Background

What is now a state-of-the-art centre of sporting excellence was once an old, vacant building – formerly the home to the Mount Cosmopolitan Club. The window of opportunity to transform the building was realised by Bay Venues and Tauranga City Council.

It has become a multi-stakeholder project that grew to include The University of Waikato as the key strategic partner. That partnership has taken the centre from being the country's largest high performance gym to also being a leading provider of testing and research into sport science and human performance.

Vision

The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance will:

  • Put Tauranga on the map as a destination for high performance sport
  • Attract, and retain, world class athletes. (In the past high-potential athletes have relocated to other centres due to inadequate training facilities)
  • Be used to implement and promote community sport and development initiatives
  • Build community pride through the attraction of high performance athletes and sports teams
  • Be the epicentre of cutting edge sport science, research and technology capabilities thanks to the strategic partnership with The University of Waikato