The North Queensland Sports Foundation Hall of Fame was introduced to acknowledge the superior achievers and outstanding contributors to North Queensland Sport. The Hall of Fame pays tribute to those who have not only succeeded competitively but have also made an outstanding contribution to their chosen sport.
Four-time North Queensland Sportstar Award winner Brad Beven came a long way from running four kilometres to and from Mirriwinni State School each day, carrying a brick in each hand.
Nicknamed “Croc” because he would train through crocodile infested swamps, Brad became a legend in the sport of triathlon with an incredible list of achievements. These included winning four consecutive World Cup Series titles between 1992 and 1995, and three silver medals in the ITU World Championships in the 90s. Brad continues to compete and coach from his base in Brisbane.
Announcing herself onto the barefoot scene at a very early age, Ashleigh has continued to rack up titles and achievements at an incredible pace.
Now a four-time winner of the North Queensland Sportstar Award, Ashleigh is no stranger to breaking records. Among other feats, Ashleigh continues to extend women’s barefooting to new heights currently holding all three world records for Slalom, Tricks and Jump and is a 7 time recipient of the IWWF Female Barefoot Water Skier of the Year.