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Aug
22
2017

SC Falcons Optimistic Leading Into Finals

Sunshine Coast Falcons are back this week at Sunshine Coast Stadium for Round 25 of Intrust Super Cup, in what could be one of their defining matches leading into semi-fina..
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Aug
22
2017

Sunshine Coast Stadium first in the word to launch global event - The Color Movement

Sunshine Coast Stadium will be the first venue in the world to host the biggest global colour festival series on earth, The Color Movement, after securing the event ..
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Aug
17
2017

Waterlife are back on Lake Kawana to Raise Funds for Charity!

Waterlife are back on Lake Kawana this weekend, with their sights set to raise over $30,000 for charity! With close to 50 teams-of-five competing this year, the lake will host ..
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Aug
16
2017

Brothers Rugby Club hit the Main Field at Sunshine Coast Stadium

Sunshine Coast Stadium is proud to be home to some amazing local teams and even prouder when we have the opportunity see them shine on our main field. Saturday, August 18 is Brothers ..
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Aug
14
2017

Sunshine Coast Stadium and Open Air Movie Night's Bring The Lion King to the green!

The big screen just got bigger with a supersized Open Air Movie Night happening on October 7 at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, bringing an all time, animated favourite to Open Air..
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Aug
12
2017

Cause for concern at Falcons in lead-up to finals

The warning signals have been activated at Sunshine Coast HQ after the state league side crashed to yet another defeat, with finals just around the corner. The Craig Ing..
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Aug
07
2017

Thousands turn out to celebrate the Coast's 50th birthday

THE WEATHER threatened, but held off, and the crowds came out in droves to ring in the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast. Just less than 4000 peo..
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Aug
03
2017

Lake Kawana Hosts 2017 Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy Regatta

From Friday August 4 to Sunday 6, beautiful Lake Kawana will be home to the 2017 Eddie Cowell Perpetual trophy regatta for One Meter radio controlled yachts, hosted by Club Kawana R..
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Jul
31
2017

50th Anniversary Event: Our Sunshine Coast Concert

The 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast will be officially commemorated on August 1 2017. In the 50th Anniversary year we plan to celebrate our identity, engage our commu..
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Jun
14
2017

Sunshine Coast Stadium - 2017's Home To Oztag Events

Sunshine Coast Stadium is preparing to host yet another massive Oztag event, which will see 120 teams from 35 schools across Queensland converge for a three day tournament. Schools will ..
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Jul
10
2017

Coach rates this win the best he's had at Falcons

Image Credit: Level Eleven Photography Australia | Original Article: Warren Lynam for Sunshine Coast Daily. He's overseen some impressive performances during the past couple of se..
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Jul
06
2017

A New Craft Beer & Cider Festival Is Coming To The Sunshine Coast!

Original article by Claire Push for Urban List Sunshine Coast We’ve got some beery good news for hops lovers of the Sunshine Coast. And that should cover just about all of you (..
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Jun
12
2017

Hamilton's day as Falcons beat Pride

Image: Level Eleven Photography Halfback Guy Hamilton put on a show to guide the Falcons to a 37-16 win over a hard-working Northern Pride at Sunshine Coast Stadium today. ..
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Jun
07
2017

Local Legend, Sunshine Coast Lightning's Erena Mikaere

Image: Getty Images Name: Erena Mikaere Position: GK/GD Started playing when: I started playing when I was 8 Pre-game ritual o..
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Jun
5
2017

LIGHTNING TO HOST INAUGURAL SSN GRAND FINAL!

Image: Getty Images Official Result: Sunshine Coast Lightning (56) defeated Melbourne Vixens (55) Via Suncorp Super Netball Sunshine Coast Lightning has marched i..
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May
26
2017

Local Legend, SC Falcons Martin Cordwell

Name: Martin Cordwell Position: Front Row Started playing when: I started playing rugby league at 5 years old for the Nambour Crushers, I first started playing ..
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May
24
2017

Local Legend, Lightning's Madeline McAuliffe

Image: Getty Images 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 ..
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May
23
2017

Our Top Picks - Three Events Showcasing QLD's Best This June

Coming into winter we're all about celebrating with some of Queensland's best sporting talent. Get ready to to raise that heart rate (from the stands if you don't feel like running)! Here'..
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May
19
2017

Local Legend, SC Falcons Jye Ballinger

Name: Jye Ballinger Position: Second Row/Front Row Started playing when: When I was 13 Pre-game ritual: Bacon and eggs for breakfast and good pump up music! T..
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Mar
18
2017

Local Legend, Fire FC's Nathaniel Giabardo

Name: Nathaniel Giabardo Position: Midfield or wing Started playing when: 5 years old Pre-game ritual: Eat well, lots of sleep, lots of water, relax Trai..
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May
16
2017

Local Legend, Geva Mentor

Image: Getty Images Geva has been around the netball scene for a very long time and first debuted for England at 16 years old. She has since played for various ANZ championship-winning..
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May
15
2017

Australia secures a clean sweep in 2017 Trans Tasman Series!

After taking home the Mixed Open division with a 3-0 whitewash, Australia has made it a clean sweep, winning both the Men's Open and Women's Open divisions with unbeaten 3-0 records..
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May
07
2017

Nitro Circus sets new heights for Sunshine Coast events standards!

More than 10,000 fans packed council’s Sunshine Coast Stadium to witness the adrenalin-packed Nitro Circus Regional Rampage Tour daredevils perform incredible choreographed..
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May
05
2017

Everything you need to know about attending Nitro Circus this weekend

Your Nitro Circus Map Parking: Onsite parking will be available to all guests for $10 during the Nitro Circus event. Please note that access to the venue ..
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May
04
2017

Local Legend, Nitro Circus Star Ryan 'R Willy' Williams

R Willy is not your typical 22 year old. Having been snapped up to join the elite Nitro Circus crew he has quickly become one of the most exciting action sports athletes co..
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Apr
27
2017

Get to know your Sunshine Coast Stadium

The Sunshine Coast Stadium is home to sport and events here on the Sunshine Coast. With a solid calendar of weekly events, there really is something for everyone. For the uninitiat..
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Apr
24
2017

Three Reasons To Get Your Nitro Circus Tickets Right Now!

Not that you need an excuse to do so, but if you have been putting off booking your seat to see Nitro Circus when they hit the Sunshine Coast Stadium here's three reasons why you should wait no lo..
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Apr
21
2017

Local Legend, SC Falcons Guy Hamilton

Name: Guy Hamilton Position: Halfback/ Five-Eighth Started playing when: I started playing a couple years older when I was 5 years old. Pre-game ritual: Usua..
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Apr
19
2017

Local Legend, Lightning's Karla Mostert

Ranked No. 1 GD for intercepts at the 2015 World Cup in Sydney, Karla Mostert is an unassuming, robust defender with an incredible netball I.Q! get to know Karla here here. ..
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Apr
18
2017

Matt Gillett's more than just a champion player

On Friday night he was making match-winning plays for the Brisbane Broncos, but that never stopped hard man Matt Gillett from doing his bit for Falcons Footy for Kids of..
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Apr
13
2017

Food For Fuel: Shez's Veggie Slice

Want to know what the Sunshine Coast Lightning players are eating? Laura Scherian (http://www.sunshinecoaststadium.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/news-1/local-legend-lightnings-laura-sch..
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Apr
13
2017

Local Legend, Lightning's Laura Scherian

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 th..
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Apr
12
2017

Local Legend, SC Falcons Captain Dane Hogan

Sunshine Coast Falcons captain, Dane Hogan is has hopeful expectations with the Falcons holding a strong position at number two in the ladder half way into the season. Get to know y..
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Apr
11
2017

Local Legend, Fire FC's Ryan McMaster

Name: Ryan McMaster Position: Left back Started playing when: 6 years old Pre-game ritual: Don't have one as of yet, but maybe I need one... Training tip: To train..
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Apr
10
2017

Falcons produce 'best performance' of season so far

Justin Olam breaks through PNG Hunters defense for the try line. Image: Level Eleven photography The Sunshine Coast's crushing win over Papua New Guinea at Bokarina on Saturday was th..
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Apr
06
2017

Joint Top Point Scorers Go Head-to-Head

Image Credit: nrl.com Melbourne Storm's, Jesse Arthars and Cronulla Sharks, Kyle Flanagan are set to go head-to-head this Saturday in the Holden Cup match at Sunshine Coast Stadiu..
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Apr
05
2017

Sunshine Coast Locals represent in Rookie Challenge

QLD Flames Players (left to right): Tom Olsen, William Finch, Leon Manuel, Kaleb Weil, Tom Lunt Queensland Cricket's Rookie Challenge has officially kicked off with five Sunsh..
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Apr
04
2017

