Season Two Has Mahalia Aiming High

A second pre-season in Sunshine Coast Lightning colours excites Mahalia Cassidy. Now she understands the environment and expectations of the Club, the midcourter is eager to build on last season and prime herself for her biggest season yet. “I’m actually really just excited to get another pre-season up here,” Cassidy said. “When changing programs there’s […]

Hinchliffe Grateful For Lightning’s Diamond Duo

Tara Hinchliffe is no stranger with going toe to toe with the Sunshine Coast Lightning attacking duo in Steph Wood and Cara Koenen on match day. The defender says the opportunity to now train against the Origin Diamond shooters week in, week out will only benefit her game. “At the Queensland Firebirds, the biggest thing […]

Lightning Win Sunshine Coast Business Award

Sunshine Coast Lightning has been recognised at the coveted Sunshine Coast Business Awards, named winner of the Festivals and Events (Tourism) Category during Saturday evening’s ceremony.   The accolades are a strong endorsement of what Lightning has been able to successfully deliver, despite the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on sport and major events in recent seasons.   This is the second time in […]

Change Brings New Energy To Lightning

Sunshine Coast Lightning headquarters is abuzz this week with pre-season preparations officially beginning and Head Coach Kylee Byrne is already pleased with how the team is coming together. Forming bonds is an important first step for the group, who are focusing on gym and track conditioning sessions before they resume court training in the coming […]

Lightning Invest In Future With Six Confirmed Training Partners

Sunshine Coast Lightning has identified a need to prioritise emerging Queensland talent in 2022, providing six athletes with Training Partner contracts. The Club confirmed Annie Lawrie, Ashlee Unie and Maddie Hinchliffe would remain at the Club earlier this week as Training Partners. Head Coach Kylee Byrne is thrilled to announce three new faces in Jada […]

SSN Evolution Will See Shift in Strategy

Improvement across the board in the Suncorp Super Netball league in recent seasons has Head Coach Kylee Byrne closely inspecting what the Sunshine Coast Lightning style of play will look like in 2022. The commitment from Lightning and its competitors to push the envelope across sport science, conditioning and game strategy has seen different priorities […]

Talented Training Partner Trio Re-Sign

The Club is delighted to announce that emerging trio Ashlee Unie, Maddie Hinchliffe and Annie Lawrie have re-signed at Sunshine Coast Lightning as official Training Partners ahead of next season. Head Coach Kylee Byrne said the contract extensions are an endorsement of the three players’ ongoing development and their strong contribution to the Lightning program […]

A Message From Karla Pretorius

Excitement is building towards Season 2022, with so much potential to uncover. My teammates – new and existing – are already back in the gym and out on court working hard at pre-season training. Now we need you, our loyal fans, to commit and join us on this next chapter as we welcome you with […]

Lightning Pre-Season Relies On Planning And Purpose

Sunshine Coast Lightning athletes endeavour to get the absolute best out of themselves in every single session but that mentality will be increasingly important in the lead in to 2022. The March start date for the Suncorp Super Netball means clubs have lost almost a month’s worth of preparation time this pre-season, meaning every session […]

Lightning Named QSport Awards Finalists

Sunshine Coast Lightning is thrilled to be recognised as finalists across multiple categories in the 2021 QSport Awards. Lightning‘s CEO Danielle Smith was named a finalist as Sports Administrator of the Year – the third time she has been recognised in this category – after her strong leadership and work in securing a second consecutive […]