The Brisbane Barracudas are delighted to welcome the Brisbane Tritons to their club. Following the success of the Melbourne Surge and the Sydney Stingers, the Barracudas have been working with members of the Brisbane gay community to establish the Brisbane Tritons.
The Brisbane Tritons are an open and inclusive team of gay water polo players that encourages participants of any age, level or ability, to play water polo in a fun and social environment. Over the past few months, the Tritons have been training under the guidance of the Barracudas Academy Coach Simon Daley.
To assist the Tritons in growing their team and their brand, the Brisbane Barracudas have entered into a partnership with the Tritons which has already been proven beneficial to both parties. The Tritons now join the Melbourne Surge and the Sydney Stingers as the third LGBTI water polo team and planning is underway to have the Surge and the Stingers come to Brisbane to play in an event similar to the Pride Cup held earlier this year in Melbourne.
Brisbane Tritons Jeremy Archer said, “The Brisbane Tritons are thrilled that the Barracudas approached us to partner with them in an effort to grow water polo in Brisbane. This is a positive step for equality in sport and the wider community and we are thankful to have the opportunity to work with one of the premier clubs in Australia to promote diversity and inclusion in water polo.”
Barracudas Water Polo Club Inc. President Tycho Buningh said, “Inclusion is important, and the power of sport to bring people together should not be underestimated. The Barracudas are the most successful water polo club in Queensland and we see it as a great opportunity to promote our sport as a healthy environment free of discrimination of any kind. We are delighted to be partnering with the Brisbane Tritons to create a new team in Brisbane and grow the sport of water polo.”