Athlete Appearances

**Please note Sunshine Coast Lightning Players are currently on leave until mid-November 2018. There is limited Player availability during this time, and any appearances arranged will be subject to payment.**

Appearances can include the athletes hosting clinics as well as attending community, sporting and school events (eg, school assemblies, club presentation nights and charity events).

Each request is reviewed on a case by case basis, keeping in mind:

• Athletic/exercise programs that may present the risk of injury to the Player or participants will not be considered.
• Appearances on match or travel days are not possible (please ensure to review the Suncorp Super Netball fixture before submitting your request).
• Player appearances should generally not exceed two (2) hours.
• All appearances are dependent on the Players training and work/study schedules, which can change at short notice. Lightning reserves the right to substitute a Player, reschedule or cancel an appearance if a Player becomes unavailable.
• Appearance requests for organisations or businesses in competition with Lightning’s associated sponsors will not be considered.

All Suncoast Region Netball Associations have been allocated a Lightning Player for the Season, who is the Samsung Player Ambassador associated with the clubs within that specific Association. Please contact your Suncoast Region Netball Association to find out further information.

Player appearance fees

Lightning Players undertake a limited number of voluntary/free appearances to fulfil a wide variety of the Club’s and Netball Australia’s commitments. As such, appearance requests will likely be subject to a fee to cover payment and travel costs to the Players.

The following fees are applicable for player appearances on the Sunshine Coast:


Who Fee – per player/per hour

(excl GST)

Community Groups/Charities &
Netball Association/Clubs
$100 General attendance – photos and autographs
$150 Q&A, Guest Speaker
$200 Basic netball drills/skills, MC or Event Hosts
School Visits $100 General attendance, eg, handing out awards, photos and autographs
$150 Speaking at school assemblies or addressing classes/teaching groups
Netball Clinics $250 Up to 30 participants per player, all locations (eg school, netball club, workplace) – tailored to requirements
Commercial Requests $250 Guest speaker, MC, workplace workshops

The above-mentioned fees are applicable to Sunshine Coast based applicants and may also be subject to travel costs. Applicants outside the Sunshine Coast region will be subject to higher fees and may incur additional costs to travel (eg, flights, accommodation and meals).

If a Player appearance is approved, Lightning will invoice the successful applicant and payment is required before the appearance can take place.


Cancellations made by an organisation will be handled according to the time between when Lightning is notified of the cancellation and the scheduled appearance date as follows:

Two weeks or more – full refund

One week to less than two weeks – full refund less $75 administration fee

Less than one week – non-refundable.

In the event that Lightning has to cancel an appearance, a full refund will be provided.

Process and timeframes

All requests will be responded to within a four-week period of receiving them. Requests must be in writing and where possible include support material (eg, a flyer, brochure, letter of support or advice on where the funds raised will be donated from any merchandise provided).

Please include in your request:

Contact person
Organisation name
Organisation address
Organisation ABN
Business hours’ phone number
Email address
Date of event/activity
Time and length of appearance (If requesting a player appearance)
Details of the request (i.e. what you are wanting the player to do, what you are requesting for a charity event)
How the request ‘fits’ into Sunshine Coast Lightning’s guidelines


All requests must be emailed to the Community Department: community@sunshinecoastlightning.com.au

We will contact you within four weeks of receiving your request via the details provided to advise on the outcome.

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