NQ statement on Suncoast Lynx ownership

In response to recent media coverage, Netball Queensland and the Caboolture Netball Association would to reconfirm the licenses for the 12 Samsung Queensland State Netball League (QSNL) franchises – including Suncoast Lynx – are owned by Netball Queensland (NQ).

Last year NQ invited Associations and Regional Branches apply for the licences to run QSNL teams. Caboolture Netball Association were awarded the license to run the Lynx as an outcome of this process.

Despite their close geographical position, Suncoast Lynx are not a feeder club to Sunshine Coast Lightning. Players from any of the QSNL Division 1 teams are capable of being elevated into an Australian Netball League team from which they may then be contracted to any of the eight Suncorp Super Netball franchises.

It is the vision of the Netball Queensland High Performance Department to have as many Queensland-developed players as possible represented in Suncorp Super Netball, regardless of which franchise they are playing for. Playing QSNL is an important step for netballers around the state who dream of reaching the elite level.

One of the obligations of the Caboolture Netball Association, as holder of the Suncoast Lynx license, is to engage with netball associations from Morayfield, north to Gympie. Caboolture Netball Association is working hard in this regard and have been communicating well with the relevant associations to date to ensure young netballers view the Suncoast Lynx as a team to aspire to.

The Lynx will play one home round at the Morayfield Sports and Events Centre this season on 20 May 2017 at 5pm.