Sunshine Coast Lightning
Sunshine Coast Lightning was established in August 2016, as one of three new franchises in the Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) League and is the Sunshine Coast’s first and only national, professional sporting team.
The team won back-to-back Premierships in its first two seasons, a feat no other start up sporting club has achieved.
Lightning is a joint venture between Melbourne Storm and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). The combination of a community committed to sport and major events, an academic institution focused on elite sporting performance and one of Australia’s leading sporting Clubs in the Melbourne Storm have all contributed to Lightning’s early success.