Cooper Cronk to leave Melbourne Storm

Cooper Cronk, Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australian halfback has announced he will leave the Storm at the end of the season making 2017 his last playing season for Melbourne. ..
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Apr
03
2017

Intrust Super Cup Match Wrap Up

Image credit: Level Eleven Photography The Falcons collected their third victory of the season at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday, defeating the visiting BMD Wynnum..
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Mar
30
2017

Local Legend, Sunshine Coast Fire FC Coach Abbi Wilkes

Name: Abbi Wilkes Career Highlights: I'm 20 years old and moved to Australia from the UK just over 2 years ago. I'm the current head coach of the U13 girls and U15 girl..
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Mar
28
2017

Local Legend, Lightning's Laura Langman

Get to know local legend, Laura Langman! The fact Langman played 141 consecutive games for the Silver Ferns speaks for itself. Captain or vice-..
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Mar
28
2017

Our Go-To List For Easter Break

Stuck for things to do with the Easter break approaching fast? Here's our go-to list for an action packed two weeks! Image by Blake Ingram 1. April 1 Holden Cup..
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Mar
28
2017

Win a Nitro Circus Ultimate Adrenalin Weekend

WIN THE ULTIMATE ADRENALIN WEEKEND RIGHT HERE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST. If you like your getaways a little on the racy side, then start your heartbeats and get pumped for three days of action and adv..
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Mar
27
2017

PS4 NPL QLD – Olympic Stay Perfect With Solid Win Over Sunshine Coast FC (Round 5)

Brisbane Olympic scored five first-half goals on the way to a stunning 8-2 victory over Sunshine Coast FC at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Matthew H..
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Mar
27
2017

2017 Dragon Boats QLD State Championships

Dead heat - Premier Open 10’s Te Waka Dragons VS Maroochy Sea Serpents. Dragon Boat Queensland held their 2017 State Championships here at the Sunshine Coast Stadium ..
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Mar
26
2017

Sunshine Coast Fire - Soccer's Big Future

The Sunshine Coast Fire FC is already blazing a trail towards establishing an A-League team to open up the local soccer scene to the national stage. ..
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Mar
24
2017

Field of Dreams

The Sunshine Coast Lightning netball team has paved the way for elite sports on the Coast, but how long before other codes follow – and will we ever see our own NRL team battling it out on h..
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Oct
5
2016

Law Enforcement torch bearers hit the banks of Queensland

Queensland Police Service (QPS) and other Emergency Services personnel have joined forces to carry the Law Enforcement Torch from the shores of Brisbane, throughout Queensland in the lead up to th..
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Jul
14
2016

Five things to watch from the Sunshine Coast sports scene

1. COOLUM Beach’s poster boy Julian Wilson is expected to compete in the latter stages of the J-Bay Open in South Africa (Friday, Fox Sports 3, 4pm). He’s got a quarter final c..
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Jul
11
2016

Pace heats up for footy finals

FOUR teams are tied for sixth place on the Intrust Super Cup (http://www.qrl.com.au/intrust-super-cup.html)ladder after Round 18 following crucial wins to the Wynnum Manly Seagulls and Ipswic..
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Jul
4
2016

It's getting tight at the top

JUST four points separate the top five teams in the Intrust Super Cup after several upsets in Round 17 has contending teams battling for a home final and others having a top six position..
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Jun
20
2016

Ball codes could join forces to promote women's sport

BASKETBALL: Sunshine Coast Rip official Jason Blanchard hopes his club and the Coast team set to debut in a new-look national netball league can have a healthy working relationship. Conce..
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Jun
13
2016

Humble 'Tugboat' given top honour for charity work

ASHLEY Robinson watched on helplessly as one of his mates, a former footy player, drank himself to death. It was then he went home to his wife and told her he didn't want to work in the liqu..
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Jun
5
2016

Emotional triumph for Falcons

RUGBY LEAGUE: Sunshine Coast Falcons and Melbourne Storm under-20s hooker Jake Turpin is intent on pressing his claims for an NRL contract but on Saturday his only focus was on winning for hi..
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Jun
3
2016

To these kids, he's much more than an Origin star

RUGBY LEAGUE: To these youngsters, Matt Gillett’s much more than a State of Origin star. The 27-year-old from the Sunshine Coast is a friend and mentor to the children within the Falcons..
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Jun
2
2016

Origin star Gillett only just getting started: ex-Maroons lock

RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Queensland forward Chris Flannery believes Sunshine Coast product Matt Gillett is now the world’s premier backrower and says he’s only just starting to hit his str..
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May
13
2016

Wallabies returning to Sunshine Coast

GOOD news for rugby union fans with the Qantas Wallabies announcing they will return to the Sunshine Coast for a week-long training camp this month. The Rugby World Cup runners-up will be base..
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May
11
2016

Coast 'Storm Birds' set for national netball competition

THE Sunshine Coast may host one of three new franchises to compete in a revamped National netball league. The new, as yet un-named team, would play under the Storm brand which already has a N..
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May
11
2016

Netting the Sunshine Coast's first national sporting team

Dreams of the Sunshine Coast having our own national sporting team may soon become a reality, with the Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club confirming it is seeking a licence for a Sunshine Coast bas..
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May
4
2016

2000 footy players RizeUp to fight domestic violence

TWENTY thousand footballers will rise to the challenge of ending domestic violence thanks to an innovative partnership between RizeUp and Queensland Rugby League's Central Division. RizeUp wo..
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May
4
2016

Lake Kawana welcomes world to outrigging event

IF YOU'RE feeling like the Sunshine Coast is becoming one of Australia's premier venues for outdoor sports - you'd be right. This time Lake Kawana welcomes the world to our beautiful region f..
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May
4
2016

Plenty of travel options to get to outrigger event

WHILE traffic changes during the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships cause some havoc for spectators and competitors, no such drama should unfold during the IVF Va’a World Sprint Champ..
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Apr
29
2016

World's fastest outriggers are coming!

Farewell Aussie Surf Titles...hello world's fastest outrigger canoe paddlers! The Sunshine Coast's record year of major and regional events rolls on in earnest next week when Lake Kawana pla..
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Apr
28
2016

Young Falcons must tighten screws in semi-final

RUGBY LEAGUE: Sunshine Coast Falcons under-18 coach Glen Dreger said the side’s pleasing results in this year’s Mal Meninga Cup is testament to the junior pathway laid by the Bokarina-..
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Apr
22
2016

Only a matter of time for Fire

FOOTBALL: Sunshine Coast captain Grand De Chastel is confident his team can arrest its goal-scoring woes in the National Premier Leagues Queensland. The 10th-placed Fire has the worst att..
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Apr
20
2016

Storm youngsters to up the tempo

RUGBY LEAGUE: Run the opposition off their legs, that will be the message from Eric Smith to his young side when they face the Warriors at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday The Thunderbolt..
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Apr
9
2016

Coaches want improvement

RUGBY LEAGUE: Rockhampton isn't best known for its white sandy beaches, but the locals will do their best to make the Falcons feel at home in their middle-of-the-pack clash against the Capras..
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Apr
8
2016

Will the Sunshine Coast lads fire or fizzle?

FOOTBALL: Fresh from a snatch and grab effort against the Brisbane Roar Youth side, the Sunshine Coast Fire are eyeing off another upset. Having clawed their way to seventh, the Fire wil..
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Apr
2
2016

Falcons digging deep for mate

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast Falcons will be without seven regular starters for tonight's match against Redcliffe in what is set to be an emotional clash for the inaugural James Ackerman ..
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Mar
9
2016

Thunderbolts chase complete performance

Storm’s NYC Thunderbolts will look to make it back-to-back wins to start the season when they take on the Gold Coast Titans this Saturday at Suzuki Stadium. The Under-20s side will look ..
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Mar
1
2016

Rd.1 NYC Team Announcement

Thunderbolts coach Eric Smith has named a 17-man line-up for his side's season opener on the Sunshine Coast this Sunday. NYC U20 Thunderbolts v U20 Dragons Sunday 6 M..
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Feb
15
2016

Tigers half lauded by clubmate after trial

RUGBY LEAGUE: Wests pivot Mitchell Moses has lauded the impact of team-mate Luke Brooks following the team's first NRL trial of the year at Sunshine Coast Stadium. The Tigers def..
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Feb
14
2016

NRL Trial match brings out fans

AN early downpour was not enough to keep 6000 rugby league fans from Sunshine Coast Stadium last night for an NRL trial between the Storm and the Tigers. The crowd was treated to a fi..
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Nov
25
2015

Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink is back

Sunshine Coast Stadium will be covered with pink when national all female triathlon series, Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink, is back on the Coast this Sunday for the sixth annual event. An ..
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Nov
23
2015

Obstacle course adventure for grown ups coming to the Coast

IF you sometimes wish they had jumping castles for grown-ups, you might be in luck. Inspired by game shows such as Wipeout and It's a Knockout, the ROC Race is sch..
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Nov
17
2015

Melbourne Storm v Wests Tigers Trial Match at Sunshine Coast Stadium

Melbourne Storm vs Wests Tigers Trial Match at Sunshine Coast Stadium Melbourne Storm will bring the NRL back to the Sunshine Coast for the first time in seven years for a pre-season t..
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Nov
12
2015

Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series returns

Australia’s leading and largest triathlon series, Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series presented by Scody (Gatorade QTS), returns to the Sunshine Coast with Round 3 at Kawana Waters ..
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Nov
9
2015

High hopes for halfback to lead to finals

RUGBY LEAGUE: Highly-touted Sunshine Coast Falcons recruit Ryley Jacks wants to be the man to turn the club around and make it a force to be reckoned with in 2016. The former Sydney Roost..
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Nov
4
2015

Falcons roster bolstered by former NRL player talent

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast Falcons roster has been boosted by a former NRL player and a talented up-and-comer. The Intrust Super Cup outfit has signed former Panthers and Rooster..
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Nov
2
2015

Coast to play host to Scottish delegates

WE ARE saying Fa'ilte gu Sunshine Coast (welcome to the Sunshine Coast) to a delegation of Scottish visitors today. Sunshine Coast Council has, for about 18 months now, been attempting to woo ..
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Oct
30
2015

Great Scots aye Coast for Comm Games

A delegation from the Scottish Commonwealth Games Association will tour the Sunshine Coast next week to size up our suitability as a training base ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. ..
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Oct
28
2015

Sunshine Coast offering a feast of festivals this summer

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is offering a feast of festivals to spice up summer for families, folkies and fun lovers. With Australia’s most attractive climate, the emphasis of..
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Oct
20
2015

Former Devil Thompson set to fly with the Falcons in 2016

THIRD time may prove to be the charm for Jake Thompson. The backrower has had previous stints in Norths Devils and Mackay Cutters, but on both occasions left due to off-field commitments. ..
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Oct
19
2015

Fire's Christmas Toy Drive

Sunshine Coast FC Fire and Wishlist need your help to bring some Christmas cheer to those who need it most with ‘Fire’s Christmas Toy Drive’. Sunshine Coast FC will be colle..
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Oct
2
2015

Let's walk together to help end domestic violence

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson, Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett and Sunshine Coast Outreach Prevention and Education Coordinator Angela Short are inviting the local communit..
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Aug
28
2015

Storm launched ground-breaking Academy

Melbourne Storm (http://www.leagueunlimited.com/club/show/melbourne-storm) has today launched the Storm Academy to be based in Queensland from 2016. The pioneering program will see Storm's Nat..
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Aug
26
2015

Limited changes to Falcons line up in final game

THE Sunshine Coast Falcons have made limited changes to the side which will face the Ipswich Jets on Sunday. New South Wales and Australian representative Tom Learoyd-Lahrs has been named at p..
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Aug
23
2015

Falcons show why 2016 could be their year

THE Sunshine Coast Falcons' resurgence was powerfully illustrated yesterday in their 20-13 loss to Intrust Super Cup powerhouse the Townsville Blackhawks in front of a packed Kawana crowd. ..
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Aug
23
2015

Uni goes straight to the SGQ Cup grand final

UNIVERSITY has moved straight into the SGQ Cup grand final by downing minor premier the Noosa Dolphins 17-15 at Sunshine Beach yesterday. The win grants the Barbarians a home grand final...
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Aug
22
2015

Rugby League: Falcons pumped for final home game of 2015

RUGBY LEAGUE: Inspirational Sunshine Coast Falcons skipper Tom Murphy says his side is up for the challenge Intrust Super Cup heavyweight the Townsville Blackhawks will provide his charges on..
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Aug
22
2015

Rugby League: Kawana Swans yearning to end drought

RUGBY LEAGUE: His club has been in the premiership wilderness for 15 years, but Maroochydore coach Mark Brandon says he has the squad to claim the Caloundra RSL Cup ahead of tomorrow's grand ..
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Aug
21
2015

Book tickets now for Roar on Sunshine Coast

Tickets are now on sale for the Roar’s Pre-Season Tour match against Central Coast Mariners at Sunshine Coast Stadium, Bokarina, on Saturday, 26 September (7pm kick off). The match ..
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Aug
17
2015

FOOTBALL: First year Fire captain has impressed

SUNSHINE Coast Fire first-year captain Reyze Kelly's ability to rally his young team through a troublesome season looks likely to land him a successive year at the helm. Despite squanderi..
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Aug
17
2015

Fullback gets it Wright after sting of injuries

HIS side experienced a ridiculously unlucky 18-16 loss to Burleigh Bears yesterday but Sunshine Coast Falcons fullback Sam Wright is just grateful to playing at all this season. Wright has bee..
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Aug
15
2015

Falcons duo share tips with students

STUDENTS at Assumption College got a taste of professional rugby league yesterday, thanks to a visit from Sunshine Coast Falcons coach Glen Dreger and captain Tom Murphy. It was the first..
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Aug
12
2015

Storm player to make Falcons debut this weekend

THE Sunshine Coast Falcons have named their side to face the Burleigh Bears in Stanthorpe on Sunday. The main change will see the Melbourne Storm's Jordan McLean make his Falcons debut after r..
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Aug
08
2015

Coast players are primed for NRC challenge

A HANDFUL of Sunshine Coasters have been named in Queensland-based National Rugby Championship teams. Haydn Hirsimaki, Conor Mitchell, Stephan Van Der Walt and Elliot Hagen have been included ..
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Aug
08
2015

Robinson keeps on pressing his claims

SUNSHINE Coast captain Tom Murphy believes outside back Travis Robinson is doing "everything right" in his bid to earn NRL game time. The 28-year-old played nine games for Penrith in 2013 befo..
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Aug
06
2015

Ackerman's brother backs shoulder charge consequences

THE brother of late Sunshine Coast Falcons prop James Ackerman, who died after being shoulder charged during a match, has backed the NRL's decision to ban the charge. It comes as support mount..
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Aug
05
2015

Roar to tackle Mariners on Coast

FOOTBALL: A-League heavyweight Brisbane Roar will clash with Central Coast Mariners at Sunshine Coast Stadium in a pre-season encounter next month. In what is bound to draw a big crowd to..
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Aug
03
2015

Melbourne Storm to hold Sunshine Coast Camp

The Melbourne Storm is flush with Queensland talent and the club will be setting up camp on the Sunshine Coast ahead of next month's Brisbane Broncos clash. Melbourne, whose feeder team is the..
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Aug
03
2015

Melbourne Storm setting up camp on the Sunshine Coast

NRL club Melbourne Storm will strengthen its connection to the Sunshine Coast by heading north for a four-day camp prior to their round 26 blockbuster against the Brisbane Broncos. Mayor..
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Jul
15
2015

Devils player suits up for national gridiron

GRIDIRON: Lachlan Torrisi normally plays rugby league for the mighty Gympie Devils on Saturdays, but not last weekend. Last weekend he padded up and donned a helmet to play in the Aust..
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Jul
14
2015

Manly Sea Eagles NRL players set to go topless for charity screening of Magic Mike XXL

FORGET Channing Tatum — the Manly Sea Eagles are preparing to emulate the stars of Magic Mike XXL by going topless for a good cause. Sea Eagles stars including Daly Cherry-Eva..
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Jul
13
2015

Fitting tribute: Falcons' first win since Ackerman tragedy

BIG WIN: Falcons chairman Ashley Robinson and club CEO Chris Flannery celebrate. (LEVEL ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY) A HOME crowd revelled in every second of the Sunshine Coast Falcons' 4..
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Jul
13
2015

Heat's going out of the Fire

THE Sunshine Coast Fire's season is all but over after a 3-1 away defeat at Palm Beach that didn't reflect the performance. The Fire were sitting comfortably in third place after round..
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Jul
11
2015

Northern Outlaws hail Billy Rogers' return

DESPITE Billy Rogers returning to the Northern Outlaws today to play Caboolture the side will still be without a few key players owing to a hazardous training session on Thu..
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Jul
11
2015

Storm fun Kurt Mann fires up Coast battle

THE Sunshine Coast Falcons will be boosted by the inclusion of Storm playmaker Kurt Mann for tomorrow's crucial clash against Tweed Heads at Sunshine Coast Stadium. Mann has been a steady co..
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Jul
11
2015

