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Player profiles

Player profiles

Caitlin Bassett

Position: GS
Previously played at: West Coast Fever
Age: 28
Height: 193cm
Place of Birth: Australia

Geva Mentor

Position: GK / GD
Previously played at: Melbourne Vixens
Age: 32
Height: 188cm
Place of Birth: England

Laura Langman

Position: C / WD
Previously played at: NSW Swifts
Age: 30
Height: 173cm
Place of Birth: New Zealand

Kelsey Browne

Position: WA / C
Previously played at: Melbourne Vixens
Age: 25
Height: 164cm
Place of Birth: Australia

Cara Koenen

Position: GS / GA
Previously played at: Netball QLD Development
Age: 21
Height: 192cm
Place of Birth: Australia

Karla Mostert

Position: GD / WD
Previously played at: Team Bath (England)
Age: 27
Height: 181cm
Place of Birth: South Africa

Erena Mikaere

Position: GK / GD
Previously played at: West Coast Fever
Age: 28
Height: 193cm
Place of Birth: New Zealand

Laura Scherian

Position: WA / C
Previously played at: Queensland Fusion
Age: 28
Height: 167cm
Place of Birth: Australia

Madeline McAuliffe

Position: C / WD
Previously played at: Netball QLD Development
Age: 22
Height: 180cm
Place of Birth: Australia

Stephanie Wood

Position: GA / WA
Previously played at: NSW Swifts
Age: 25
Height: 175cm
Place of Birth: Australia


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When will memberships be on sale?

Foundation Memberships are on sale now! Visit to find out more.

How do I get in contact with the Lightning membership team?

If you need to get in touch with us, you can:
Email your enquiry to
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Or alternatively you can call the membership team on 07 3129 7400.

When will I receive my membership pack?

Membership packs will be dispatched once a week. Therefore, you can expect your pack to arrive within one to two weeks of ordering. Please note that we will have a small shut down period over the Christmas/New Year period. All orders placed between 14 December 2016 and 3 January 2017 will have slightly longer delivery times.

Why don’t memberships include tickets?

We are striving to make our home matches accessible to everyone. The Lightning’s brand new boutique Sports Stadium at the University of the Sunshine Coast is home to 2,200 seats and with such strong community interest in the team, we want to ensure as many fans as possible have the chance to come along to games. Therefore we have decided that our unique membership packages will not include match tickets. Instead, members can choose exactly which games to attend and purchase tickets accordingly when match tickets go on sale in January 2017. By becoming a foundation member, you will receive access to an exclusive priority buying window for a special allocation of tickets across the various price categories, as well as access to a 25% member’s discounted price.

Does being a member guarantee access to tickets as part of the priority buying window?

A limited number of tickets for purchase will be released to members exclusively first. This will be based on a first in, first served basis. Membership will not guarantee tickets so we recommend getting in quick! We will email all members with more information before tickets go on sale in January 2017.

I want to purchase a membership as a Christmas present, will this arrive in time?

All orders placed before 13 December 2016 will be dispatched prior to Christmas. If you have any concerns, you can contact our membership team on email via or call us on 07 3129 7400.

How do I qualify for a junior membership?

To qualify for a junior membership, the child must be under the age of 15 as at 1 January, 2017.

Where can I buy Lightning merchandise?

An exclusive pre-Christmas range is now available! Visit to shop now.

How many teams will play in the national competition?

The new National Netball League will consist of 8 x Australian teams. Five existing teams plus 3 x expansion teams, including the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

What competition will SCL play in?

Sunshine Coast Lightning will be one of three new teams joining the new Suncorp Super Netball League in 2017.

Where will they play?

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Sports Stadium will be the home of the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

When will tickets be on sale?

Tickets will be available for purchase via our website in January 2017. Stay tuned for more information!

What date does the new competition start?

Round 1 of Suncorp Super Netball starts Saturday 18th February, in a Queensland blockbuster against the Firebirds at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

When does pre-season commence?

Pre-season training has started. Stay tuned for more information on open training sessions, where fans can meet their favourite players... coming soon!

How many home games will we have?

Sunshine Coast Lightning will play 7 home games and 7 away games during the 2017 Season.

Where will the team be based?

The team will be based at the University of Sunshine Coast.

Who is coaching the team?

Noeline Taurua has been appointed as Head Coach for the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

How can I follow the team?

Register your details with us at to receive all breaking news alerts and follow our social platforms – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

How can I apply for jobs?

Follow us on LinkedIn for all career opportunities, or email your CV to

What do I do if I’m interested in sponsoring the team?

For all sponsorship or corporate enquiries, contact Ben Dunn at

Why is Melbourne Storm interested in netball and establishing a team on the Sunshine Coast?

For 18 years Melbourne Storm has played a role in changing the lives and pathways of young men. Now we have an opportunity to have the same positive impact on young women.
The Melbourne Storm Under 20s Academy is based on the Sunshine Coast, as is our feeder team, the Sunshine Coast Falcons. Storm’s relationship with Qld and specifically the Sunshine Coast is well established. The high performance pedigree of the Storm combined with a best practice approach to player welfare will provide a new elite pathway for netballers across Queensland.

Why partner with the University of the Sunshine Coast?

USC is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading sports universities and provides expertise in high performance, athlete support services as well as first class training facilities.