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The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance is a cutting edge, world-class facility for the nation’s best athletes.

The Centre contains all the essential elements required to service elite athletes and prepare them for competitions on the world stage. It is equipped with the very latest in sports science and research capability. A full suite of sports treatment services is also provided within the centre, including physiotherapy, massage and podiatry.

Adams Centre


The Centre provides all the essential elements, equipment and services required to prepare elite athletes for competitions on the world stage.

Adams Academy


The Adams Academy offers an exclusive membership for local athletes with high performance potential and includes a wide range of support services.

We first used the facility in 2016, to build up to the Olympic Games. We really enjoyed it and hence the desire to get back. The environment is amazing with the other high-performance teams and athletes all thriving in the space and the environment radiates success.

Scott Logan
Black Sticks Men’s Strength and Conditioning Coach

Join the epicentre of cutting edge sport science, research and technology

Tauranga is rapidly becoming a destination for high performance sport due to the establishment of the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance, the natural advantages our location offers for training and recovery, and our accessibility to world class fields and courts. These include the Trustpower Arena, the Bay Oval and the Sir Gordon Tietjens Field.

The Centre is home to Bay of Plenty Rugby Union and New Zealand Rugby All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens. Emerging developing athletes who represent their sport at regional level or above are also welcome to the Centre through the Adams Academy.

The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance opened its doors in 2016, thanks to innovative thinking and collaboration between Tauranga City Council, Bay Venues and the University of Waikato. It is the catalyst in transforming Tauranga City into a centre of excellence for high performance sport.

This hub of sporting excellence is located at Blake Park in Mount Maunganui – Tauranga’s premier sporting precinct.

07 577 8575


52 Miro Street
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116