Wally Lewis: Ackerman story discussed in Maroons camp

A CHEEKY grin crosses the face of Maroons legend Wally Lewis when he's asked about Wednesday night's demolition of NSW. The Lewis swagger is back as he recalls doing a jig in the back ..
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Jul
10
2015

School Holiday guide: Keep warm and have a ball

IT may be chilly outside but there's plenty kids can do inside to keep busy today. Check out our top 10 picks for a great school holiday Friday. 1. Junior photographic workshop ..
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Jul
10
2015

Winter lures Kiwis across the ditch to our big events

WELL, with the Maroons wresting the State of Origin Shield back to its rightful place, it's now time for another champion Queensland act to take centre stage and do what it does ..
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Jul
7
2015

John's hard work pays off for grieving football families

TWO local families shattered by accidents on the football field will be the direct beneficiaries of some benevolent Sunshine Coast business people and their once-overweight colleague. ..
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Jul
6
2015

Cutters win as Falcons pay tribute to James Ackerman

THE Mackay Cutters side-stepped the emotion to beat the Sunshine Coast Falcons, playing their first game without teammate James Ackerman on Saturday. Ackerman died after being injured ..
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Jul
4
2015

Inspiration comes from strength of Ackermans

It has been a pretty tough couple of weeks for all involved with rugby league after the passing of Falcons player James Ackerman. As the chairman of the club I just wanted to thank eve..
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Jul
4
2015

Let's rise for Ackers

PLAY like Ackers. That's the simple, but powerful motto the Sunshine Coast Falcons will be following when they run out against Mackay Cutters at Sunshine Coast Stadium tonight, in what..
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Jul
4
2015

Visser loving the monsters without fins in WA

WHILE 2015 is shaping as a year to forget for Nambour-Yandina United in the McDonald's Premier League, the young side deep in a rebuilding phase could turn their fortunes around and quickl..
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Jul
3
2015

Storm stunned by Phil Walsh tragedy

Melbourne and Queensland captain Cameron Smith has expressed his shock and sadness over the alleged murder of Adelaide Crows AFL coach Phil Walsh in what has been a tragic week for the Sto..
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Jul
2
2015

Cheika names extended QANTAS Wallabies squad

Michael Cheika has named his extended Qantas Wallabies Squad at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, ahead of The Rugby Championship opener against the Springboks on 18 July. The 40-man squad, featuring ..
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Jul
1
2015

Dave Smith pays tribute to fallen footballer

SUNSHINE COAST, Australia - The National Rugby League has pledged its continuing support for the family of 25-year old James Ackerman, who died last week as a result of injuries sustained in a gam..
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Jul
1
2015

James Ackerman: Rugby league community, friends, family farewell fallen Sunshine Coast Falcons player

Mourners at the funeral of late Queensland rugby league forward James Ackerman have formed a guard of honour to mark the service's end. Ackerman was remembered as a tough football player who w..
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Jul
1
2015

Mourners to farewell James Ackerman at public funeral today

SUNSHINE Coast Stadium will be awash with emotion this morning, as mourners pay their respects to Sunshine Coast Falcons' prop James Ackerman. It will be a chance for a community rocked by th..
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Jul
1
2015

QRL hails Colts for top City-Council carnival

IN A MAJOR highlight of the Queensland Rugby League calendar, the Glyn Rees City-Country Cultural Exchange was hosted by the Coolum Colts. Queensland Rugby League Juniors Advisory Board chair..
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Jun
30
2015

Cutters ready for a win after last weekend's loss at home

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Absolute Enterprises Mackay Cutters have named their squad to take on the Sunshine Coast Falcons on Saturday night at Sunshine Coast Stadium at 6pm. The team to play: Sam Cl..
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Jun
30
2015

Family first for Falcons after Ackerman tragedy

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast Falcons remain firmly focused on supporting their players, staff and the grieving Ackerman family, a week since their beloved prop James Ackerman died following an..
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Jun
28
2015

Taking a knee for James Ackerman in fitting league tributes

THE Sunshine Coast rugby league community paid tribute to fallen Sunshine Coast Falcons player James Ackerman at grounds across the region yesterday. Local clubs honoured the 25-yea..
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Jun
26
2015

James Ackerman: Sunshine Coast Falcons among clubs honouring footballer who died after tackle

Tributes to Sunshine Coast footballer James Ackerman will be held at rugby league matches across Queensland this weekend. The 25-year-old father of two passed away in the Royal Brisbane and Wo..
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Jun
26
2015

Tributes to Ackerman to flow at local games

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast rugby league community will this weekend pay tribute to fallen Sunshine Coast Falcons player James Ackerman, at grounds across the region. There is a series o..
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Jun
25
2015

Broncos rally around Molo

For a second consecutive year coaching has taken a back seat for Brisbane mentor Wayne Bennett, as his NRL club rallies around Francis Molo. Shattered forward Molo was supported by teammates w..
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Jun
25
2015

Falcons hang up #8 jersey in touching tribute to James

THE Sunshine Coast Falcons' number eight jersey will be hung up forever more, in honour of their fallen prop James Ackerman. In a touching tribute to their mate, the Coast's Intrust Super Cup..
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Jun
25
2015

Shaping a future to build a stronger community

The Sunshine Coast is arguably one of the best places to live in Australia, so protecting and enhancing our great lifestyle has been given high priority in council's 2015-16 community services bud..
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Jun
24
2015

Digging deep for James Ackerman's young family

A COMMUNITY rattled by the loss of one of its favourite sons is rallying in typical, Sunshine Coast fashion. After Sunshine Coast Falcons prop James Ackerman's death following an in..
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Jun
23
2015

Entertainment galore at Sunshine Coast Venues these school holidays

Octonauts Live Sunshine Coast Council presents new and affordable holiday activities that are full of fun to captivate your children over the July school holidays at Sunshine Coast Venues. Big..
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Jun
23
2015

Incident which resulted in death of Sunshine Coast league player James Ackerman referred to judiciary

An incident in which a Brisbane Broncos footballer's tackle resulted in a player's death has been referred straight to the Queensland Rugby League judiciary. Sunshine Coast Falcons forward Jam..
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Jun
22
2015

James Ackerman: Sunshine Coast rugby league player remains in intensive care after tackle injury

A Queensland Cup rugby league player remains in a critical condition and fighting for his life in hospital after he was injured in a game on Brisbane's north side at the weekend. Sunshine Coas..
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Jun
22
2015

Players struggling to come to terms with hit that injured James Ackerman

A FORWARD contracted to the Brisbane Broncos was ­behind the tackle on the weekend that left a Sunshine Coast rugby league player fighting for his life. Francis Molo, 20, was last night..
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Jun
15
2015

WATCH: Falcons grounded by classy Pride

RUGBY LEAGUE: Sunshine Coast Falcons had a chance to notch three wins in a row for the first time in the QRL competition since 2010 but turned in an ill-disciplined performance. Sloppy defend..
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Jun
21
2015

Fire needs to lift game

FOOTBALL: The heat was on Sunshine Coast Fire Sunday afternoon when they take on top-of-the-table Morteon Bay. The Fire sits in fifth place on the ladder but can fall as low as ninth if it is..
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Jun
21
2015

Messages of support for critically injured Coast footballer

UPDATE 12.30PM: Messages of support for injured Sunshine Coast Falcons player James Ackerman are streaming in as news of his critical injury spreads through the rugby league community. Hundre..
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Jun
20
2015

Murphy has faith in home town halves

SUNSHINE Coast captain Tom Murphy is backing an inexperienced home town halves combination to fire against Norths in a crucial Intrust Super Cup encounter at Nundah today. The 11th-placed Fal..
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Jun
18
2015

Wayne wows crowds but rolls reporters at Brightwater

HE'S a prickly customer with plenty of premierships to his name and NRL master coach Wayne Bennett was up to his old tricks at Brightwater Hotel yesterday. After finding his way to The Lakeho..
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Jun
17
2015

After Sydney and Redcliffe, Ivan back with the Falcons

HE came close to breaking into the Brisbane Broncos squad and he became a cult figure at Redcliffe. Now, towering centre/back rower Paul Ivan is with the Sunshine Coast Falcons. Paul, a..
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Jun
17
2015

After Sydney and Redcliffe, Ivan back with the Falcons

HE came close to breaking into the Brisbane Broncos squad and he became a cult figure at Redcliffe. Now, towering centre/back rower Paul Ivan is with the Sunshine Coast Falcons. Paul, a..
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Jun
17
2015

Win and fail of the week in Coast sport

WIN OF THE WEEK THE Caloundra Sharks turned the Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby League season on its head on Saturday when it beat Maroochydore. The reigning premier Sharks had largely struggled..
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Jun
13
2015

Oakes looking for gift against Pride

HE'S barely blown the candles out for his 21st birthday but Sunshine Coast Falcons five-eighth David Oakes will have to play beyond his years tomorrow afternoon. On the back of two consecutiv..
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Jun
11
2015

Australia v NZ in International Gridiron!

