and only national, professional sporting team.

Since Lightning’s inception, Members and fans have firmly embraced the Club. Home games at USC Stadium repeatedly attracted sell-out crowds in Lightning’s first two seasons. In 2019, an additional 1,000 seats were installed as part of the $9 million Queensland Government funded stadium redevelopment, which only increased demand. Capacity crowds were again a regular feature at Lightning games in Season 3 and as a direct result of the increased capacity, Sunshine Coast played host to its first SSN Netball Final. During two COVID-19 impacted seasons, USC Stadium still attracted attendance numbers, while abiding by the government’s strict capacity restrictions and social distancing measures.

First and foremost, Lightning was built for, and with, the local community. As a regionally based sporting organisation, Lightning continues to engage and integrate the Sunshine Coast community at all levels. That community-first approach remains one of the key pillars in Lightning’s day-to-day culture.


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By Tanya Nissen
Tanya is mum to two teenage girls and is the Production Manager for Kids on the Coast/ Kids in the City. She has experience working in the print & digital publishing industry for a number of years with skills in keeping the production schedule organised, social media and website design. When not being taxi-Mum to her girls, Tanya enjoys camping, reading, digital scrapbooking and boating. Kids on the Coast is a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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