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We're backing Sunshine Coast Lightning to strike twice!

The most distinctive thing about the Sunshine Coast is its extraordinary community spirit. It’s a place where you’ll feel like a local from the moment you arrive - there’s no shortage of friendly people with easy smiles (especially when we enjoy on average 300 days of sunshine per year).

This Sunday 19th August, we are hoping to have more reasons to smile when defending champions and local legends, the Sunshine Coast Lightning, take on the mighty GIANTS team at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney in the preliminary final of the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball Series. Cheer on the Lightning in their do-or-die battle televised on Channel Nine from 1.00pm and be #SunCoastProud  #StrikeTwice

The team have really hit-their-stride in the latter half of the season, and led by experienced team members and Visit Sunshine Coast Ambassadors, Caitlin Bassett and Geva Mentor, alongside phenomenal coach Noeline Taurua, the girls definitely have the determination, skill and tenacity to come away with the win.

Join us in wishing the Sunshine Coast Lightning GOOD LUCK!

Join Geva Mentor, the Lightning’s fearless captain, on a tour of her favourite local hangouts and find out how she relaxes and rejuvenates on the Sunshine Coast.

And to reward Sunshine Coast Lightning supporters, Visit Sunshine Coast is offering fans these Sunshine Coast Lightning Travel Deals so you can start planning your next Sunshine Coast holiday!

Catch up with the Lightning’s goal shooting superstar, Caitlin Bassett and find out what Caitlin enjoys best about living and training on the Sunshine Coast.

Find out more about the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast:

Things to do - Beaches, hiking, surfing, festivals, food and art trails and world-class events - the Sunshine Coast has it all!

Places to see - Experience our friendly, laid-back beachside culture, taste fresh local produce and explore some of the most beautiful regions of Australia.

Where to stay - The Sunshine Coast boasts a wide choice of accommodation options with everything from 4.5 star resorts to luxury hinterland cottages and B&Bs.