Waiariki Academy of Sport

Waiariki Academy of Sport has five key programmes:

  • Waiariki Athlete Programme - The academy is committed to supporting young talented athletes in New Zealand.
  • Waiariki Sport Community Programme (High Performance and Recreation) - The academy has set up its own sport science testing facility, the only one of its kind in the Bay of Plenty. We provide world-class sport science services to the BOP sport and recreation community. If you coach a club or rep team, are a recreational mountain biker, or want fitness support to your workplace, then we have the people and the programmes to help you achieve that extra edge no matter your performance goals.
  • Waiariki Staff and Student Programme - Kick-start or rejuvenate your fitness, exercise, or nutrition desires. Academy staff contribute to and support the programmes offered at the Waiariki Community Recreation Centre.
  • High Performance Sport NZ - We retain close links to Sport New Zealand's High Performance arm to provide world-class sport science support to elite athletes in the region.

Sport Science Services

Whatever your sport, athletic ability, or your sporting team's needs, we can tailor a support package to help you gain that extra edge.

Waiariki Academy of Sport was launched in 2007 to provide an environment where young, talented athletes of the region can prioritise their sport whilst also gaining a tertiary qualification.

Sport science and medicine support for athletes is managed by the Academy of Sport staff. Services to athletes include individual programme planning, testing, and prescription in areas such as exercise physiology, physical training and conditioning, and nutrition. Academy staff work with the athletes, their individual coaches, and their mentors to provide complete support through training and competition.

Modelled on the New Zealand Academy of Sport System

The academy is modelled on High Performance Sport New Zealand's (HPSNZ) system that delivers support to New Zealand's most elite athletes. The academy bridges the gap between when athletes leave secondary school and when they reach the fully supported HPSNZ system.

  • Training Squads: Bike, Kayak/Waka Ama, Golf, and General
  • Facilities: Performance centre and services, sport and recreation centre, and nine-hole golf training facility

Academy of Sport Contact Details

Page last updated: 15 Dec 2014