It's a new season, and a new craze that is sweeping across the South Pacific! That's right, American Football has made its way down under and is coming to the Sunshine Coast Stadium for one big ga..
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Jun
10
2015

Falcons bounce back after double win over Capras, Dolphins

WHAT a difference a fortnight can make. Staring down the barrel of another season of disappointment on-field, the Sunshine Coast Falcons dug deep over the past two weeks to notch consecutive ..
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Jun
10
2015

Time to get messy again! October return for Coast Colour Run

THERE'LL be no Lucy in the sky and probably not many diamonds, but you'll feel like you've got kaleidoscope eyes when The Swisse Color Run hits Sunshine Coast Stadium again. Mark October 11 i..
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Jun
7
2015

Gillett shows playing for fun boosts your abilities

BRONCOS and State of Origin star Matt Gillett was at Kawana to coach the kids of the Sunshine Coast Falcons Rugby League for Children of Different Abilities yesterday. Despite playing for the..
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Jun
7
2015

Storm man delivers the goods for Falcons

SUNSHINE Coast captain Tom Murphy hopes to see a whole lot more of Kurt Mann after watching the Melbourne NRL utility inspire the Falcons to their most complete performance of the season. See..
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Jun
6
2015

IGA tackles new tole as sponsor for Falcons

ON THE back of a much-needed win last weekend, the Sunshine Coast Falcons have had a significant off-field victory as well, securing their first mid-season sponsor. IGA Sunshine Coast has com..
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Jun
4
2015

Qantas Wallabies to begin 2015 season at Sunshine Coast Stadium

ARU Media Unit & Sunshine Coast QANTAS WALLABIES MEDIA ALERT Qantas Wallabies to begin 2015 season at Sunshine Coast Stadium In one of the biggest years..
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Jun
4
2015

QANTAS Wallabies to begin 2015 season at Sunshine Coast Stadium

In one of the biggest years in Australian Rugby history, the Qantas Wallabies will begin their preparations in a camp from July 5-11 on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, enhancing its reputation as t..
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May
30
2015

Fire intends to create some breathing space

A GOLDEN opportunity to cement themselves in the top four awaits the Sunshine Coast Fire, providing they can do the business against lowly Brisbane City tomorrow. Hammered 4-0 by arch rival the B..
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May
30
2015

New face might lift our Falcons

A CHANGE in coaching staff can often inspire a struggling team to victory. That is what Sunshine Coast Falcons chief executive Chris Flannery hopes happens today against Central Queenslan..
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May
28
2015

Storm sends ex-Super League coach to bolster Falcons

RUGBY LEAGUE: After a disappointing start to the season, the Sunshine Coast Falcons have appointed former Super League coach John Dixon as coaching director to help steady the ship. Dixon is empl..
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May
27
2015

Baillie back for Falcons against Capras

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast is set to welcome Rueben Baillie back into the fold for its round-11 Intrust Super Cup clash with Central Queensland at Rockhampton on Saturday night. The back-ro..
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May
25
2015

Kids break world record with 40k Tryathlon participants

MORE than 700 Sunshine Coast kids took part in breaking the world record for the largest under 16s triathlon series yesterday. Sanitarium Weet-Bix TRYathlon's 13 part series finished in Kawana wi..
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May
25
2015

Undermanned Falcons decimated by rampant Easts outfit

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast Falcons paid the price for being without a host of NRL talent in their 60-12 annihilation to Easts yesterday in Brisbane. The Falcons were without injured Storm p..
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May
22
2015

Returning Falcons happy to help out Dolphins

RUGBY LEAGUE: With his side looking to make it four wins on the trot against Caboolture tomorrow, dual premiership-winning coach Rob Brough says he has been humbled by the attitude of Sunshine Coast F..
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May
22
2015

Win tickets to see State of Origin game 3 live in Brisbane

What is better than watching State of Origin live on a big screen? Watching it live in Brisbane! This State of Origin series, Sunshine Coast Stadium is giving you a chance to do both. Ga..
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May
20
2015

COAST SPORT: The biggest fails and wins of the week

WIN OF THE WEEK SUNSHINE Coast Clippers hero Josh Walters slotted a three-pointer and two jump shots to seal a 105-104 win for the Coast side against Logan last weekend. The 189cm guard had..
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May
20
2015

Falcons expecting boost with return of Learoyd-Lahrs

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast Falcons will be buoyed by the return of former Australian and New South Wales prop Tom Learoyd-Lahrs for Sunday's match against Easts. The former Origin enforcer ..
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May
18
2015

Hill endorses Friend as Origin possibility

RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Noosa junior and current Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend has been given a ringing Origin endorsement from an unlikely source. Scott Hill, a former Blues and Kangaroos lock..
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May
17
2015

Falcons concede soft tries in loss to the lowly Magpies

SUNSHINE Coast Falcons captain Ryan Hansen was lamenting a swag of missed opportunities in the aftermath of his side's 35-4 loss to Souths Logan at Sunshine Coast Stadium last night. The Falcons ..
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May
16
2015

Falcons see Souths clash as do or die

SUNSHINE Coast Falcons hard man Rueben Baillie has described today's match against Souths as "season-defining", saying a win can kick-start his team's charge to the finals. The Falcons were annih..
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May
15
2015

Local sports preview for the weekend

GENERAL SPORT: It shapes as a bumper weekend of Sunshine Coast sport. The Caloundra Cup race day on Saturday will feature five significant races on an eight-race card, including a Group 3. T..
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May
14
2015

Coast on world stage for gridiron World Cup qualifier

FOUR Sunshine Coast players will head Australia's charge at the Under-19 Gridiron World Cup in the US when they play New Zealand in a qualifying match at Sunshine Coast Stadium on July 11. The ga..
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May
14
2015

Klein back to deliver for Sharks

RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Sunshine Coast Falcons skipper Callum Klein is intent on helping a struggling Caloundra claim its first win of the season against Caboolture tomorrow, in his first A-grade match i..
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May
14
2015

Win 2 Tickets to STATE OF ORIGIN Game 3!

Come see State of Origin Game 1 live on the big screen at Sunshine Coast Stadium for a chance to WIN 2 TICKETS to State of Origin Game Three!* There will be food and beverages, multiple giveaw..
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May
13
2015

Sunshine Coast Stadium to host international gridiron

Sunshine Coast Stadium will become an international American football (gridiron) venue for the first time when Trans-Tasman rivals Australia and New Zealand meet in an Under 19 World Cup qualifier..
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May
7
2015

Dozens march against domestic violence at Mooloolaba

WHEN "Norah" and her husband split, family, friends and organisations she did not know started receiving emails from her. The trouble was, she was not the one sending them. Her husband had s..
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May
6
2015

Kids to get active at Kawana triathlon

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/kids-get-active-kawana-triathlon/2630011/ Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Daily..
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May
6
2015

Qld Residents stars back for Falcons

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast will welcome back Queensland Residents representatives and Melbourne fringe players Ben Hampton and Kenny Bromwich for its Intrust Super Cup clash with the Cutters in ..
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May
6
2015

Refreshed and 'riled up'

RUGBY LEAGUE: A danger game is how the Absolute Enterprises Mackay Cutters are treating their unique Sunday afternoon home match against Sunshine Coast Falcons. "It's important because we don't w..
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May
2
2015

Just quietly, Rowdy's got an edge in footy tipping

WHAT about my NRL tipping last week - I got one out of eight. I was going to let my wife do the picks next week as surely she could not do any worse, but I might have a better idea to stop me get..
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May
2
2015

Falcons take lead from Platt Carpenter builds rep

THIS time last year, Jon Platt had given footy away to carve out a future as a carpenter. But the 27-year-old has since rebuilt his game to emerge as an inspiration to his teammates and is intent..
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May
1
2015

Sunshine Coat to host Oztag State of Origin this weekend

ORGANISERS hope the rain will clear for the Oztag Australia State of Origin this weekend at the Sunshine Coast Stadium. This event promises to showcase the best of Queensland and New South W..
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Apr
30
2015

Falcons feel they're in with a Cup show

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast will be looking to significantly improve on last year's efforts when the side takes to the field at this weekend's 47th Battalion Cup Carnival in Roma. The Falcon..
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Apr
30
2015

