Tauranga Sport

Drop in Sport

Come along to Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC) and play free drop in sport (basketball, netball or table tennis). Student ID is required.

WHEN: 9am to 5pm Mon to Sun, call 07 577 8564 to check availability.

Free parking is available. All equipment is provided.

Sports Clubs

Student clubs include:
Esports, meet Tue and Fri 5-7pm in Lab 2.11
Waikato Uni Tramping Club, view details here 
Snow and Ski Club, view details here

Tauranga also has a wealth of community clubs that welcome students to join them. 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 [email protected]

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, so we will discuss the logistics of your inclusion if based in Tauranga and help to try and make it work. The Sport Team will organise the entire trip and head away with the team to the tournament. For more information about trial dates, email [email protected] and follow us on Facebook.

Inter-Faculty Sport

Tauranga will host two Inter–Faculty Sports Championships in 2021. Represent your faculty and compete to win the trophy. Register your interest to play here.

Social Sport

Enter a student team into social netball and basketball.  Teams receive a subsidised entry fee rate and a University of Waikato t-shirt, plus one competition ball (the ball is to be returned at completion of league).
Get your team together and then register as individuals here to join a social sport league as outlined below.  You will need your team name and the name of your team captain.  Payment is required with registration.

Social Volleyball Team 2019

Register your interest for social sport at [email protected]






Web Link


$20 per person (subsidised by University)



May 2 - 27 June

*note through midyear break

Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC)

Tauranga City Basketball


$20 per person (subsidised by University)



May 11 – 27 Jul

* Note through midyear break

Trustpower Arena



$20 per person (subsidised by University)



Aug 3 – 12 Oct

Trustpower Arena



$20 per person (subsidised by University)



May 10 - 28 Jun (not 10 Jun)

* Note last game in  midyear break

Otumoetai Action Centre


TAURANGA MARATHON - Enter the 5km or 10km event

Join the student team and have an unforgettable experience running or walking around Tauranga.

EVENT OPTIONS: 5km or 10km

WHEN: Sunday 19 September

WHERE: The Strand, Tauranga

COST: 25% discount on standard pricing


Contact [email protected] if interested in participating