When 14-year-old New Zealander Holly McKenzie arrives in the Australian seaside town of Woolich, her dreams of playing basketball with the RAMS, one of the best junior basketball teams in the district, are quickly shattered. Determined to prove her ability, Holly forms her own team—the OUTLAWS. With basketball as a backdrop, Holly's Heroes is a funny and light hearted exploration of being the new kid on the block, the importance of friendship, the value of teamwork, first love, and the rewards that come from participation and the simple love of sport. Holly learns that the feeling of belonging she achieves with her team is far more important than simply winning.
As Holly and her parents prepare to return to New Zealand, the Outlaws band together which leads to a surprise underwater discovery. The Outlaws play a brilliant Pan Pacs final and when Holly receives a surprise offer she and Nick make a pact, but not before they share a kiss and a special gift he's made for her.