Rainbow Team Wellington and Proud2Play New Zealand are excited to invite you to the Wellington Rainbow Sport and Culture Weekend.


The weekend of activities is intended to pull together an informal and friendly LGBTI social weekend of fun and competition from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 January 2019.  It is also about encouraging the growth of the LGBTI sport and culture community in New Zealand.

It is an opportunity to celebrate and promote LGBTI sport, community, culture and identity.  Several organisations are participating by running events in their respective fields over the same weekend.

The weekend begins with a Meet and Greet at Wellington’s iconic S & M’s Bar on Friday 25 January.  The Rainbow Dinner will be on the evening of Saturday 26 January at Istana Malaysia  Restaurant.  This is an opportunity for anyone in the LGBTI sporting community, and beyond, to come together to celebrate diversity and community.

The Rainbow Sport and Culture Weekend is scheduled to coincide with Auckland Anniversary Weekend, to enable as many people as possible to attend, though it is the hope that LGBTI people from around New Zealand come along too.

People who are not currently participating in a sport or cultural activity but who might like to get involved are invited to be spectators, supporters and also to volunteer.  Swimming particularly requires volunteers where marshalls, timekeepers, recorders etc are needed. Prior experience or involvement with the sport is not necessary.

Anyone interested in volunteering, or for general enquiries, please email us through the form on the Contact Us page.

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Contact Us

The Rainbow Sport and Culture Weekend is organised by Rainbow Team Wellington, a local affiliation of LGBTI sports clubs, and the national organisation Proud 2 Play.

If you have questions about the weekend, or would like to volunteer, please complete the form below.