ponsonby heroes

 Auckland's gay rugby team



The Ponsonby Heroes are Auckland's gay rugby team.  The Heroes are part of the Ponsonby Rugby club in Auckland and a member of the IGRAB, an association of gay rugby clubs from around the world.  

The team plays each Saturday in the cocial division in Auckland Rugby's club competition.  During the summer, the team also plays touch rugby on Friday nights in Ponsonby Rugby's touch competition at Western Springs.

The team was formed in 1997 to provide an team for gay and bisexual men to play rugby.  It has competed in the Auckland club competition since its inception.  It also played a couple of matches against the Krazy Knights, Wellington gay's rugby team, wininng the first encounter between the two teams in 1997.  Recently, the team played touch rugby as part of Team Auckland at the 2002 Gay Games in Sydney.  Many of the team will be playing at the
Bingham Cup - the gay rugby world cup - in London in May 2004.

New players welcome
The team welcomes gay and gay-friendly players of all levels of experience.