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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 Jessica Whitfort, 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 2021

Round 1

Sunday 18th April – 3pm
Morayfield Sport & Events Centre

Round 2

Sunday 25th April – 5pm
Morayfield Sport & Events Centre

Round 3

Saturday 1st May – 3pm
NISSAN Arena

Round 4

Saturday 8th May – 5pm
USC Stadium

Round 5

Sunday 16th May – 5pm
USC Stadium

Round 6

Saturday 22nd May – 7pm
Morayfield Sport & Events Centre

Round 7

Sunday 30th May – 10am
NISSAN Arena

Round 8

Saturday 5th June – 3pm
NISSAN Arena

Round 9

Saturday 12th June – 3pm
NISSAN Arena 

Round 10

Sunday 20th June – 2pm
NISSAN Arena 

Round 11

Sunday 27th June – 5pm
Morayfield Sport & Events Centre

Round 12

Sunday 4th July – 1pm
NISSAN Arena

Round 13

Saturday 17th July – 5pm
USC Stadium

Round 14

Saturday 24th July – Time TBC
Venue: TBC

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