Sunshine Coast Lightning strongly values its connection with the local community and is passionate about engaging with our members, fans and supporters. We receive a wide variety of player and community requests and will endeavour to provide support where possible and assist with all reasonable player appearance requests.

These guidelines assist us in accommodating the high volume of requests in a fair and manageable way. Being an elite sporting team, we have a strong focus on high performance and continually developing our athletes. Therefore, appearances are scheduled around player availability, team commitments and Netball Australia’s requirements.

We do our best to ensure that the Sunshine Coast community can interact with the team wherever possible, while at the same time making sure the requests don’t interfere with playing, training and personal commitments (such as work, study or annual leave). We would love to fulfil every request we receive, however unfortunately it isn’t always possible.


Community reports

Season 3 Review: In the Community 2019 – view report

Season 4 Review: Community Connections 2020 – view report

Season 5 Review: Community Connections 2021 – view report

In the community 2019

Community connections 2020

Community connections 2021

Beyond the Court 2022

what's on in 2024

In 2024, we are committed to building our community programs and providing new and exciting opportunities for our fans to engage with our team and participate in Sunshine Coast Lightning programs.

Our 2024 programs are focused on inclusivity and community connection. If you are interested in participating in one of our community programs please email

If you would like to donate to our community programs visit

Lightning Net-all

wheelchair netball

First Nations Local Leaders

guidelines and criteria

Preference will be given to Lightning affiliated associations, charity partners, fulfilling corporate and sponsor obligations and to community engagement programs that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle and participation in sport.

Upon receiving a request, we take the following into consideration:

  • The nature of the community service, school or organisation.
  • The impact on participation in sport.
  • Its relevance to promoting healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Risk assessment and impact on the public profile of Lightning and netball generally.
  • The support, connection or promotion of netball – including local or state netball associations.
  • The nature and extent of the player(s) involvement. There must be a clear role for the player at the event such as addressing the group/event, signing autographs or handing out awards.

If you wish to engage a Lightning athlete, please view the Athlete Appearances information. For donation requests, please view the Donations webpage.

Thank you for your interest and ongoing support of Sunshine Coast Lightning!