Netball

Thu 19 Sep 2019

Diamonds bring key duo back into fold

premium_icon Diamonds bring key duo back into fold

The Diamonds have mixed things up for Constellation Cup series against New Zealand with four changes from the side that won silver at the World Cup in July.

Sun 15 Sep 2019

Taurua proud of Lightning despite decider defeat

premium_icon Taurua proud of Lightning despite decider defeat

Despite a club ­record-defeat in the ­season-decider, Lightning coach ­Noeline Taurua says there’s still plenty for the club to proud about.

Third time unlucky as Lightning loses spark in final

premium_icon Third time unlucky as Lightning loses spark in final

The dominant era of the Sunshine Coast Lightning is over after the NSW Swifts systematically pulled apart the back-to-back champions’ game plan.

Powerful Swifts down Lightning

premium_icon Powerful Swifts down Lightning

The Swifts have been crowned Super Netball champions after toppling Sunshine Coast Lightning in dominant fashion in the decider.

Calm before the storm for unsigned Coast skipper Langman

premium_icon Calm before the storm for unsigned Coast skipper Langman

She is yet to sign a new contract with the Lightning, but nothing will break Laura Langman’s focus on securing the team’s third straight premiership.

Fri 13 Sep 2019

Tough love, hard work for Lightning

premium_icon Tough love, hard work for Lightning

Captain Laura Langman says the Lightning roster have been vocal during on-court preparations for the decider, intent on pushing each other to lift.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Lightning: We can strike thrice

premium_icon Lightning: We can strike thrice

Amid roster turnover and differing paths to three-straight grand finals, the one constant for the reigning Super Netball premiers is an unshakeable belief.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Wood says hook did her good

Wood says hook did her good

Steph Wood is a star of the Super Netball competition but it didn’t stop the Lightning goal attack from getting benched. And she’s glad it happened.

Tue 10 Sep 2019

‘Blessed’ Proscovia’s incredible journey to grand final

premium_icon ‘Blessed’ Proscovia’s incredible journey to grand final

Born into poverty in Uganda, Peace Proscovia had to fight just to be able to play netball. But after an incredible ride she’s ready to finish off the fairytale

Koenen savours journey to decider

premium_icon Koenen savours journey to decider

While she’s enjoyed a breakout year on court, Lightning sharpshooter Cara Koenen says she’s eager to play whatever role is needed in the season decider, even if...

Mon 9 Sep 2019

Swifts coach Briony Akle happy to shake things up

premium_icon Swifts coach Briony Akle happy to shake things up

Former Swifts player turned Super Netball coach Briony Akle is shaking things up on and off the court.

Sun 8 Sep 2019

GOLD CLIMBS TALL: The Waves Gold beat club mates to the title

premium_icon GOLD CLIMBS TALL: The Waves Gold beat club mates to the...

The Waves Gold claim sixth title in the past 10 years to establish themselves as the best side in the Bundaberg Netball Association Division 1 competition.

Lightning star wants to repay coach

premium_icon Lightning star wants to repay coach

Pocket rocket Laura Scherian was thrown a lifeline by Lightning coach Noeline Taurua and she wants to repay her mentor with a fitting farewell

Mon 2 Sep 2019

Town's new netball courts stoke controversy

premium_icon Town's new netball courts stoke controversy

Club president called on to explain why this was the only option

Netball farewells Giant champion Kim Green

premium_icon Netball farewells Giant champion Kim Green

She has played for Australia with pride and the Giants with passion. But now it’s time for netballer Kim Green to embrace next stage of her life - and career.

Sun 1 Sep 2019

Is this the most relentless Lightning side?

premium_icon Is this the most relentless Lightning side?

Steph Wood is no stranger to Grand Finals, and she believes this side has an extra edge to the previous two seasons.

Vixens keep their title hopes alive with strong showing

premium_icon Vixens keep their title hopes alive with strong showing

The Vixens reigned supreme with a 13-point win over Collingwood, locking in a preliminary final date with the Swifts.

Sat 31 Aug 2019

How supercoach turned Lightning into winners

premium_icon How supercoach turned Lightning into winners

Q&A: Noeline Taurua, the mastermind behind the rise of the Sunshine Coast Lightning, admits the club’s success has exceeded her expectations

Fri 30 Aug 2019

Geitz: Lightning can strike again

premium_icon Geitz: Lightning can strike again

Laura Geitz knows what success looks like in netball and the former Firebirds and Diamonds captain says the Sunshine Coast Lightning are poised to strike again.

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Lightning aim to break a  competition ‘curse’

premium_icon Lightning aim to break a competition ‘curse’

Lightning defender Madeline McAuliffe has downplayed a perceived competition voodoo that has doomed previous minor premiers.

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