Netball Queensland is pleased to announce the 2018 Nissan Queensland Cup will be hosted at Sunshine Coast Netball Association from 5 to 7 May in line with the Labour Day long weekend.
Following feedback from 2017 participants, the competition has been revamped as a three-day celebration of netball featuring live entertainment, twilight games and healthy doses of friendly rivalry.
The competition will be open for nomination to any mixed, male or female teams over 18 years old, with no netball Association affiliation required.
Netball Queensland Competitions Operations Coordinator Amy McDonald said there was no better place to host the event than the idyllic Sunshine Coast.
“The Nissan Queensland Cup is a love letter to our sport and everything that makes it great,” McDonald said.
“We want to deliver a competition that celebrates our community’s passion for healthy competition on-court and awesome sense of community off it.
“There’s no better location for netty lovers to unwind and share their love for the sport than the Sunshine Coast – a slice of our state known for its beautiful scenery and exceptional hospitality. We look forward to sharing nomination details in the near future.”
Sunshine Coast Council Tourism Sport and Major Events Portfolio Councillor Jason O’Pray said it was a coup for the region to welcome the Nissan Queensland Cup.
“The Sunshine Coast is becoming the destination of choice for mass participation sports – as demonstrated by the staging of this event in 2018, where more than 150 teams and over 1500 players are choosing to play and stay in our beautiful surrounds,” Cr O’Pray said.
“Events like the Nissan Queensland Cup deliver fantastic economic benefits to our local businesses and also provide great exposure that generate future tourism interest and opportunities for our region.
“This event will again be staged at the Maroochydore Multi-Sports Complex and present a great opportunity to showcase the complex’s first-class facilities.”