Lightning netball club announcement of Noeline Taurua head coach resigning with Kylee Byrne assistant coach taking up the position.
Lightning netball club announcement of Noeline Taurua head coach resigning with Kylee Byrne assistant coach taking up the position.

Queen Noeline deserves a statue in her honour

Letter to the editor

IT is with regret that I hear of Noeline Taurua leaving our beloved Sunshine Coast Lightning at season's end.

Regardless of this year's outcome, this wonderful unassuming woman has given us two championships and has done more for netball than you can imagine.

Every young girl on the Coast wants to play netball.

She has also put the Sunshine Coast on the map and encouraged many Kiwis to travel across the ditch to visit this fine region.

She also made this team accessible to the community and indeed made us feel that we partly owned this team.

If ever there was a more deserving person who needed to be fondly remembered it is her.

Should exiting Lightning coach Noeline Taurua be immortalised with a statue?

This poll ended on 22 September 2019.

Current Results

Yes! What a great idea.

71%

No, that's unnecessary.

28%

I'm not sure.

0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

A perfect way for us to say thankyou would be to erect a statue of Noeline outside the Lightning's new home.

Come on Mr Mayor, how about you and a few of your councillor's junkets overseas be stopped and spend that money to say thanks?

To Kylee Byrne, congratulations.

You deserve this appointment and you will receive the backing of the whole community.

To Noeline, Kia Ora and thank you on a job well done.

ROBYN JAY, Mt Coolum



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