- Wednesday 19 April 2017
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has been named Sunshine Coast Lightning’s inaugural patron.
“We are thrilled to have a politician of her calibre as our first-ever Patron and look forward to working alongside the Deputy Premier this year," Lightning CEO Danielle Smith said.
“Jackie’s political career is extensive and highly regarded. She is heavily involved in her community which seemed fitting as Lightning has a heavy focus on the community.
“Jackie’s management of ex-tropical cyclone Debbie and its aftermath was exemplary and showed what a natural leader she is.”
The Deputy Premier will attend Lightning’s Round 9 Suncorp Super Netball clash with Adelaide Thunderbirds at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre this Saturday.