Offering a range of excellent facilities, including New Zealand’s largest university sports fields, a vast network of sports clubs and events, and a number of high performance programmes and scholarships, there are heaps of ways to get involved in sport.

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The University of Waikato (with the largest sports fields of any New Zealand university) caters for a wide range of sport and recreation activities.

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The University of Waikato offers a vast network of sports clubs, events and social sports. Come and see us at Clubs Day to find out how you can get involved!

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Part of the HPSNZ Athlete Friendly Tertiary Network, the University of Waikato is committed to supporting students in achieving their sporting goals.

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Find out how to get involved with volunteer opportunities in sport at Waikato.

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Play for your faculty across the different events throughout the year.

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Get your mates together and enter a team into our indoor and outdoor Social Sport leagues.


Read about our Esports club, purpose-built OMEN Esports Arena, scholarship, high performance team and more.

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Find out what sporting opportunities are available for students studying at the University of Waikato Tauranga campus.


What's coming up this year for our students? 

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Play for your hall, have fun, stay fit and make new friends.


Represent the University of Waikato against the other seven New Zealand universities in highly competitive tournaments.

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Contact one of the members of our Sport & Events Team.



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