Sunshine Coast Lightning
Sunshine Coast Lightning was formed in late 2016, after Melbourne Storm and USC were successful bidders for one of three new clubs in a revamped national netball competition.
The team is based at USC, which significantly expanded its sports stadium to provide a world-class venue for netball that can accommodate crowds of more than 2,000.
The Sunshine Coast’s first national sporting team won the national championship in its first season.
Congratulations to the players on their outstanding performance in the grand final and throughout the season, and to head coach Noeline Taurua and her support staff.
USC’s involvement with Lightning was part of the University’s new emphasis on high-performance sport, which is paying dividends for USC, student athletes and the Sunshine Coast community.
Meet the Sunshine Coast Lightning team
Maths is a gamechanger for elite sport
Some of the world’s leading sports performance analysts will scrutinise every pass and intercept of this weekend’s Sunshine Coast Lightning home game as part of the Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport.
Public presentation on latest sport science
The science behind the outstanding performances of elite athletes will be outlined at a free public research presentation at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Monday 16 July.
University celebrates the impact of Lightning
To celebrate the impact that Sunshine Coast Lightning is having on the region, USC is featuring the club in its latest television campaign.
25 August 2017
Camp at USC prepares Diamonds for Quad Series
The Samsung Australian Diamonds netball side is set to shine after fine-tuning their preparations at a training camp hosted by the University of the Sunshine Coast this week.
18 June 2017
USC congratulates Lightning on grand final win
The University of the Sunshine Coast has congratulated its champion netball team, Sunshine Coast Lightning, on a resounding victory in the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball grand final last night (Saturday 17 June).
15 March 2017
Lightning’s sharp shooter Bassett studying at USC
Sunshine Coast Lightning’s sensational goal shooter Caitlin Bassett has signed up to study at the University of the Sunshine Coast.