The Coast is shining a light on women’s sport in June, with the nation’s leading rugby league, netball and water polo players converging on the same weekend (June 25-27) and a first for our region, the Women In Sport Summit.
Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with Tourism & Events Queensland (TEQ), will host the Ministry of Sport’s third annual Women in Sport Summit at the University of the Sunshine Coast on June 25, attracting some of the most prestigious names in the industry to provide exclusive access to coveted conversations and game-changing discussions. Sunshine Coast Stadium at Bokarina will host the 2021 Ampol Women’s State of Origin on Friday, June 25, thanks to another partnership between council and TEQ. Gates open at 5pm with an under-19 match and the main game kicking off at 7.45pm. Tickets, starting from just $5, are available from Ticketek.
Sunshine Coast Lightning will take on Collingwood Magpies in Round 8 of the Suncorp Super Netball at University of the Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday, June 26 at 3pm. Tickets are through premier.sportsubs.com.au/nnl/lightning.
Capping off the weekend of Women’s sport on the Coast, the Australian women’s water polo team, the Stingers, will play a friendly farewell match at St Andrew’s Anglican College on June 27, before the team departs for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Spectators are welcome and gates open at 4.15pm for a 5pm game. Tickets are available at trybooking.com, search ‘Aussie Stingers’.
Councillor Jason O’Pray says hosting the trifecta of elite level sporting events in addition to the Women in Sports Summit is a coup for our region and showcases the support that council and TEQ provides to women’s sport on the Sunshine Coast.
“This is an unprecedented culmination of talent coming together in our region at the same time,” Cr O’Pray says.
“We’re fortunate to host such a high level of expertise in our region all on the same weekend and that’s on top of our local legends who are filling the grandstands at local events across the region.”