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Best in the Nation - Barracudas Women win 4th National League Title and Men bring home 4th
(May 5, 2013) It was a big day for elite water polo in the nation as the very best senior players coming together on the final day of the 2013 Finals Series at the Ryde Aquatic Centre. With medals on the line, our Barras teams were ready with both teams facing the Fremantle sides. The men started proceedings and after four hard fought quarters came away 4 goals shy of the Mariners 9-13 and narrowly missing the bronze.
Our Barras women started the Grand Final hard from the first whistle and sailed out the 5-1 lead at quarter time. They extended the lead to 8-3 and 10-4 at each of the next quarter breaks. Freo did their utmost in the final term to claw back but at the final hooter the Barras women had managed their most sizable win (11-7) in their Grand Finals experience. With the win today, our women have confirmend themselves as the dominant senior womens team in the nation winning 4 out of their last 5 Grand Final appearances. The win today sending them once again into the history books, tying Fremantle for the most Women NWPL Premiership wins ever. The team took out the Minor Premiership as well, a rare feat in the sport.
For both our teams, the 2013 Finals Series has been marked with some exceptional performances and mark a real high point for our club. Congrats to all involved. To read more on the medal matches and full game reports <CLICK HERE>
Boys Finish 7th at U18 Club Nationals
The Barracudas U18 Boys have competed at the 2013 U18 Club Nationals. Winning all of their matches in the round games, the Barracudas look set to upset some of the favourites but a shock loss to Hunter in the cross overs religated the boys to the 7th-10th playoffs where they finished 7th overall. The result was disappointing after such a promising start to the tournament but there were some real positives to come from the competition with great performances from the team as well as individual players. Coaches Neil Gynther and Chris Broome were proud of the side and optemistic about the talent within the team and potential. Congrats to all the boys who competed.
Girls U18 Club Nationals Report
Our Barracudas U18 Girls have completed competition at the U18 Club Nationals held in Perth April 19th through 22nd. The Barracudas girls were in a tough pool and narrowly went down to some of the top teams in the tournament unfortunately relegating them to the bottom playoffs. Happily the team pulled together and saw some great wins posted and earned themselves 13th overall - a rank that does not justify the performance of the team.
Barras Crowned Double Champs at U16 State Titles
(April 14, 2013) Our Barracudas U16 Teams have done us very proud at the State Titles winning double Gold and dominating the individual player awards. The Girls went undefeated all tournament and in an extremely low scoring Grand Final held All Hallows to just one goal to win 3-1. Following the girls lead, the Boys also went undefeated all tournament and beat Warriors 7-5 in the Final to cement the Gold. Our development teams also impressed finishing eigth (girls) and fourth (boys).Icing on the cake was the sweeping of the individual player awards where Barras goalkeepers Okkie Bellekens and Ben Dilda took out Most Valuable Goalkeepers of the tournament and Mackenzie Grice and Lachlan Lyndon took the Most Valuable Player awards. Well done to all our teams, coaches, managers and supporters! Great result.
Brisbane Premiers Crowded - Barras bring home six Premierships
(March 27, 2013) The Brisbane Grand Finals were played this past weekend at the Valley Pool and our Barracudas teams did us very proud earning 6 Premierships. On the Junior side it was the Barracudas U16A team that put in a fantastic come from behind performance to take the title over All Hallows. The U16 Boys and U18 Boys followed suit taking out their Grand Finals. The U16 Boys just edged out Sunny Coast while the Cudas dominated with an 11-3 win over Warriors. The Senior Grand Finals were more excitement. The Avalon Icebergs, a Barracudas affiliate team defeated the Barracudas Old Boys in the X Grade men in penalty shoot out while Div 1 Women and Men were taken by the Cudas and Barracudas Black respectively. The Div 1 Men's match was interrupted and eventually called with 0:43 remaining as the super storm descended on the Valley Pool. Barracudas were up 10-6 and it was deemed impossible for RiverCity to mount a come back. Fantastic result for our teams. Many happy coaches and players. Congrats to all our teams who did us proud this 2012/13 Season!
Tugun/Barracudas marks 50 Phenomenal Years - Black Tie Gala
(March 11, 2013) 300 people came together this past Saturday to celebrate 50 years of history and tradtion as our club marked its Golden Anniversary with a Black Tie Gala at the Royal on the Park Hotel in Brisbane's CBD. The evening was a wonderful opportunity for old friends, teammates, sponsors and supporters to come together to mark the special occaison. Each generation of the club was represented with the highlight of the evening including the unveiling of an inaugural Hall of Fame and Life Members Board. One individual and three teams were inducted as the first to the Hall of Fame Board and included Tony West who was the first Queenslander to represent Australlia, the 1990 Tugun Old Boys who won the club's first ever World Title at the World Masters in Rio, the 2004 Men's National League team who were the first Queensland team to ever win a Senior National title and the 2011 Women's National League team who created history becoming the first female team to win three consecutive National League titles. A huge thank you to all who attended in particular the many who travelled from interstate for the event. An equally huge thank you to the sponsors who generously donated some amazing raffle prizes and the organising committee who put in a mountain of effort to ensure the night was a success. TO VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS TAKEN ON THE NIGHT - CLICK HERE
MORE BARRACUDAS HEADLINES
|April 4, 2013||
Annual Award Presentation Night - Winners Announced
Barracudas Girls Come 10th at U14 Club Nationals
|Jan 13, 2013||
Barracudas represent Australia at BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth
|Dec 2, 2012||
Barras take double silver from 18 & Under State Titles
|Nov 4, 2012||
Barras named in Aussie Squads
|Oct 29, 2012||
Barracudas Club welcomes new major sponsors SciFleet
|Oct 5, 2012||
Best Ever Results at 16 & Under National Club Chamos - Boys take silver
|Aug 10, 2012||
Olympic Bronze for Stingers - Sharks finish 7th
|Apr 29, 2012||
Barracudas Women bring home National League Silver
|Apr 15, 2012||
U18 National Champs - Barracudas Boys take out Bronze - Callum Smith named MVP
|Apr 2, 2012||
Silver and Gold for Barras at U16 State Champs - Lyndon and Bellekens named among the best
|March 26, 2012||
Huge Water Polo Weekend - Premierships, Annual Awards and Table Topping Action