CLUB STATEMENT

Netball Australia and the Sunshine Coast Lightning strongly condemn the series of anti-social, and bullying posts on social media directed towards Sunshine Coast Lightning defender Kate Walsh over the last week. Walsh has been subjected to multiple bullying remarks and posts on various social media platforms following the Round 5 Suncorp Super Netball match between […]

Lightning Announce Ken Mills Toyota Partnership

Sunshine Coast Lightning is thrilled to have secured the backing of Ken Mills Toyota as an Official Partner of the club. The family owned and operated Toyota dealership has operated for nearly 20 years on the Sunshine Coast. The community and people focussed business truly values this locally connected, like-minded partnership. Lightning CEO Danielle Smith […]

FINAL TEST LOOMS BEFORE ROUND 1

One opportunity remains for Sunshine Coast Lightning to finesse their game plan and ensure combinations gel before Premiership points come into play next week against West Coast Fever in Round 1. Lightning will continue the annual tradition of replicating match conditions a week out from Round 1 in a heated contest against the QLD Suns […]

TARA HINCHLIFFE’S EARLY RETURN TO COURT

A meticulous rehabilitation program has seen Tara Hinchliffe make her return to court ahead of schedule, with the defender named in both games against Collingwood across the weekend. Hinchliffe ruptured her ACL in Round 10 of the 2021 season but despite original timeline estimates, the circle defender will be available for selection in Round 1 […]

LIGHTNING LEADERS ANNOUNCED

Sunshine Coast Lightning will be headed by an elite group of leaders this season, with the Club officially announcing Steph Wood as Captain in 2022. Laura Scherian and Tara Hinchliffe have been elevated as co-Vice Captains, while Karla Pretorius will round out the official leadership group. The group boasts a strong spread of talent, experience […]

MADDIE HINCHLIFFE REWARDED PERMANENT PLAYER CONTRACT

Sunshine Coast Lightning is extremely proud to announce Maddie Hinchliffe as the 10th squad member for Season 2022. The Lightning Training Partner has been elevated to the senior team in lieu of Karla Pretorius who is currently expecting her first child. Hinchliffe made her debut in Lightning colours in Round 14 of 2021 and has […]

LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN WITH HARMONY

Suncorp Super Netball Club Sunshine Coast Lightning has received a major boost with its Foundation Premium Partnership with AVID Property Group (AVID) extended for another two years. The announcement comes 30 days before the start of the 2022 season and marks the sixth consecutive year of AVID’s partnership with the Coast’s national elite sporting team. […]

Lightning Is Young But Rich With History

The four remaining foundation Sunshine Coast Lightning players inspire their fellow teammates in more ways than just on court leadership and performance. As Mahalia Cassidy enters her second year at the Club, she admits the original four provide a constant reminder of Lightning’s beginnings. While the Club is only heading into Season six – decades […]

Lightning Captain Pretorius Announces Pregnancy

Sunshine Coast Lightning Captain Karla Pretorius and husband Werner Pretorius are delighted to announce that they are expecting, with a baby due in June. Pretorius shared the exciting news to her personal social media accounts in advance of the 2022 South African netball team selection. Lightning’s Captain is overjoyed at the prospect of becoming a […]