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About USC Thunder

USC Thunder is one of the 7 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, the two-time Suncorp Super Netball champions.

Lead by Head coach Garry Pashen, USC will play their home games at the USC Stadium in Sippy Downs and away games at the new Queensland State Netball Centre in Brisbane.

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 coaching and umpiring pathways as well as elite coaching and preparation for Sunshine Coast based players to one day represent USC Thunder and 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 2020

Round 1

Sunday 16th August – 7pm

Round 2

Sunday 23rd August – 7pm

Round 3

Saturday 29th August – 5pm
USC Stadium

Round 4

Sunday 6th September – 7pm

Round 5

Sunday 13th September – 7pm

Round 6

Sunday 27th September – 11am

Round 7

Saturday 10th October – 7pm
 USC Stadium

Round 8 (Ruby)

 Tuesday 13th October – 8pm

Round 9 (Ruby)

Saturday 17th October – 12pm

Round 10 (Ruby)

Tuesday 20th October – 7pm
USC Stadium

Round 11

Saturday 24th October – 5pm
USC Stadium

Round TBC


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