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Registration for the 2014/15 Season is now Open!
Come and Try/Sign On - Sept 14th at Yeronga
(Aug 21, 2014) Registration for the upcoming season is now open. For those who wish to Come and Try and organise uniforms, the club will holding a Come and Try/Sign On Day on Sunday the 14th of September from 1:00-3:00pm at Yeronga Pool. Training times are currently being finalised and information on times and coaches will be available by that date. For more information on registration try these useful links:
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Barracudas National League Coaches Appointed for 2015
(Aug 22, 2014) The Barracudas National League and Club Committees are thrilled to announce the appointment of Mel Rippon and Fabio Pavanello as our Women's and Men's national league coaches for the upcoming 2015 season respectively.
Mel Rippon takes over the helm of the Barras women in 2015 after acting as the team's assistant coach for the last two seasons since her retirement from playing following the London 2012 Olympic Games. As one of the sport's greats, Mel brings unprecedented experience and expertise to the role. Mel is Australia's most capped female player in history and has been involved with the Barracudas women's national league program since it's inception in 2004. Her playing record speaks volumes of her credentials: 3-time Olympian, 2-time Olympic bronze medalist, captain of the Olympic team in 2008 and World Cup Champion among countless other achievements and accolades, too many to list. As a player she was pivotal in the Barras' national league successes, captaining the team for 7 seasons including 3 consecutive national titles. As assistant coach over the last two seasons, she helped the team to Gold and Silver and two minor premierships. Rippon had these words about the appointment and the coming season: "I am honoured to be taking on the role as Head Coach of Barras Women after being Fabs' assistant for the past 2 seasons. After coaching juniors at varying levels for both club and state for over 10 years I am excited for the challenge of National League. Over the years the Barras Women have been a force in the National League competition and we have a lot of work to do to remain that way as the competition is improving rapidly.'"
After seven incredibly successful seasons leading the Barracudas Women, Fabio Pavanello will be focusing solely on our men's program in 2015. Fabio has produced the most impressive track record of any women's national league coach in history, leading the Barras team to 4 golds, 2 silvers 1 bronze and 3 minor premierships in his 7 seasons. After coaching both the Barras national league women and men in 2014, Fabio feels that it is the right time to give our women a fresh perspective and exposure to a new approach and style and can think of no one better than Mel. "It's hard to step aside from the women's program after 7 years not only because we have had so much success but equally because it's been such an amazing experience. I know it's time for someone new and I feel confident that there is no one better than Mel to take the reigns. I am really excited about what Mel brings to the women and the potential and talent coming through in our men's program." said Pavanello of the coaching structure this coming year.
The Barracudas National League season will kick off with pre-season training commencing in October and games starting in early Feb 2015.
Pictured above: Fabio Pavanello as coach and Mel Rippon as captain back in 2009 hoisting the Women's National League Trophy after winning the first of the Barras four national league titles.
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