Oztag Australia State of Origin showdown at Sunshine Coast Stadium

Sunshine Coast Stadium will host the Oztag Australia State of Origin on May 2 and 3, showcasing the best of Queensland and New South Wales Oztag in a State versus State tag off. Division 3 Co..
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Apr
28
2015

Coach says Outlaw made too many mistakes in 22 all draw

IT WAS two in a row for the Northern Outlaws with the weekend's game a draw against the Nambour Crushers. The combined Gympie and Noosa side showed it was of equal strength, with a 22-all draw in..
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Apr
28
2015

Queensland Residents call for Jets' Parcell

HE IS only an injury away from playing for the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL. But Ipswich Jets 2014 best and fairest Matt Parcell has to make do with a spot on the bench for the Queensland Resident..
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Apr
26
2015

Defending premiers dominate Qld

Current and former premiership-winning Northern Pride players dominate the Queensland Residents team to face the NSW Cup rep team at Tap Out Energy Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday. Normally play..
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Apr
25
2015

Sunshine Coast Fire to face their forner hero, Nico Bechar

THE Sunshine Coast Fire expects to be confronted by its former dynamo and proven match-winner, Nico Bechar, at Cleveland today. After a summer stint in New Zealand with Team Wellington, the 31-ye..
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Apr
23
2015

Council says farewell to inaugural CEO

Sunshine Coast Council's inaugural CEO, John Knaggs, today said goodbye to Council after almost eight years in the role. His official duties concluded with the April Ordinary Meeting which in..
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Apr
20
2015

Fulluck strikes again to have Fire glowing

At just 17, you could understand why Jacob Fulluck is being utilised mainly off the bench at the Sunshine Coast Fire but such is the excitement surrounding the striker, he is all but commanding a star..
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Apr
20
2015

Young Outlaw fires in draw with Caboolture

IF the Sunshine Coast Falcons don't require the services of Sam Young too much this season, the Northern Outlaws are more than happy to utilise the fullback's talents again after he starred for the si..
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Apr
18
2015

Falcons' wings clipped by Wynnum-Manly

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast Falcons have been thwarted in their hunt for three consecutive wins. The local Intrust Super Cup side took on Wynnum-Manly Seagulls in Redlands yesterday afternoo..
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Apr
18
2015

Injured leader of Falcons has earned respect of all

GREAT effort by the Sunshine Coast Falcons last weekend in their courageous away win over Tweed. Without skipper Tom Murphy, who seriously injured his shoulder in the early stages of the second h..
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Apr
13
2015

Falcons 'step up' after captain hurt in win over Tweed

RUGBY LEAGUE: Sunshine Coast players have vowed to "step up" in the absence of inspirational skipper Tom Murphy who sustained a serious shoulder injury during the side's resolute triumph against Tweed..
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Apr
12
2015

Falcons win two in a row

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast Falcons have beaten Tweed Heads 28-24 in their round 6 Intrust Super Cup clash at Piggabeen Sports Complex. The Seagulls led 18-16 at the break but the visitor th..
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Apr
11
2015

Injury opens door for Falcon stalwart Klein

INJURY has cruelled the chances of Young Tonumaipea this weekend, but his loss is another local gain as Falcons stalwart Callum Klein has been recalled for the battle of the birds. Klein will slo..
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Apr
9
2015

Lobwein and Gilliman in battle for Falcons spot

RUGBY LEAGUE: While another serious injury to the Melbourne Storm-contracted Slade Griffin has cast doubt over his playing future, his absence places two mates on a collision course. ..
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Apr
8
2015

Klein loses his spot in the Falcons

SUNSHINE Coast Falcons veteran and ex-captain Callum Klein has been dropped from the team to face Tweed Heads on Saturday despite playing in Sunday's 36-10 thrashing of the PNG Hunters. ..
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Apr
7
2015

Falcons look to continue winning attitude

RUGBY LEAGUE: Sunshine Coast Falcons coach Glen Dreger is refusing to get ahead of himself following his side's 36-10 drubbing of the PNG Hunters. Dreger could be forgiven for ba..
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Apr
6
2015

Falcons swoop to stun Hunters in major upset

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast Falcons gave 2200 people in attendance at Sunshine Coast Stadium yesterday a reason to return following a stunning 30-10 annihilation of the PNG Hunter..
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Apr
2
2015

Melbourne Storm players to star in How To Fly Tigerair video

Tigerair Australia today launches a How To Fly Tigerair educational video, starring players of the 2015 Melbourne Storm team including some of the biggest names in the NRL such as Came..
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Mar
30
2015

Barba hat-trick lifts flying jets

IT WAS only a matter of time before the Jets put together a complete performance for a big win. The Sunshine Coast Falcons were the victims yesterday as the Jets won their round ..
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Mar
30
2015

Kids get chance to soar like Falcons at footy game

THERE were smiles all round at the Sunshine Coast Stadium yesterday morning as the Falcons' newest team took to the field. More than 30 children aged five to 16 completed their f..
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Mar
28
2015

Coast's Falcons bracing for strong Ipswich Jets attack

THE Sunshine Coast is on guard as one of the Intrust Super Cup's most flamboyant sides comes to town. The Ipswich Jets, bristling with firepower, is intent on launching raid after raid..
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Mar
25
2015

Falcons on high alert as Jets circle for mission

RUGBY LEAGUE: Returning centre Rueben Baillie says the Falcons will have to be on high alert as they try to shut down Ipswich's unpredictable attack at Sunshine Coast Stadium this week..
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Mar
23
2015

Intrust Super Cup Round 3 wrap

Davin Crampton has staked his claim for a Gold Coast Titans call-up with a classy hat-trick for Tweed Heads Seagulls against Norths Devils in Round 3 of the Intrust Super Cup. The ..
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Mar
22
2015

Falcons staying calm - "Too soon to panic", says Murphy

FALCONS fans have endured a couple of very lean seasons so they could be excused for thinking "here we go again" after their team started its 2015 campaign with consecutive losses. But..
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Mar
21
2015

Falcons beaten by Bears

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Sunshine Coast suffered a 28-12 defeat to Burleigh at Pizzey Park on Saturday evening. The Falcons trailed 10-6 at the break before slipping off the pace in the secon..
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Mar
18
2015

Champion rates Stoyle a threat for tour crown

Six-time world champion Steph Gilmore has made a colossal call in labelling Buderim's Dimity Stoyle as a "dark horse" to take out this year's WCT crown. Gilmore was at Sunshine Coast G..
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Mar
18
2015

Electric fullback not one to buckle under pressure

THE Falcons are set to unveil attacking weapon Joe Uluibau and the electric fullback is not one to buckle under pressure. Uluibau says he intends to "spark" the Falcons into acti..
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Mar
17
2015

Why the coast is the place to be for Easter entertainment

COUNCIL is excited to present some exhilarating and affordable holiday activities that will captivate your children over the Easter break at Sunshine Coast Venues. For those who ..
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Mar
13
2015

Brothers in arms for new junior rugby season

THEY say the family that plays together is that family that stays together. That certainly seems to be the case for Wurtulla- based Brad and Rochelle Williams, whose family is ge..
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Mar
12
2015

What local sport do you want to read about?

What local sport do you want to read about in the Sunshine Coast Daily? The region appears to be a mecca for surfing and surf lifesaving. Maybe that's what you're interested in? The Sunshine..
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Mar
9
2015

Neil home for Eels triumph finally home after ordeal

AFTER a 157-day journey across two hospitals and two states, Sunshine Coast rugby league stalwart Neil Espley is finally home. The 48-year-old Warana resident was on his 13th annual pilgrimage to..
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Mar
9
2015

RESULTS: QRL ISC & FOGS Colts 2015 Round 1

A wrap of the Round 1 results from the QRL's Intrust Super Cup and (http://leagueunlimited.com/competition/show/fogs-colts-challenge)FOGS Colts Challenge (http://leagueunlimited.com/competition/s..
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Mar
7
2015

Falcons lose season opener

RUGBY LEAGUE: There was plenty of hype in the lead-up to the Sunshine Coast's season-opening clash with Norths, but the Falcons were beaten 24-18 at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday night. Boas..
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Mar
7
2015

Skipper sees Falcons going far despite pressure

SUNSHINE Coast Falcons captain Tom Murphy has declared 2015 a new era for the club, ahead of their season-opener against Norths tonight. Murphy will captain the side for the first time in the Int..
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Mar
6
2015

Falcons add lustre to local league competition

RUGBY LEAGUE: Fourteen players contracted to the Sunshine Coast Falcons will run out in tomorrow's Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby League Nines competition, in a huge boost to the tournament. The ann..
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Mar
5
2015

