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About USC Thunder

USC Thunder is one of the 8 licences that compete in the coveted Hart Sapphire Series, the premier state league competition in Queensland.
Based at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s High Performance Sports Precinct, USC Thunder is providing a valuable step in the pathway between grassroots netballers and Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Lead by Head coach Jenny Brazel, USC will play their home games at the USC Stadium in Sippy Downs, along with away games being hosted at Nissan Arena as well as other various locations.

The Sapphire Series is a semi-professional tournament run by Netball Queensland to give players, coaches and umpires a platform to impress for spots on the rosters of Australian Netball League and Suncorp Super Netball squads. USC Thunder will also boost the development of netball in the region by hosting a team in the second-tier Ruby Series, which showcases the best of the state’s emerging talent.

The USC Netball Academy is also connected to the Thunder family providing player, coaching and umpiring pathways in offering elite coaching and opportunities for those. In preparing those Sunshine Coast based players to one day represent USC Thunder and then Sunshine Coast Lightning in the SSN Competition.

USC Thunder is supported by netball clubs from the Sunshine Coast to Caboolture in the south, through Gympie, Bundaberg and Rockhampton in the north, and as far west as Longreach. The wide-ranging catchment ensures USC Thunder will attract the best talent from across the region.

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Season Fixture 2022

Round 1

Monday 25th April 2pm

Round 2

Sunday 1st May 12pm

Round 3

Sunday 8th May 12pm
USC Stadium

Round 4

Saturday 14th May 5pm

Round 5

Sunday 22nd May 6pm
USC Stadium

Round 6

Sunday 28th May 10am

Round 7

Sunday 29th May 12pm Townsville Stadium

Round 8

Sunday 5th June 6pm

Round 9

Sunday 12th June 6pm
USC Stadium

Round 10

Sunday 19th June 4.30pm
Ipswich Stadium 

Round 11

Saturday 25th June 10am

Round 12

Sunday 26th June 6pm

Round 13

Sunday 3rd July 12pm

Round 14

Sunday 10th July 2pm
Carrara Stadium

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