The Heroes are Canterbury’s only gay and inclusive rugby union team. The team established in 2018 is building on the growing movement of total inclusiveness in world wide sport. As a team we are focused on making a strong contribution to the national rugby culture and Canterbury’s LGBTQ community by encouraging players of all sexual orientations to become part of our inclusive team.
This team represents a new era for rugby in New Zealand and Canterbury. The current committee and team bring enthusiasm and commitment to promoting inclusive sport. We are striving to gain more profile for our team by being active members of the community. We aim to be providing consistent volunteer work, such as contributing to Pride events and being proactive in breaking down the barriers, we hope to be seen as role models by promoting diversity in New Zealand sport.