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

Tauranga 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

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 and follow us on Facebook.

Inter-Faculty Sport

Tauranga will host three Inter–Faculty Sports Championships in 2020. Represent your faculty and compete to win the trophy. Register your interest to play here.

Social Sport

Enter a student team into social netball, basketball or volleyball. 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 and a University of Waikato t-shirt, plus one competition ball (the ball is to be returned at completion of league).

Register your interest for social sport at

SportCostDay Date/TimeLocationWeb Link


$25 per person (subsidised by University)       Sun3 May - 28 JuneQueen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC) Tauranga Tauranga City Basketball


$25 per person (subsidised by University) Tues6pm - 9.40pm
28 July - 6 October
Trustpower Arena Tauranga Bayactive


$15 per person (subsidised by University)Tues2 July - 20 AugustQueen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC) TaurangaVolleyball Tauranga


$5 per person, just turn up, equipment providedMon6pm - 8.30pm
February - April
Trustpower Arena Tauranga Bayactive
Floorball$5 per person, just turn up, equipment providedSun1.30pm 
May - October
Trustpower Arena TaurangaBayactive

Garmin Tauranga Marathon - enter the 5km or 10km event

Join the student team and have an unforgettable experience running or walking around the Bay by entering the Marathon.

EVENT OPTIONS: 5km or 10km

WHEN: Sunday 20 September

WHERE: Tauranga, refer here for exact start locations.

COST: 25% discount on standard entry fee, includes University of Waikato Tauranga t-shirt. First 10 entries are free.

If interested email  University of Waikato team entries open 8 July and close 1 September 2020.