Local Legend, Lightning's Madeline McAuliffe
May
24
2017



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Maddy McAuliffe was captain of the Brisbane South Wildcats and now has the opportunity to forge a career at the highest level. Joining the Sunshine Coast Lighting team at just 22, she will now be able to develop her skills at an elite level learning under the experienced players in the team!

 

Name: Madeline McAuliffe

Position: WD/C

Started playing when: 8 Years old

Pre-game ritual: Toast with banana and honey, lots of hydration and I always strap my left foot before my right. 

Training tip: Don’t be afraid to try new things and make mistakes during training.

Most memorable career moment: Making my debut for Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Favourite quote: “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut” - Dr Seuss.

What do you do in your down-time: Go for bike rides to the beach, drink coffee and occasionally do some uni work.

Advice to young players interested in getting into the game: Have fun and keep learning!


Upcoming Events
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!
01
25
2019
2019 QLD OZTag Junior State Cup is going to be held right here on the Sunshine Coast.
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!
01
25
2019
2019 QLD OZTag Junior State Cup is going to be held right here on the Sunshine Coast.
02
23
2019
An all-Queensland NRL pre-season match between North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and the Gold Coast Titans is happening at Sunshine Coast Stadium!
03
15
2019
2019 QLD OZTag Senior State Cup is going to be held right here on the Sunshine Coast!
04
13
2019
In a Round 5 clash the South Sydney Rabbitohs will play the New Zealand Warriors at Sunshine Coast Stadium!
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.
06
15
2019
Bringing the best players from across Queensland to compete across two massive days, get ready to catch the 2019 Tri Series at Sunshine Coast Stadium! With QLD Country and QLD City merit teams chosen from this event in each age group, it's going to be an epic Tri Series!
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