Lightning embrace Storm DNA
Cameron Smith knows the Storm culture better than most and he can see it engrained in the Sunshine Coast Lightning.
The Lightning may only be in their inaugural year but Smith already sees similarities between the two sides who both form part of the Storm family.
“If you are going to be a part of the Storm or any of the teams under our banner, you need to be a good person with the right values and you need to work hard,’’ Smith told The Courier Mail.
“That’s what those girls have done all year and it’s the reason they are in the grand final. I’ve spent a little bit of time with them and you can tell they are a very special group who are very tight-knit.
“They have wonderful leaders within their playing group who have been at the top of the game for a while and a world-class coaching staff who have created a great environment.
“When you bring all those qualities together, you give yourself a chance for success.’’
Much like Storm, the Sunshine Coast will be looking to making the biggest possible impact in their formative years.
Melbourne won the 1999 NRL Grand Final, just two years into their existence.
The Lightning will look to go one better when they take on the GWS Giants in the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball Grand Final this Saturday.
The entire Storm family will be cheering them on and fans can tune in to watch the game live on Channel Nine.