Origin Energy To Power Lightning In 2020 As New Premium Partner

Sunshine Coast Lightning is pleased to announce Origin Energy as a new Premium Partner ahead of Season 2020.

Securing one of the nation’s leading energy providers as a corporate partner is a major coup, as Lightning heads into its fourth season of operation as a Club.

The partnership has a strong community emphasis which clearly aligns with Lightning’s core values, with both organisations committed to promoting netball from grassroots through to the elite level.

Netball Australia today announced the energy provider as the new naming rights partner of the Origin Australian Diamonds, as well as partnering with multiple SSN clubs and Member Organisations.

Lightning CEO Danielle Smith said the Club was eager to engage Origin Energy throughout the year in what is an exciting new partnership.

“We are pleased to welcome Origin Energy into the Lightning family and believe this is the beginning of a strong commercial partnership between two community-minded organisations,” Smith said.

“Origin’s endorsement of our Club is testament to what we have achieved on and off the court in just three seasons, including the role we play in the wider community.”

Netball Australia CEO Marne Fechner said she is delighted to welcome Origin to the wider Australian netball family.

“We look forward to working closely with Origin on a partnership that will touch so many different facets of the game, from grassroots to the elite,” she said.

“As Australia’s highest participation sport for girls and women, we’re thrilled that a key element of this partnership will focus on supporting netball’s grassroots, ensuring people from all across the nation can be involved in our great sport.”

As part of Netball Australia’s wider announcement, Origin Energy CEO Frank Calabria reiterated his support of netball at all levels.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Netball Australia to support a much-loved Australian sport and players at all levels across the country – from local clubs right through to the world-leading Australian Diamonds,” said Frank Calabria, CEO, Origin Energy.

“Netball clubs are such an important part of our local communities, and Origin is excited to be working with Netball Australia to support the players, coaches, umpires and volunteers that are the lifeblood of the sport.”

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