MATCH REPORT: ROUND 7

By: Netball Australia In the opening match of the First Nations Round, played on Kabi Kabi Country at UniSC Arena, it was the Sunshine Coast Lightning overpowering their state rivals, the Queensland Firebirds 76-65 in the first instalment of the Queensland Cup. With their powerhouse signings of Courtney Bruce and Liz Watson adding to their […]

ROUND 7 PREVIEW: LIGHTNING V FIREBIRDS

In week 1 of First Nations Round, Sunshine Coast Lightning and the Queensland Firebirds will face off for the Queensland Cup at UniSC Arena. It’s always a fierce match-up between the two Queensland sides, both wanting bragging rights for the first game of 2024. KEY MATCH UP Ashleigh Ervin v Donnell Wallam Coming off a […]

MATCH REPORT: ROUND 6

By: Netball Australia The Sunshine Coast Lightning have delivered an impressive 64-57 win, snapping the Melbourne Vixens’ winning streak and making a notable return to the winner’s circle. After a heartbreaking outcome last week against the GIANTS, Lightning were fired up from the starting whistle, fighting until the very end against a hard fought Vixens. […]

ROUND 5 SCORE ERROR

Sunshine Coast Lightning is continuing to work with Netball Australia as part of the review into matters relating to the score error in last weekend’s Round 5 Suncorp Super Netball match against GIANTS Netball. The Club is reviewing all relevant information to determine whether the match result was awarded in accordance with the rules, before […]

ROUND 6 PREVIEW: LIGHTNING V VIXENS

Lightning will take on the Melbourne Vixens this weekend for the second week in a row on the road.  Coming up against her former side, Liz Watson will want to put out a strong performance to end the Vixen’s unbeaten streak.  KEY MATCH UP Steph Fretwell v Jo Weston Two highly experienced players, Fretwell and […]

LIGHTNING UNVEILS COMMUNITY MURAL IN CALOUNDRA

Sunshine Coast Lightning has officially unveiled its first ever large-scale community mural in front of Members, fans, partners and special guests. Painted by local mural artist, Sarah Sculley and First Nations artist, Zartisha Davis, the mural features Lightning’s logo, players past and present, the Club’s two premiership wins, and incorporates Lightning’s 2024 First Nations dress […]

LIGHTNING REVEALS 2024 FIRST NATIONS DRESS

Sunshine Coast Lightning has revealed its 2024 First Nations dress, to be worn in Round 7 and 13 of the season — both times against the Queensland Firebirds. The artwork, titled “Toolembi Watama” (Storm dance), was hand-painted by local First Nations artist and proud Kabi Kabi woman, Zartisha Davis. Zartisha explains the meaning behind the […]

MATCH REPORT: ROUND 5

By: Netball Australia As the final whistle sounded, the GIANTS emerged victorious in an epic extra-time showdown against the Sunshine Coast Lightning. The GIANTS proved too good in the final minutes of a match filled with twists and turns at Ken Rosewall Arena. The match was decided during extra time, but there was a delay […]

ROUND 5 INJURY UPDATE

Mahalia Cassidy and Courtney Bruce have been ruled out of this weekend’s Round 5 match against GIANTS Netball and will not travel with the team to Sydney. Mahalia is managing an ankle injury sustained in Lightning’s Round 4 match against the Mavericks, while Courtney manages a calf injury. Maddie Hinchliffe remains in the squad after […]

LIGHTNING MURAL TO IGNITE COMMUNITY NETBALL CENTRE

Sunshine Coast Lightning will reveal its first ever community mural next week in Caloundra. In partnership with the Sunshine Coast Council, the 10m mural features Lightning players past and present, and will be on display on the external wall of the Caloundra Indoor Stadium. Local mural artist Sarah Sculley worked alongside First Nations artist, Zartisha […]