Trophy | Awards Night (Sat. 18/3/17)

Hi Everyone,

All members are invited to the Annual Barracudas Water Polo Club Trophy Night.

Presentations will be made to both the Girls and Boys teams.

The event commences at 6:00pm with a 7:30pm finish.  A BBQ and BAR which will be run by the U14 & U18’s Boys for fundraising – so please bring your money to help support them as they travel interstate for National Club Championships in April.

There is a free GIFT for all players who attend & please note to bring your togs for a swim!

Also, the previously arranged Boys Fun Day Activities will commence as planned from 3pm to 6pm at the same venue (Marist Ashgrove).

To assist with catering planning, please RSVP (Yes or No) below by Friday 10/3/17.

https://barracudaswaterpoloclub.teamapp.com/events/2832165 or by replying to the TeamApp message.

Location

Marist College Ashgrove Pool. Enter via Glenlyon Drive, Ashgrove. Drive to the end of Glenlyon Drive, cross the bridge, and take the first unsealed road to the left to enter the carpark.

Click here for map for entry to the school pool.

NB: Some members will be participating in the QSS U17 State Championships at the Gold Coast on Sat, & may arrive late / or not able to attend.

National Water Polo League Pride Cup will be played in Brisbane

For the first time, the annual NWPL Pride Cup will be played in Brisbane during Round Seven of the National Water Polo League (NWPL). This year the Brisbane Barracudas will host local rivals, the Queensland Breakers at Valley Pool on Saturday, 25th February.

The inaugural Pride Cup, played in Melbourne last year between the Victorian Seals and Queensland Breakers, was hailed a success and included a game between Australia’s longest-running LGBTI-inclusive water polo clubs, Melbourne Surge and Sydney Stingers.

Ahead of the NWPL Pride Cup clash, an All-Stars Pride Shield match will take place. The Brisbane Tritons, Melbourne Surge, Sydney Stingers along with one development team member from the Brisbane Barracudas and Queensland Breakers will form two All-Stars teams to play for the newly created Pride Shield.

“Being able to host the Pride Cup and the Pride Shield is a huge honour for us, especially because we are such a young club. Having all three LGBTI-inclusive teams in the pool with the national league players in the All Stars game helps to break down barriers and stereotypes in sport and is something that all five clubs are extremely proud of.” said Jeremy Archer, President of the Brisbane Tritons.

To celebrate diversity and inclusion in Water Polo, the Valley Pool will be transformed. Supporters will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment and food offers throughout the evening. The home team and parent club of the Tritons, the Brisbane Barracudas, will hope the extra crowd support will help their teams to victory.

“As an elite sporting club, we are proud of our involvement with the Brisbane Tritons. We want to create a safe, fun and inclusive environment for all those who want to play our sport and the best way to do this is to lead by example.” said Tycho Buningh, President of the Brisbane Barracudas.

Working closely with the Brisbane Tritons and the Brisbane Barracudas, Water Polo Queensland strongly supported the move to bring the Pride Cup to Brisbane to help promote the game and diversity within the sport. The Pride Cup forms part of the overall strategy to make Queensland the home of Water Polo in Australia.

“As a sport, especially an Olympic sport, we want to represent the entire community. We are proud that we have two fantastic clubs, the Brisbane Tritons and Brisbane Barracudas, who work tirelessly within the LGBTI community to promote our sport and provide a safe, fun, social environment for people to get fit and healthy. Being able to host a national event, such as the NWPL Pride Cup, is a great credit to both teams and provides us with a national platform to celebrate our diversity.” said Water Polo Queensland Chief Executive Officer, Robert Donaghue.

The Pride Cup festivities start from 4.00 pm on Saturday, 25th February at Valley Pool. The Pride Cup matches are scheduled to start at 5.00 pm, with the All Stars Pride Shield game starting at 6.30 pm. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door for $10. All matches will be broadcast live via Water Polo Australia’s Facebook page.

Source: http://www.waterpoloqld.com.au/national-water-polo-league-champions-inclusion-diversity-sport/