Players at Sunshine Coast Lightning Netball

Education Fair Exhibitor 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.