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Club History

17 August 2016: Announcement Lightning is formed.

22 September 2016: First two player signings announced (Steph Wood & Caitlin Bassett).

27 September 2016: Entire Lightning squad announced.

3 November 2016: First training session.

5 December 2016: Memberships go on sale.

15 December 2016: Lightning dress unveiled.

14 January 2017: First ever practice match vs NSW Swifts.

10 February 2017: First trial match at USC Stadium (win vs Southern Steel).

15 February 2017: Geva Mentor announced as inaugural captain.

17 February 2017: Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson unveiled as number one ticket holder.

18 February 2017: Round 1 Suncorp Super Netball vs QLD Firebirds.

22 February 2017: 2,000 foundation members.

23 February 2017: Mascot Lucy Lightning unveiled.

26 February 2017: First competition win (vs Melbourne Vixens).

27 April 2017: Melbourne Storm // Lightning team dinner

3 June 2017: Major semi-final victory over Vixens to claim Grand Final hosting rights.

17 June 2017: Grand Final victory. Inaugural Super Netball champion!

18 June 2017: Lightning handed key to city by Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson.

23 June 2017: First-ever Gala Awards night. Geva Mentor named Player of the Year.

27 June 2017: Caitlin Bassett & Steph Wood selected for Australian Diamonds.

4 July 2017: Entire Lightning squad re-signed for 2018 season.