Ministry of Sport

Lightning Sign TechnologyOne As Inaugural Coaching Partner

TechnologyOne, one of Australia’s largest publicly listed software company’s, has just signed a long-term deal to become the inaugural coaching partner of Sunshine Coast Lightning.

The netball club will utilise TechnologyOne’s products, which cover many industries, including Government, Education, Health & Community Services, and Financial Services.

The deal comes only 12 months after Brisbane City Council terminated TechnologyOne’s $122 million IT contract after cost blowouts and lengthy delays, but Lightning CEO, Danielle Smith, says she is excited to collaborate with TechnologyOne as the Club’s newest partner.

“TechnologyOne signing on as our inaugural Coaching Partner provides a great connection between the organisations, particularly from a leadership perspective,” Smith said.

“We are incredibly proud of our coaching team and the special relationship Noeline and Kylee have formed across three seasons – their coaching acumen and ability to get the most out of each player is complemented by their own individual strengths as leaders.

“This strategic partnership will enable Lightning’s coaching talent to engage with TechnologyOne across many leadership and community-based initiatives.”

Smith added that “attracting a high-calibre, Queensland based commercial partner like TechnologyOne further solidifies Lightning’s reputation as an elite high-performance organisation both on and off the court.”

As Coaching Partner, TechnologyOne will also receive brand exposure across coaching apparel, as well as in-stadium at home games.

TechnologyOne Chief Operating Officer, Stuart Macdonald, said the partnership with Sunshine Coast Lightning would benefit both parties and the wider Queensland community.

“As a company with strong Queensland roots, we’re proud to be supporting Sunshine Coast Lightning this season,” said MacDonald.

“We’re deeply committed to supporting our local community and given the netball club is based in our very own backyard, this partnership opportunity felt like a perfect synergy.

“Through the TechnologyOne Foundation, our partnership with grassroots organisations have made a real impact on the communities we operate in.

“We look forward to developing the partnership with the Sunshine Coast Lightning ‘.”

To celebrate the announcement TechnologyOne is giving ten lucky ticket holders an exclusive pre-game briefing with Lightning Assistant Coach Kylee Byrne this Saturday.

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney