Barras Hall of Fame

The Brisbane Barracudas (formerly Tugun Water Polo Inc.) has over its 50+ years amassed some amazing accolades and achievements. The following individuals and teams are recognised by the Club in the Club Hall of Fame:

BARRACUDAS HALL OF FAME (launched in 2013 at the club’s 50th celebration)

  • Tony West – inducted in 2013 (First Queenslander to represent Australia in water polo)
  • Brisbane Barracudas Men’s National League Team 2004 – inducted in 2013 (First Queensland team to win a senior national title)
  • Brisbane Barracudas Women’s National League Team 2011 – inducted in 2013 (First Queensland women’s team to win 3 consecutive national titles)
  • Tugun Old Boys 1992 – inducted in 2013 (Won the World Masters Championships)
  • Melissa Rippon inducted in 2016 (Three-time Olympian – Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Double Olympic Bronze medallist – Beijing and London, 2008 Australian Olympic Captain, 2006 World Cup Champion (captain), 2007 FINA World Championship silver medallist (captain), 1999 FINA Junior World Champion, 1997 & 2001 FINA Junior World Champ silver medallist, Multiple FINA World League medals, Three time NWPL Champion (2009, 2010, 2011), Barracudas NWPL Women’s Captain 2006-2012)
  • Kate Gyntherinducted in 2016 (Three-time Olympian – Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Double Olympic Bronze medallist – Beijing and London, 2012 Australian Olympic Captain,  2006 World Cup Champion, 2007 FINA World Championship silver medallist, 2001 FINA Junior World Champs Silver medallist, Multiple FINA World League medals, 2002 Senior National Player of the Series, 2011 NWPL All Star Team, Five time NWPL Champion (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015), Highest Barracudas NWPL female goal scorer of all time, Most capped Barracudas NWPL female player)

BARRACUDAS OLYMPIANS
note players who played for the Barracudas at the time of representation at the Games

  • Ross Langdon (Montreal 1976)
  • Julian Muspratt (Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984)
  • Rafael Sterk (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008)
  • Toby Jenkins (Athens 2004)
  • Aleksandr Osadchuk (Athens 2004)
  • Melissa Rippon (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 (C), London 2012)
  • Kate Gynther (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 (C))
  • Rhys Howden (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016 (C))
  • Billy Miller (London 2012)
  • Ash Southern (London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016)
  • Jane Moran (London 2012)
  • Kelsey Wakefield (Rio de Janeiro 2016)

BARRACUDAS LIFE MEMBERS 

  • Tony West (1982)
  • Warry Hatten (1982)
  • Bob Wilson (1982)
  • Sid Cluett (1982)
  • Russell Whitmore (1983)
  • Ellen Bourke (1985)
  • Ron Fingleton (1985)
  • Neil Gynther (1986)
  • Lance Johnson (1988)
  • Greg Sparks (1989)
  • John Michaels (1992)
  • Alan Cronin (1995)
  • Geoff McMahon (2000)
  • Nicola Johnson (2000)
  • Cindy (Bourke) Carrick (2000)
  • Sue Smith (2000)
  • Kristina Smith (2004)
  • Phil Howden (2010)
  • Julian Muspratt (2010)
  • Natalie Pavanello (2015)