Helen Housby helped New South Wales Swifts' side win the Super Netball grand final, beating Sunshine Coast Lightning 64-47.

The Swifts dominated from start to finish at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, causing an upset with most pundits having expected the Lightning to register their third title win in as many years yesterday.

For the Swifts, it's a sixth Premiership, and a first since 2008 and also a first in the Super Netball era.

While Cumbria's reigning Sports Personality of the Year, Housby, from Drumleaning, near Wigton, offered support with 18 goals from 22 shots, the stand-out performer on the day was goal shooter Sam Wallace, while a huge defensive effort thwarted the reigning Premiers time and time again.

Head coach Briony Akle says she couldn’t be prouder of her troops.

"I know we’ve been saying it all season but we finally stuck to the script and controlled the game throughout," she said, speaking after the game.

"Some days, you need everyone to have an amazing game at once - and that’s what we had.

"The Lightning are an amazing club who we knew would keep coming, but today, we had an answer.

"To do that against the team who have been the benchmark for the past two years is something everyone in the team should be very proud of."

A stepping call and a missed shot by Steph Wood gave the Swifts an early advantage in the first quarter which they capitalised on and, after five minutes, they led 9-4 with the home team calling the first time-out.

The Swifts secured plenty of turnover ball after that with poor Lightning attack forcing the hosts into an early change - Peace Proscovia coming on at goal shooter and Wood going to the bench. The Swifts led 14-8 at one stage, but some vital interceptions and tips by Karla Pretorius meant there was only four points in it at the first break.

Pretorius was soon in the frontline again and the ball she was winning allowed Cara Koenen and Proscovia to get back the Lightning within one goal. As the period went on, though, the Swifts’ intensity started to lift and the defensive pressure of Katrina Rore, Maddy Turner and Sarah Klau was telling.

NSW, through Wallace and 24-year-old Housby, took full advantage of their chances and going into the half-time break, they led 31-23.

The heat intensified again in the third quarter as the Swifts scored off the Lightning’s first centre pass and continued to press in defence. There was loose ball from both sides but, again, the Swifts were winning the scrap for it.

As the home crowd got louder, the Swifts, nevertheless, continued to stick to their processes. The Lightning did have opportunities to close the gap but faltered when they needed to convert.

At the last break, the Swifts had a commanding 46-36 lead and simply needed to stay calm in the final 15 minutes to secure the title.

With Sunshine Coast having to force things from the off in the fourth quarter, it allowed Klau and Turner to pick off possession and finish the game in style.

On her Instagram account, Housby posted a video of the celebrations and wrote: "TEAMMATES - FAMILY - CHAMPIONS 🥇 @nswswifts."

This year, Carlisle-born Housby has also helped England's team finish third at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool.