Grant Robertson, Sport & Recreation Minister was reported in the NZ Herald as been pleased with the response to Folau’s recent comments. NZ Herald reported him as follows: As a gay man who played rugby at the community level, Robertson was encouraged by the public’s reaction to Instagram comments from Wallabies fullback Israel Folau that […]
The NZFalcons players at Bingham Cup Amsterdam combined with the Sydney Convicts tier 3 players to form the Southern Hemisphere Baa Baas. Results: Southern BaaBaas 12-13 Brighton Sea Serpents Southern BaaBaas 17-0 Portland Lumberjacks Southern BaaBaas 0-35 Les Coqs Festifs Bingham Cup Winners 2018: Sydney Convicts.
Rower Robbie Manson was reported in Newshub as saying “In a way, [Folau] has almost done the LGBT community a favour.” Manson used the media opportunity to promote the Waterboy charity that helps kids facing tough times get the opportunity to play sport. “One of the key barriers that the Waterboy is targeting to break […]
The Christchurch Football Club Heroes was recently featured on stuff. Check out the full story and background on this new gay and inclusive rugby union club formed in association with the Christchurch Football club. Great to see that there are now two gay and inclusive rugby union clubs in New Zealand. Read the full story […]
A statement on behalf of the Heroes Rugby Team regarding the recent comments made by Israel Folau. Israel Folau has been in the press recently due to comments he has made on his social media to his thousands of followers about “Gods plan for homosexuals”. He was asked a direct question and answered according to […]
Heroes Rugby are proud and excited to be hosting our first event/fundraiser – tickets available at www.heroesrugby.com/quiz Get your friends together (4-6 people) and come up with a fabulous team for a fun night with some great prizes up for grabs! Only $10 a person, $35 per team of 4, $50 per team of 6, […]
NZ Falcons first game day on 5 May 2018 is at Ponsonby RFC Bring your mates, family, pooches – everyone is welcome! Kick off at 2.45pm on outer-field 2 (By Stadium Rd) Join the team for a few drinks to celebrate the start of the season. See Facebook for the event details.
Social media lit up with stories of the bucket collection for LGBTI groups. In particular the actions of injured Hurricane player TJ Perenara seen with helping with the bucket collection outside Westpac Stadium. The @NZ_Falcons also had a very special guy helping out with last night’s collection – thanks to @Tj_Perenara for standing up for […]
The Hurricanes bosses were kind enough to offer the NZ Falcons RFC the collection buckets outside Westpac Stadium tonight – and they thought it appropriate to share the proceeds with LGBT+ youth organisations – InsideOUT, Rainbow Youth – who more heavily suffer the burden of anti-gay discourse. If you’re off to the game, come say […]
The All Blacks have teamed up with AIG to tackle discrimination under the #DiversityIsStrength In the aftermath of Israel Folau’s comments on hell and gays, it is wonderful to see the new video from the All Blacks and AIG. AIG is stepping up its efforts to call out discrimination and prejudice of any form in […]