Local Legend, Lightning's Laura Scherian
Apr
13
2017


After making guest appearances with the Firebirds, Laura Scherian now joins the Sunshine Coast Lightning squad. Adding valuable leadership having captained the Queensland Fusion in the Australian Netball League she is also a whiz in the kitchen with a BA in Health Science!


Name: Laura Scherian (Shez)

Position: WA/C

Started playing when:  I started playing when I was 4, for Possums Netball club in Gisborne, Victoria.

Pre-game ritual: I like to have a Banana and a mocha as well as listen to some country twang (Honkytonk Badonkadonk by Trace Adkins and Boys ‘Round Here by Blake Shelton are a must).

Training tip: When you are training and learning new skills you should always imagine where it could be applied on court in a game situation.

Most memorable career moment: Getting a call offering me a spot in the Sunshine Coast Lighting team for 2017.

Favourite quote: “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire."

What do you do in your down-time: I love to cook for people, go out for coffee, listen to country music and hang out with my family, especially my favourite and only nephew ‘Matty’.

Advice to young players interested in getting into the game: I would say; Play all sports, give everything a go, whatever you do should be fun! Different sports always have skills that can be advantageous to your netball game and vice versa.

Best food for fuel:

One of my favourite recipes “Shez’s Veggie Slice’- It is nutritionally well balanced, super easy and very tasty. 

Create it at home: RECIPE HERE!

Upcoming Events
11
17
2018
Leave the bike at home and get ready to show off your swim skills at the Kawana Aquathlon. This Run, Swim, Run event is a great way to test your running and swimming speed against the best in Queensland. Coming to the Sunshine Coast for the third year, the Kawana Aquathlon is quickly becoming a must do on the Triathlon Queensland Calendar.

Make a weekend of it and stay for Sunday’s Sprint Triathlon!
11
17
2018
EVENT POSTPONED

The South Pacific FMX World Finals and Monster Truck Showdown is coming to Sunshine Coast Stadium.

This action packed event features 16 international freestyle motocross superstars, monster trucks, fire and light fireworks show!
11
17
2018
Leave the bike at home and get ready to show off your swim skills at the Kawana Aquathlon. This Run, Swim, Run event is a great way to test your running and swimming speed against the best in Queensland. Coming to the Sunshine Coast for the third year, the Kawana Aquathlon is quickly becoming a must do on the Triathlon Queensland Calendar.

Make a weekend of it and stay for Sunday’s Sprint Triathlon!
11
17
2018
EVENT POSTPONED

The South Pacific FMX World Finals and Monster Truck Showdown is coming to Sunshine Coast Stadium.

This action packed event features 16 international freestyle motocross superstars, monster trucks, fire and light fireworks show!
11
18
2018
This event is a Triathlon Australia World Qualifying Race to compete for Australia at the Age Group ITU World Championships on the Gold Coast in September 2018.

12
01
2018
The Sunshine Coast’s Craft Beer & Cider Festival is back and bigger than ever after last years sellout event!

With LOCAL AUSTRALIAN and NEW ZEALAND brewers and cideries chomping at the bit to join the lineup, the 2018 festival bill will see over 50 hand-picked LOCAL Australian and New Zealand brewers and cideries come together to showcase some of their most rare and sought after creations to the Sunshine Coast regions craft audience.
12
08
2018
World record-holder, The Big Wedgie will be bringing their family-friendly waterslide event to the Sunshine Coast for the first time, kicking off on 8th December and running until 28 January!

The Big Wedgie currently holds the world record for the tallest freestanding inflatable waterslide, with the accolade awarded in 2015. Standing at a whopping 18.2 meters tall and 82 meters long, The Big Wedgie treats thrill-seekers to an extreme a 55 degree drop!
12
09
2018
The 5th Annual STEPS Autism Treehouse Christmas party will, once again, be an event not to be missed. Join in the fun and help us raise funds which will allow us to continue to provide support to our community with access to resources, life skills programs and social events.
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20
2019
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05
18
2019
Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Sunshine Coast community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.
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