Sport at Tauranga


Drop in Sport

Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC) offers weekly free drop in sport (basketball, volleyball) during semesters. These sessions are free to all students. Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm. All equipment is provided.

Sports Clubs

Tauranga has a wealth of community clubs that welcome students to join them. Click here to find recommended Tauranga clubs under your chosen sport.

If you are interested in setting up a sports club in Tauranga, or would like to register a full student team with a club then please email

UTSNZ Tertiary Tournaments

Represent the University of Waikato and compete against other New Zealand Universities and Tertiary Institutions in the UTSNZ National Tertiary Sport Championships (refer to the full calendar of events).

All teams will be selected at trials. We are looking for the best athletes to represent the University of Waikato. Team training's are held in Hamilton. The Sport Team will organise the entire trip and head away with the team to the tournament. For more information about trial dates, email and follow us on Facebook.

Inter-Faculty Sport

Tauranga will host two Inter–Faculty Sports Championships in 2019. Represent your faculty and compete to win the trophy. Register your interest to play here.

Social Sport

Enter a student team into social netball or football. Register as an individual or team in the table below.

The first two teams registered with us per league will receive a subsidised entry fee rate of $25 per player (standard cost $40) and a University of Waikato t-shirt, plus one competition ball.

SportCostDayDate/TimeLocationTeam SizeRegister Here
Football$25 per personWednesday8 May - 28 August 2019ASB Arena Tauranga5 aside mixed (including a goalie), up to 4 males at a time (max 10 players registered).  Refer here for more information.COMING SOON
Netball$25 per personThursday1 August - 3 October 2019ASB Arena Tauranga6 aside (mixed) up to 3 males at a time (max 12 players registered).  Refer here for more informationCOMING SOON
Basketball$25 per personMondayTBCASB Arena TaurangaMixed Grade. Refer here for more informationCOMING SOON



Gym memberships for University of Waikato staff and students in Tauranga from 1 January 2019 will be available through our partner gym providers – The Gym and Toi Ohomai Aquatic and Fitness Centre.memberships for University of Waikato staff and students in Tauranga from 1 January 2019 will be available through our partner gym providers – The Gym and Toi Ohomai Aquatic and Fitness Centre.

The Gym

Located at 107 First Avenue, The Gym, is the ultimate fitness destination with member tools to track progress, group fitness based on the Les Mills training system, 24 hour access and onsite free parking.  4 month minimum term agreement for student membership is $14.95 per week and for staff is $18.95 per week (Identification is required).

Phone: 07 578 3605

Toi Ohomia Aquatic and Fitness Centre

Located at Windermere campus, the Aquatic & Fitness Centre facilities include a full gym, thermally heated 25-metre swimming pool and fitness room for regular fitness classes. Discounted monthly or annual membership includes fitness assessments, individually designed programmes and fitness classes. View tertiary partner student and membership staff rates here.

Phone: 07 557 8648

Exercise Classes

On campus exercise classes such as yoga TBC


The Sport and Wellbeing Team are looking for two Tauranga Student Sport Ambassadors to join the team for 2019 and assist with the Tauranga sport programme.

The Tauranga Student Sport Ambassadors will be responsible for helping provide high quality, innovative and accessible sport and wellness opportunities for UoW students contributing to a distinctive student sport experience on campus.

If you’re interested in volunteering to be a Tauranga Student Sport Ambassador, please email


Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC)

20-minute walk or five mins cycle from Tauranga central campus the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre is an ideal location for sports activities and events. Free parking is available. Free drop-in sport opportunities in the sports hall for basketball, volleyball etc will be held at this facility. There is also a $5 casual hoop hire walking in on a casual basis, just call 07 577 8564 to check sports hall availability.

Memorial Pool

20-minute walk or five mins cycle from Tauranga central campus the Memorial Pool is a popular summertime swimming destination. The outdoor heated lap pool opens for summer on October 22. Open weekdays 6am to 6.30pm, weekends 9am to 6pm. Free parking is available.

Refer to Bay Venues for details of other sport facilities, such as the ASB arena, Baywave and other venues.

For walking refer to Tauranga Walkways

For cycling refer to Tauranga City Cycle Network

Contact for Sport at Tauranga

Phone: 07 838 4718