Lightning head North to Wide Bay Region

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Sunshine Coast Lightning are headed north during the World Cup break, embarking on a community visit to the Wide Bay region.

Five Lightning players and staff will travel to Hervey Bay and the surrounding areas to host a Confident Girls Clinic, coaching and umpiring workshops, as well as holding an open training session.

The team will also participate in a range of community activities across the two days, making the most of what the Wide Bay Region has to offer.

The community visit will be held across Monday 15 July and Tuesday 16 July, underlining the Club’s commitment to promoting netball across regional Queensland.

As well as hosting a Confident Girls Clinic for a select group of disadvantaged youths, the Club will offer a second clinic open to members of the public who registered.

Lightning has also drawn on the USC Netball Academy associations in the region to offer a range of workshops for coaches, parents and sports administrators.

Lightning Assistant Coach Kylee Byrne said the mid-season break provided a great opportunity for the players and staff to visit a neighbouring region who would not normally have access to such programs.

“The World Cup break is a unique situation but it gives us the chance to regroup with our five players who remain in Queensland and give back to the community,” Byrne said.

“We look forward to bringing elite netball to the Wide Bay Region and to open up a training session to the public who may not be able to regularly get to games.

“It’s also a great opportunity for aspiring netballers and fans who are more regionally based to hone their skills under the guidance of our Lightning players and promote netball as a whole.”

Lightning will engage with multiple community groups and organisations throughout the visit including Confident Girls Foundation, USC Netball Academy and their affiliated associations, Hervey Bay Netball Association and Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour welcomed Sunshine Coast Lightning to the region and said the visit would provide a huge boost for the Fraser Coast netball community.

“Having players and coaches from the Suncorp Super Netball championship team here on the Fraser Coast provides an amazing opportunity for young netballers to watch and learn from the best,” he said.

“The experience will help build our local players’ connection to the game and highlights a pathway to pursue their netballing dreams.”

Cr Seymour said the Sunshine Coast Lightning’s visit also showcased the importance of Council’s investment in the Fraser Coast Sports and Recreation Precinct to provide better facilities for locals and attract elite sporting teams.

 
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