Second Local Legend Ready To Grab Life

Sunshine Coast Lightning is recognising Local Legends at each home game this season.

Our second Local Legend Award winner is Sam Parker.

Sam founded Grab Life By The Balls, the Mateship Movement, which centres around male mental health and providing opportunities for men to get together and share their stories, hang out and build social interactions with other males who might be struggling.

The Movement’s focus is to provide men an opportunity to develop relationships to shoulder and overcome challenges before the intervention need of medications or clinical support.

Grab Life continued to grow throughout the COVID pandemic, with lines of communication Australia-wide opening up through technology.

Starting as a group of men having a coffee and a chin wag in Mooloolaba, Sam is about to embark on a national tour spreading the mateship message.

All Local Legend winners will be announced across our 2021 home games at USC Stadium and be treated to a day out at the netball including being recognised at the game and meeting Laura Scherian on the court after the match.

At the end of 2021 Suncorp Super Netball Season, all seven Legends will be invited to come along to the Community Thank You even and meet the whole team.