Who We Are
Competing in the Sapphire and Ruby Series, the best netball competition in the state, USC Thunder is providing opportunities for local emerging-elite Netball athletes to compete at the highest level in their local environment.
Our Sapphire playing roster includes Sunshine Coast Lightning Training Partners, Queensland representative athletes and athletes identified for Australian representation.
Our underpinning Ruby team, as well as our 18U and 16U programs, provide a definitive player pathway for athletes in a developing and emerging capacity, to have exposure and opportunities within the best programs in the State whilst they continue to enjoy the sport they love and ultimately lay the foundations early for successful netball careers.
The USC Thunder family is committed to delivering 400+ hours in the community each year to foster and encourage participation at the grass-roots and developing levels with a goal of encouraging the aspiring athletes to keep active and work hard toward their netball goals.
Thunder is a club that values our community connections, as well as unity, hard-work, and respect within our environment.
Hart Sapphire Series
The HART Sapphire Series is comprised of the top 70 players in the State.
USC Thunder members span from Caboolture through to Rockhampton, with around 15,000 registered netball players and officials in the region.
Bundaberg Netball Association Inc., Caboolture Netball Association, Caloundra District Netball Association, Coolum, District Netball Association, Gayndah & District Netball Association, Gympie & Districts Netball Association, Hervey Bay Netball Association Inc., Maryborough Netball Association, Nambour & Districts Netball Association Inc, Noosa District Netball Association, Sunshine Coast Netball Association
13,232 REGISTERED PLAYERS
Member Associations – Social
USC Thunder – Social
FANS UNDER 25 | FEMALE FANS 66%
Source: Repucom, 2015 Netball Queensland Commercialisation Report
Sunshine Coast Region
Sunshine Coast Region
We are partnered with 7 Queensland and Hot 91 for 2019-2021 seasons, with on-air commercial placement, regular media coverage and engagement opportunities.
Government & Corporate Entities
GAME Clothing is our named apparel partner for all match, training and basic merchandise items. The Knee Joint is our ongoing chosen Sports Physiotherapists. Corporate sponsorships in 2019 season from OSCA Training Services
and the Sunshine Coast Foot and Ankle Clinic. We also have support from local council branches and councillors.
USC & Netball
USC is the named principle partner of Thunder, and we have an integrated relationship with the USC Netball Academy and Sunshine Coast Lightning with general player, personnel and program crossover with SCL; a highly successful and culture driven Suncorp Super Netball team with 20K+ following on platforms and 3K+ in game day attendance.
We are aligned to and service and support the grass-roots community with 11 Netball Associations as official Members of USC Thunder and some 10K junior players from Caboolture to Bundaberg, with 6K+ local on the Coast.
All of our partnerships are tailored based on your desired engagement goals. Inclusions focusing on brand exposure, ticketing, digital & social media recognition, event activation, hospitality and networking opportunities, apparel branding, or community initiatives can all be packaged to your relevant investment level.
What could our partnership look like?
Click here to contact our partnerships team to discuss a range of sponsorship options for the 2020 Hart Sapphire Series