Committee Members: Rob King, Jennifer Plate, Duncan Greenbank, Alan Greenbank, three (3) vacancies
The KFC QLD Breakers club is a National Water Polo League(NWPL) club for senior elite male and female players.
The club is one of 12 men's and 12 women's teams from across Australia that competes in the NWPL held yearly, January through to May.
From this national competition, players are selected for the Australian senior national squads.
Past Qld Breakers athletes who have competed at the Olympics are:
Men: Rafael Sterk (2000, 2004,2008), Toby Jenkins (2004), Daniel Marsden, Pietro Figlioli (2004, 2008) and Anthony Martin(2008)
Women: Naomi McCarthy(2000, 2004), Bronwyn Smith (2000, 2004), Jodie Stuhmke(2004), Nikita Cuffe(2004, 2008), Suzie Fraser(2008), Amy Hetzel (2008) and Bronwen Knox (2008, 2012)
The Australian women's team won the Gold medal in Sydney 2000, and the Bronze medal in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
The club also supports junior water polo in Sth East Queensland.
We host the Nugget Cup at our Saturday home game nights as a curtain raiser to the national league games for junior players aged 17 years and under.
We send junior teams to National Junior Club Championships where we have had some success. Our Breakers rep teams have had the following success:
- Gold at the 2006 Boys 18Yrs & Under National Club championships
- Silver at the 2011 Boys 14 Yrs & Under Club Championships
- Silver at the 2005 Inaugural Boys 18 Yrs & Under Club Championships
- Bronze at the 2012 Boys 14 Yrs & Under National Club Championships (SEQ Team had 7 Breaker Boys)
- 4th placing at the 2012 Boys 16Yrs & Under Natinal Club Championships
The club has forged links with a number of junior clubs: Carina League Warriers Water Polo Club, Nth Brisbane Polo Bears, River City and Sunshine Coast and various schools who participate in the Brisbane Water Polo competition held during the summer months.
Our Junior Breaker program provides a pathway for our junior players to become members of our elite senior squads of the future. In our 2009 -2012 senior squads, 50% of players have come through our pathway program, since the club's inception in 2003.
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