- Last updated:
- 21 Jul 2022
Sunshine Coast Lightning netball team and Sunshine Coast Council partner to deliver the Indigenous Round during National Reconciliation Week (NRW).
The Indigenous Round aims to celebrate First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) culture within the sport and highlight the importance of participation and involvement out in the local communities.
This partnership, which commenced in 2018, includes the commission of an exclusive First Nations jersey for Sunshine Coast Lightning players to wear during the Indigenous Round and a special netball clinic for First Nations youth.
Sunshine Coast Lightning Indigenous Round hosts over 3,000 patrons, is nationally broadcast on Channel 9, and hosts an activation area at the front of the USC Stadium known as the Strike Zone.
The Strike Zone includes sponsor, tourism and community stalls, food and beverage stalls, First Nations traditional games, performers, and a Welcome to Country. There are also cultural activities and corporate programming inside the stadium before and during the game.
- The 2021 Indigenous Round Arts program was facilitated by First Nations artist Bridgette Chilli
- The 2020 Indigenous Round jersey was designed by First Nations artist Hope O'Chin
- The 2019 Indigenous Round jersey was designed by First Nations artist Lyndon Davis
- The 2018 Indigenous Round jersey was designed by First Nations artist Kerry Neill
Visit the Sunshine Coast Lightning website for more information.
Customer enquiries relating to the region’s Traditional Custodians, council’s Reconciliation Action Plan or other First Nations projects supported by council, can be emailed to the First Nations Partnerships team.