Nine Melbourne players in Coast side too many for some

RUGBY LEAGUE: Sunshine Coast Falcons chief executive Chris Flannery is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. Flannery has backed his club's decision to run out nine Melbourne Storm players ..
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Mar
1
2015

Antonio Murray boot may worry the Coast

THE Sunshine Coast Fire is expected to be tested by former Chelsea youth player Antonio Murray when it clashes with Brisbane City in their season-opener at Sunshine Coast Stadium today. Murray wa..
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Feb
28
2015

Falcons show fight in loss to Easts

THE Sunshine Coast Falcons have shown a lot of fight in going down to Easts 16-10 at Kawana on Saturday night. Jordan Ryan starred for the home side with two tries, while Melbourne Storm recruit ..
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Feb
27
2015

Murphy fits bill for Falcons and Storm

The Sunshine Coast Falcons have earmarked former local junior Tom Murphy as the man to lead the club into a new era of success, naming him captain for 2015. The announcement was made at the Falco..
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Feb
25
1015

Falcons to get good ones from the Storm

Former Kangaroos and State of Origin prop Tom Learoyd-Lahrs is expected to be one of two Melbourne Storm players to suit up for Sunshine Coast on Saturday. Falcons chief executive Chris Flannery ..
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Jan
15
2015

Coast grabs hold of Oztag major event

THE Sunshine Coast is poised to host another major sporting event with an announcement on the World Oztag Championships expected today. Officials from the regional council will hold a press confe..
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Oct
13
2014

Sunshine and rainbows galore at Swisse Color Run

RAINBOW clouds took over the skies at Kawana as 6500 people showed up to compete in the Swisse Color Run. While each runner began all dressed in white running gear, there was little white to ..
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Sep
15
2014

Noosa makes two premierships in seven straight grand finals

AFTER losing the previous three grand finals, there was no way Noosa was going to let this one slip. The Dolphins claimed a tense 10-9 triumph over University at Sunshine Coast Stadium yesterday ..
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Sep
09
2014

Caloundra Wins Local League Grand Final

CALOUNDRA has claimed a stirring victory in the Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby League A-grade grand final at Sunshine Coast Stadium. The Sharks, cellar dwellers last year, beat Maroochydore 40-20 in..
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Aug
17
2014

Flogged Falcons will get another chance

FALCONS coach Glen Dreger will stay loyal to the side beaten 36-0 at home last night, as he tries to end his rollercoaster 2014 with a fairytale finish. Dreger said the same players that were blo..
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Jul
9
2014

New direction to promote region’s reputation as major events destination

Mayor Mark Jamieson today announced Council will retain the naming rights of the Sunshine Coast Stadium and Kawana Sports Precinct, the region’s premier sport, recreation and events venue. ..
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Apr
09
2014

Australian National Dragon Boat championships 'In The Moment' Competition

With the AUSDBF National Titles just around the corner Stockland Park has its best competition yet! During the Nationals Stockland Park will be running a competition where you could WIN ..
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Mar
25
2014

Come and watch the Dragons take over Lake Kawana

Sunshine Coast Council’s Stockland Park Lake Kawana will welcome more than 2000 paddlers when it hosts two of the biggest events on the dragon boating calendar in March and April. The Queens..
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Mar
19
2014

Sunshine Coast Kids can Take Part in World's Biggest Kids Triathlon!

The biggest kid’s triathlon Series in the world, the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, announced today at Brightwater State School that registrations are now open for its Sunshine Coast ev..
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Feb
16
2014

Henjak assessing options for the season opener

RUGBY LEAGUE: Author Mark Twain said "it's not the size of the dog that counts, it's the size of the fight in the dog". For minnow Sunshine Coast, one of only two clubs in the Intrust Super Cup t..
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Feb
11
2014

New signings give Fire officials hope for success in 2014

SUNSHINE Coast Fire officials are lauding the skills of import Chiharu Kosuge, who will attempt to help fill the void left by departing captain Greig Henslee and fellow defender Ryan Smith. The F..
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Feb
3
2014

Major local construction firm commits to sponsor Brothers Junior Rugby club

Brothers Sunshine Coast junior rugby club has announced that one of the region’s largest construction and development companies Vantage Holdings Australia has become the major sponsors of th..
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Jan
24
2014

SCRU assessing options after pullouts

THE Sunshine Coast Rugby Union A-grade competition has been decimated by the withdrawal of two clubs. Caboolture, the 2012 premier, will instead compete in Brisbane, and perennial struggler Fraser Coa..
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Jan
16
2014

Sea Eagles going for muscle

THE Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles have added significant starch to their pack, signing a 139kg prop in an attempt to muscle up to their Intrust Super Cup rivals. Front-row depth was one of the side's down..
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Jan
9
2014

Sunshine Coast FC 2014 Academy

Sunshine Coast FC is excited to announce the 2014 Academy. The 2014 Academy consists of three tiers which form the basis of Sunshine Coast FC's youth development program. The tiers are the Elite A..
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Jan
7
2014

Missing players to test the Dolphins

KAWANA Dolphins coach Rob Brough is lamenting the loss of several players from last year's premiership winning squad. Up to eight players will be unavailable at various stages of the upcoming seas..
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Jan
4
2014

Sea Eagles expecting big things

SUNSHINE Coast Sea Eagles captain Callum Klein is expecting fringe player Tien Nguyen to have a breakout year in 2014. Nguyen debuted for the Sea Eagles last August against Tweed Heads and impres..
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Jan
2
2014

Fire's stars feeling heat Fire's coach plays hard ball on list

PAUL Arnison oozes experience and is rated the fittest man at the Sunshine Coast Fire, but even he isn't guaranteed a spot in the National Premier League side this year. The former English league ..
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Jan
2
2014

Import quota costs the Fire's Frenchman

THE Sunshine Coast Fire has let go one of the best players in the National Premier League, Niko Bechar. The Frenchman was regarded as one of the greatest attackers in the league and the majority o..
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Jan
1
2014

Hopefuls drawn by appeal of the Fire

THE Sunshine Coast Fire's 2014 championship hopes have been bolstered by significant numbers at training. Sixty players from around the country are vying for a position in the team as hopeful recr..
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Dec
19
2013

Skipper endorses new coach

SUNSHINE Coast Sea Eagles captain Callum Klein has declared "a new beginning" at the club under coach Ivan Henjak. Henjak joined the Coast club in October following the departure of former coach D..
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Dec
14
2013

Great sports come to the cause for baby Finn Smith

SOME of the Sunshine Coast's best sportsmen have banded together to help Finn Smith. Finn is fighting for his life with meningococcal disease, and the sporting community has chipped in to raise fu..
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Dec
7
2013

Sea Eagles plan to pick Gus's brain

The Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles have turned to one of rugby league's brightest minds, Phil "Gus" Gould, in an attempt to arrest their fading fortunes. New South Wales' most successful coach will vis..
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Oct
17
2013

Huge Expo Heading for Kawana

A major home and lifestyle event is set to take over Stockland Park this weekend as the Sunshine Coast Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo returns to Kawana. Event Direct..
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Oct
13
2013

Color Run conquers Coast with 12,000 human paint palettes

JUST hours after caking thousands of smiling faces in a rainbow explosion, organisers have guaranteed the Color Run will return to the Sunshine Coast next year. A sold out crowd of 12,1..
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Oct
9
2013

Close friends add a bit of 'color' to their lives

TAMARA Jane and Angela Walker love a bit of colour in their lives. Friends for more than 30 years, they have been with each other through thick and thin. Now, they will be side by side ..
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Sep
15
2013

Pineapples star aims for big 2014

The Sunshine Coast Pineapples were content with a semi-final showing at the National Youth Championships at Bokarina's Stockland Park yesterday. After claiming some impressive results d..
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Sep
10
2013

2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships returns to the Sunshine Coast

Australia’s best youth Touch Football talent will be on display at Stockland Park from Wednesday, 11 September until Saturday, 14 September 2013 when they compete in the 2013 Touch Football ..
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Aug
2
2013

Football star will be there in spirit for Daniel

BUDDING football star Mitch Cooper wishes he could run onto Stockland Stadium Sunshine Coast on Sunday for the United for Daniel All-Star clash, but he has an A-League return to think about. ..
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Apr
5
2013

Legends of league

League legends named for clash at Stockland Thier hairlines may have receded, but their passion for the Queensland and New South Wales jerseys has not waned. That was the obse..
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Apr
26
2013

Bidding Big!

