Holly's Heroes

Holly McKenzie hails from New Zealand, where she spent the first 14 years of her life. Now she is living in Australia, having settled with her family in the town of Woolich. This seaside town may not be the most exciting locale out there, but she is determined to make the best of the move. As she has always dreamed of being a basketball player, she uses the new surroundings as an excuse to start up a basketball team. If she can recruit enough teammates and form a really strong group, The Outlaws might just prove their worth to everyone.

1 Season, 26 Episodes
April 9, 2005
Cast: Dominique Crawford, Kane McNay, Greta Larkins, Michael Harrison
Holly's Heroes

Holly's Heroes Full Episode Guide

  • As the McKenzies prepare to return to New Zealand, the Outlaws play a brilliant Pan Pacs final. The Outlaws make a surprise underwater discovery which allows Tony to extend his research project.

  • Trish and Holly attend an Intensive Training Camp, which could lead to an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship. Meanwhile the discovery of an old film prompts Max to tell Joel of his love for Lucy, Joel and Jacinta's grandmother.

  • The Outlaws plan to make the school fete a night to remember, but Holly is mortified, as she can't dance. Nick is disgruntled when Johnno and Kate invite his mother, a famous artist and ex-Woolich celebrity, to attend.

  • When the Waka arrive for their return match, Holly finds herself at the crossroads when she learns that she's under consideration to join the NZ Under 16 National Squad.

  • When the council plan to sell the boathouse, Max decides to go overseas, prompting the Outlaws to organize a petition and march on the Mayor's office.

  • Emily organizes a trivia night fund-raiser, whilst Johnno and Ralph take on the babysitting job from hell. Meanwhile Sandy, Holly's best friend from New Zealand, makes a play for Nick after Holly declares she has no interest in him.

  • The Outlaws welcome visiting US team, the Comets, whilst Joel directs his newfound interest in filming towards a legendary local shipwreck. A storm floods the gym, Johnno meets his match when Comet entrepreneur Maddison beats him at his own game.

  • When Alan Peterson's hardline coaching methods prove too much and yet more Rams are invited to training, Johnno and Ralph go on strike.

  • The annual hunt for Mr. Finnegan, a legendary fish, turns into a battle of the sexes following a chauvinistic remark from Johnno. But Emily refuses to take sides, preferring to try for the $2,000 first prize with her friend Monique.

  • When the Outlaws play the Waka, Alan orders Joel to dominate, resulting in the team's loss. Tired of his father's expectations, Joel confesses his part in the Woolich Gym fire, incurring everyone's disgust, except for Nick.

  • The revamped Outlaws head to New Zealand to play Holly's old team, the Waka. Whilst Holly is excited to see old friends, a jealous Nick clashes with Waka player Watene over Holly, but befriends him when he learns that she's his cousin.

  • The Outlaws' joy at being invited to the Pan Pacific Championships is short-lived when Peterson uses Max's absence to hijack the team. And like vultures, Rams players are ready to replace Outlaws who can't afford the trip.

  • As the Grand Final between the Outlaws and the Rams draws closer, tensions build and when Johnno's efforts to restore Ralph's self-confidence backfire, Ralph tells Max that it's best if he doesn't play.

  • When Johnno takes Emily to her ballet class, he thinks he has found a major basketball talent in the shape of leaping Hamish Moore.

  • As the Outlaws prepare to play away from home, Holly doubts Max after he reveals a radical game plan that has them switching positions.

  • As the Rams' annual movie marathon looms, Nick's aggressiveness threatens his friendship with Holly, whilst Jacinta is annoyed at Joel's sudden interest in her best friend.

  • Eager to make money, Johnno organizes a two-on-two, Jungle Ball tournament and rigs the schedule so that he and Ralph will win third prize.

  • As the Outlaws nervously prepare to play against the Rams, Jacinta reveals a talent for shooting three-pointers and joins the team. During the match Alan, stunned by Jacinta's hitherto hidden skills, directs the Rams to play dirty.

  • When the Rams and Outlaws are forced to break sides for the competitive year 9 social studies excursion, they try to put their differences aside.

  • With the first game of the season only a day away, the Outlaws are feeling excited. But on the big morning, Johnno is forced to finish an urgent job and Franco, whose father has hurt his back, is left to cope with the annual melon harvest.

  • When the Outlaws challenge Holly's belief that she's their captain and elect Nick instead, she takes it hard and nearly calls off her team party.

  • What Holly considers an easy training session, the Outlaws call torture, and to make matters worse, the Rams have monopolized the gym bookings, bar one 6.30am slot.

  • Holly's team look forward to their first game, but their excitement turns to horror when they learn that it's an official grading match that they must win if they're to play alongside the Rams!

  • Basketball-mad Holly McKenzie and her parents move from New Zealand to the seaside town of Woolich, home to the Rams, one of the best regional basketball teams in Australia.

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