The International Programme

We recruit players from the 17 – 25 age group from all over New Zealand to join the Academy for 38 weeks. We offer full time career, netball and rugby development coaching opportunities.
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The Domestic Programme

NZSA provides professional rugby tuition for overseas players and coaches (for both individuals and teams) who participate in tailored programmes conducted by world class coaches & trainers.

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Considering a Gap Year in 2017?

 

GAP YEAR IN 2016? Consider playing rugby in New Zealand. NZSA provides rugby training and netball programmes for domestic and international players. For more information: info@nzsportsacademy.co.nz

GAP YEAR IN 2017? Consider playing rugby in New Zealand. NZSA provides rugby training and netball programmes for domestic and international players. For more information: [email protected]

Latest News

Testimonial – Billy Hicks

In 2006 I enrolled into NZ Sports Academy to better my Rugby skills. I didn’t know what to expect but all I knew, I wanted to succeed in Rugby. At the Academy, we lived and breathe Rugby…..literally! Starting 7am on the dot (there were punishments if you were one minute late) with Shaun Tata, we

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Testimonial Curtis van der Heyden

My experience as a member of the New Zealand Sports Academy began in 2007, and an experience of a lifetime it was at that. I was an unestablished, inexperienced rugby player hoping to grow in knowledge and leave a footprint on the rugby world. Upon joining I was informed that it was a full time

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We are now on Twitter!

We are now on Twitter! @NZSAMaoriRugby, the official Twitter account of NZSA. Follow us on Twitter


Gap Year

GAP YEAR IN 2017? Consider playing rugby in New Zealand. NZSA provides rugby training and netball programmes for domestic and international players. For more information: [email protected]


Eco-friendly Sports Academy

New Zealand Sports Academy wants to thank LiteClub for making us more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Follow us on our Facebook page for daily news about NZSA.


HAERE MAI – WELCOME

Welcome to the New Zealand Sports Academy

Where you can expect first-class rugby coaching from the best rugby coaches in the world.

The New Zealand Sports Academy is for young netball, rugby union and rugby league players, coaches and teams who want to develop their skills and experience Maori culture at it's best!

Enrol Now!

Enrol Now!

Your future rugby career starts here.

  Register Now!

Benefits of enrolling with NZSA

  • We are the only fulltime academy in New Zealand bringing together players from New Zealand and Overseas from February through to October
  • Receive world class coaching with innovative coaching techniques
  • Meet and learn from New Zealand rugby legends and mentors
  • Learn about the Maori culture & people
  • Experience the NZ way of life and develop life skills
  • Enjoy NZ sights and activities

 

Testimonial

“I spent three months at the NZSA and it was the best experience ever. If any rugby player wants to improve their skills, technique and fitness level this is the place to be. Living rugby is what it is all about, in a professional environment with support and guidance from the best coaches and performance trainers. The NZSA is based in Rotorua in the heart of the Bay of Plenty. There is a challenging rugby competition for every level. Being with the boys at the academy, I had a great time, training everyday and at night training with our clubs. In the weekend we came across each other in club rugby which made it even more exciting. The academy has their own teams too, training at the academy every day with the same guys made our team really strong and during my time at the academy, we hadn’t lost a game.”

Matt Cotton