Kia ora

Established in 2013, the New Zealand Falcons RFC is Auckland's home of gay and inclusive rugby union and touch teams. Our kaupapa is to enable both aspiring and seasoned players to come together to participate and enjoy rugby in an open and supportive environment.

We're based at the Ponsonby Rugby Club in central Auckland.

We are not only a sports team. With our dedicated followers and supporters we are a diverse community affecting change within sporting culture in New Zealand society and the world. The team was formed building on the legacy of the former Ponsonby Heroes (1998 - 2004).

The NZ Falcons RFC is one of two gay rugby clubs in New Zealand, an affiliate with the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU), and one of 75 worldwide member clubs of International Gay Rugby (IGR).

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Our Location

We are based in Auckland but have players from across the country.

For both rugby union and touch rugby, we train at the Outer Fields of Western Springs Park near the Ponsonby Rugby Club clubrooms. Contact us for further info.

 

 

Rugby Union:
The season begins from March and usually runs until September. We play in the Presidents social grade of the regional Senior Men's Rugby competition administered by the Auckland Rugby Union; Purchas Cup, a trans-Tasman biennial competition; and Bingham Cup, a worldwide competition with 75 other IGR member clubs.

 

Touch Rugby:
Since 2020 the New Zealand Falcons had teams in both the summer and winter touch rugby seasons. We play in the social grade of the regional Senior Men's and Mixed touch rugby competition administered by the Auckland Touch Association.

 

 

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1 week ago
NZ Falcons RFC

Nga mihi o te rā

The mana of the nominator who has propelled the Falcons on this amazing journey for community Group New Zealander of the Year Award is a taonga to the Falcons.

Our kaupapa is embedded in every word - The Falcons and allies of the rainbow community are proud to provide for all!

Take the time to read the kupu below ❤️🏉🏳️‍🌈

New Zealander of the Year Awards Mitre 10 New Zealand"It was very difficult for a homosexual to organise anything at the time, especially when you think about rugby. It's a heterosexual male-dominated sport. The team is still facing discrimination and judgement when playing against other rugby union teams, like homophobic slurs, but they learnt how to be respectful and overcome these issues." – Nominator.

Another contender in the running to be your 2022 Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year –the NZ Falcons RFC! ✊

The gay, inclusive rugby team based in Tamaki Makaurau follows in the footsteps of New Zealand's first gay rugby team, Wellington's Krazy Knights and Auckland's Ponsonby Heroes. After the Heroes disbanded, there was an absence of rugby options for gay men in the city wanting to play in a safe, friendly environment – and from which, the Falcons were born.

Kia ora NZ Falcons! We're proud to champion you.

#NZOTY #NZeroftheYear
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Nga mihi o te rā 

The mana of the nominator who has propelled the Falcons on this amazing journey for community Group New Zealander of the Year Award is a taonga to the Falcons. 

Our kaupapa is embedded in every word - The Falcons and allies of the rainbow community are proud to provide for all! 

Take the time to read the kupu below ❤️🏉🏳️‍🌈

New Zealander of the Year Awards Mitre 10 New Zealand

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Great news guys!!

Proud of you all, great stuff team.

Yip, E whakamihi ana ki nga NZ falcons mō tenei tohu whakamānawa me ō koutou mahi i te hapori i Tamaki makaurau

Fantastic!!

good job, boys! ❤️

Tumeki, Michael!

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1 week ago
NZ Falcons RFC

Ngā mihi o te tau hou!! Happy New Year ya buncha hotties!!
The Falcons played their first game for 2022 tonight, and what a bloody treat it is to be back out in numbers. Wednesday is our open training nights, so come along and add to the pack- we’d fucking love to meet you! 6:30pm at Grey Lynn Park
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Ngā mihi o te tau hou!! Happy New Year ya buncha hotties!!
The Falcons played their first game for 2022 tonight, and what a bloody treat it is to be back out in numbers. Wednesday is our open training nights, so come along and add to the pack- we’d fucking love to meet you! 6:30pm at Grey Lynn Park

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Looking strong team!

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Upcoming Events

Auckland Fixtures

 

View our next game info* at the Auckland Rugby website.

 

Select:

  • Goodyear Club Rugby 2022
    • Ponsonby Rugby Club
      • Presidents
        • [Select the date range]

 

*note: all match details subject to change