The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance

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 sevens and is also available to visiting sports teams and high performance individuals.*

The centre's state-of-the-art facilities include:

High Performance Gym

A 650 m2 gym packed with top-of-the-line equipment and a three lane sprint track.

Sports Science Research

A cutting-edge sports science laboratory incorporating an environmental chamber capable of controlling heat, humidity and altitude. Learn more...

Recovery Pools

Hot and cold plunge pools to speed up recovery for training athletes.

Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

A full range of athlete support services provided on site by Body in Motion High Performance Sport, including physiotherapy, massage and podiatry.


Including an athletes' lounge, kitchen and dining room.
Due to a strategic partnership with the University of Waikato, the centre is equipped with the very latest in sports science and research capability. The University of Waikato laboratory comes complete with an environmental chamber capable of controlling heat, humidity and altitude which is used for performance testing, research and recovery as well as acclimatising athletes for international conditions.

Eligibility Criteria

Membership of the centre is available to;

  • Athletes currently representing their sport at a national or regional/provincial level at any age group from 15 years and older
  • Development squads - athletes identified by their relevant sporting organisations as having the potential to represent their countryor region/province at any age group from 15 years and older
  • Use of the facility is subject to availability, which is managed through the centres booking system
  • Management reserves the right to use their discretion about a team or individual athletes 'fit' with the centres eligibility criteria

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