The Sunshine Coast has the opportunity to join outrigging on the World stage. The Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA) and Sunshine Coast Council is in the process of co..
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Apr
9
2013

It's a colour up! 10,000 tipped to join Coast charity fun run

THE Sunshine Coast will become a sea of panting, brilliant colour when it plays host to an event in the internationally known Swisse Color Run this year. The run is a 5km fundraiser to ..
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Oct
13
2013

The Swisse Colour Run comes to the Sunshine Coast

The Swisse Color Run is set to change the colour of the Sunshine Coast when it arrives later this year, becoming the second Queensland location to play host to the iconic new event. ..
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Mar
15
2013

Wallabies to share Coast with Lions

THE Sunshine Coast may well provide the secret ingredient needed for the Wallabies to defeat the British and Irish Lions when they clash on the rugby field later this year. The Sunshine Coas..
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Mar
14
2013

QANTAS Wallabies to prepare for Lions on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast Rugby Union along with Sunshine Coast Regional Council and the University of the Sunshine Coast are proud to announce that the Qantas Wallabies will be using the Sunshine Coast as t..
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Feb
12
2013

A New Direction for Stockland Park

Sunshine Coast Council is changing the way in which it manages one of its major venues - Stockland Park. The more than 45 hectare precinct which includes the Kawana Aquatic Centre, the W..
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Jan
29
2013

Former Ray eyes Reds spot

Former Sunshine Coast Stingray Blake Enever, 2013 will be all about waiting for his opportunity. When that comes for the aspiring Queensland Reds lock is difficult to predict as the club's second-..
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Jan
3
2013

Park a Bright Spark

IF YOU book them, they will come. Stockland Park's ability to cater for crowds of in excess of 15,000 people has proved that if given the opportunity, the Coast is willing to support, an..
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Nov
29
2012

Innovative drills build skills

Young swimmers at the Kawana Aquatic Centre are benefiting from the use of underwater technology and advanced training methods. The equipment consists of an underwater Fuj..
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Oct
27
2012

The Bush Comes to The Beach

The Bush Comes to the Beach! Outdoor Stadium Spectacular is back. The rough and tumble of rugby league will make way for the “Toughest Sport on Earth” in October, w..
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Oct
4
2012

Fire Wins APL Licence Battle

THE Sunshine Coast Fire is one step closer to its ambition of being included in the A-League by 2018. The Fire was yesterday granted one of 12 licences in the burgeoning Australian Premier Leagu..
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Sep
10
2012

Touch Football Returns To The Sunshine Coast

Touch Football Australia (TFA) in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Council, are pleased to announce that Stockland Park will host a number of Touch Football events from 2013 to 2015. ..
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Aug
29
2012

Brisbane Roar to play CCM at Stockland Stadium Sunshine Coast

Stockland Park is very excited to announce that the Brisbane Roar FC will be playing their final pre-season game at Stockland Stadium Sunshine Coast. This event will see back to back A League Cha..
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Aug
23
2012

New clubhouse entrenches Brothers Rugby on the Sunshine Coast

The fledgling Brothers Sunshine Coast Rugby Club will take a major step towards securing its long term future in the Region with the opening of its new clubhouse at Stockland Park tomorrow. ..
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May
14
2012

ST. GEORGE QUEENSLAND REDS ANNOUNCE JUNE EXHIBITION MATCH ON SUNSHINE COAST AGAINST WELLINGTON HURRICANES

Reigning Super Rugby champions the St.George Queensland Reds are taking elite-level Rugby to the Sunshine Coast following the announcement of a midseason exhibition game against New Zealand’..
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May
14
2012

Stockland Expands Commitment to Sunshine Coast's Premier Sports Precinct

The Sunshine Coast’s premier sport, leisure and entertainment precinct will continue to be called Stockland Park, after the renewal of the sponsorship agreement between Stockland and Quad Pa..
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Apr
23
2012

Brothers Rugby and local community set to benefit from new amenities

Tuesday April 24 will be an exciting day for Brothers Sunshine Coast Junior Rugby with the first sod being turned to mark the commencement of construction of the Club’s new amenities at Stoc..
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Apr
18
2012

Will Genia is a Stingray!

It’s Official, Will Genia is a Stingray! Attending the opening Open Schoolboys game of the season at Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Will Genia was happy to sign autographs and talk to th..
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Dec
22
2011

Quad Park to build on solid foundations

The Quad Park Corporation (QPC) will build on the solid foundations established by two board members who’ve announced they’ll step down. Mayor Bob Abbot has thanked retiring board memb..
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Nov
10
2011

Stockland Park Precinct gets greener in National Recycling Week

Stockland Park Precinct gets greener in National Recycling Week Stockland Park Precinct is celebrating a win for the environment by introducing new away from home recycling systems across..
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Nov
3
2011

New Coach for Stingrays

New coach for the Stingrays INCOMING Stingrays coach John Rangihuna says one of his priorities will be to close the divide between the Sunshine Coast's premier rugby outfit and the local..
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Oct
31
2011

Rock legends hit it home

Rock legends hit it home IT'S official - Cold Chisel can still cut it. Forget the wave of reality TV wannabes appearing on the Australian music scene, the Chisel boys' performa..
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Oct
29
2011

Thousands set to watch Cold Chisel

Thousands set to watch Cold Chisel ICONIC rock band Cold Chisel is set to draw in a crowd of 15,000 at Sunshine Coast Stadium tonight. The Coast will be the eighth stop of 36 o..
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Oct
16
2011

Beach and Bulls Classic

Big crowd gets major bull rush Beach and bulls classic, Stockland Park THE nation's top bull riders were put to the test at the Beach and Bulls Classic at a wet Stockland Park la..
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Oct
14
2011

Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo

Let's get home, boat show on road LEISURE is a big part of life on the Sunshine Coast, and Stockland Park promises to have something for everyone this weekend. The Sunshine Coas..
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Sep
20
2011

Its Been Built and They're Coming

It has been built and they're coming Friday's announcement that the Manly Sea Eagles and New Zealand Warriors will play an NRL preseason trial on the Sunshine Coa..
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Jun
26
2011

Joy at last for Eagles

JON Muir is the only remaining Sea Eagle from Sunshine Coast’s historic 2009 Queensland Cup premiership-winning team. Yesterday the workhorse lock said he was feeling the same emotions a..
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Jun
23
2011

Field of dreams

THE Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby League has locked in its field of dreams for grand final day – now it is hoping to transform its showpiece event into a festival of football. ..
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Jun
13
2011

Fire hold mighty Roar to Draw

A SCINTILLATING 30-yard strike from Tyson Holmes nearly handed the Sunshine Coast Fire the result it wanted against A-League champion Brisbane Roar. Fire skipper Holmes slotted a free-kick past ..
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Jun
3
2011

GUS returns for Stadium Opening

TODAY marks the official opening of Sunshine Coast Stadium. The long and drawn out battle to redevelop Stockland Park has been waged and won by the good guys. The spoils of victory – a..
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Jun
1
2011

Stadium's special for Coast sport

THE look on Sunshine Coast Stingrays captain Gareth Clouston’s face said it all as he walked into the Sunshine Coast Stadium dressing rooms for the first time. The fresh carpet, pr..
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Apr
03
2011

Former Wallaby now a Stingray

SIXTY Test veteran Toutai Kefu will be a Sunshine Coast Stingray for the upcoming Premier Rugby season. In a major coup, the signing of the former Wallaby, who has been playing in the Top League ..
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Mar
16
2011

Captains Launch 2011 Season

Decked out in their striking new gear, the 12 Intrust Super Cup club captains smiled and posed for the cameras at the 2011 competition launch. Friendly banter filled the rooms but don’t be ..
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Jan
13
2011

Sunshine Coast Stadium Opening

The Sunshine Coast Council, Stockland Park and the Australian Government Better Regions Program combined to fund the construction of a 1066 capacity seated Grandstand, the Sunshine Coast Stadium. The ..
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Jan
10
2011

Holmes to captain Fire

Tyson Holmes will captain the Fire this year. DUAL Queensland State League player of the year Tyson Holmes has been appointed captain of the Sunshine Coast Fire for the 2011 season. The hi..
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Jul
1
2015

James Ackerman funeral: Mourners farewell Sunshine Coast footballer

Through all that James Ackerman did and loved, football was the common thread. As close to 1000 mourners gathered to farewell Sunshine Coast footballer "Ackers", who died after being seriously..
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Apr
4
2015

PNG Hunters Face Strong Falcon Side

Papua New Guinea Hunters are expected to face strong Falcon side that has several NRL players, particularly from the Melbourn Storm this afternoon. The round 5 of the Intrust Super Cup..
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Apr
3
2015

Sport: PNG Hunters expects tough game against Falcons

Despite being at opposite ends of the table, the Papua New Guinea Hunters aren't taking this weekend's game on the Sunshine Coast for granted. The injury-plagued Hunters thrashed T..
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