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High Performance Partnerships

Our venue was established through a strategic partnership between Tauranga City Council, Bay Venues, and the University of Waikato. The University of Waikato is the centre’s tertiary partner. This partnership has enabled the University to be a facilitator of post-graduate sports science education within a high-performance sport environment in the Bay of Plenty.

University of Waikato

The University’s 265 m2 of tenancy space includes a purpose-built laboratory, within which can be found a state-of-the-art environmental chamber. The laboratory is used for the purpose of sports science and research as well as athletic performance testing. The hi-tech environmental chamber’s capabilities include the ability to control specific heat and humidity requirements. It can also simulate a high altitude environment. The University’s leading-edge space is staffed by academic professionals specialising in sports science and human performance, with that group including both Masters and PhD students carrying out research. Learn more about the laboratory services available.

BOP Rugby Union

The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union was established in 1911. It has a very proud rugby tradition and heritage. Over the years it has produced many New Zealand representatives in the All Blacks, NZ Maori, NZ 7’s, NZ Women’s Rugby 15’s & 7’s; as well as representative Coaches and support staff at Provincial and International level. The Centre’s location is convenient for the BOP squads, due to the close proximity of Blake Park’s sporting fields and courts.

P. 07 574 2037

NZ Rugby Sevens

The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance is the home of the All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens. The New Zealand Rugby sevens teams are consistently top performers on the international seven’s stage. The centre plays a pivotal role in helping players step up to the next level and prepare the teams for the challenges of performing to the highest level in tournaments around the world.


Body in Motion

Body in Motion offers physiotherapy service not only for athletes but for anyone who needs professional advice and or treatment. They have a friendly and experienced team ready to help you achieve your goals whether it be of a high performance competitive standard or getting you back on your feet.

Their Administration and Physiotherapy team offer a professional and friendly atmosphere in a modern world class facility with convenient parking out the front of the premises.

A range of athlete support services are also based at the Adams Centre including Sports Medicine, Podiatry and Massage. Visit the Sports Services page for more information on Summit Sports Medicine, Foot Mechanics and Positively Active.

P. 07 927 3330

"I love [the Adams Academy] and feel very lucky and privileged to train in such a safe amazing environment full of people who work hard and train hard for their chosen sports."

Response from Adams Academy Survey, 2020