The Domestic 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 International 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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Latest News

Warringah Rugby Testimonial

We received great feedback from Guy Fraser-Hills, Newport Rugby Coach and Warringah Representative Head Coach I first met Jim and Darrel when they came to Australia to coach the Warringah Representative Rugby teams for the NSW State Championships. They gave us a whole new approach to rugby that excited every player and every coach in the

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Bay of Plenty rugby League

Congratulations to all our boys who made the BOP Rugby League team. Ten in total (Past and present). Follow our link to find out more details here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503436&objectid=11124328 Related posts: Rotorua Academy boys picked for Under 20’s Bay of Plenty team Rotorua Academy boys picked for Under 20's Bay of Plenty team NZ Sports Academy

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Testimonial from St Aloysius College

St Aloysius College ventured to NZSA in Rotorua , in April for a 7 day intensive training camp. The tour was a fantastic culture experience for the boys with highlights being , white water rafting , Luge rides, Polynesian spas and the traditional Haka welcome by the NZSA academy boys. The players also learnt a

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RIP Kane Te Riini

We would like to take this time to express our sadness. Kane Te Riini who was a domestic student for 2012 and was planning to join our Academy as a 2nd year tragically passed away on February the 19th 2013. Kane was a confident young man who was much loved by all at the Academy.

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Tribute to Robbie Farquhar

It’s the start of our 15th year for NZSA and it is with great sadness that one of our brothers has tragically passed away and taken from us way too soon. Robbie Farquhar joined the academy as a young 17 year old in 2001 from Inglewood. A dynamic flanker with a quiet personality and a

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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!

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Your future rugby career starts here.

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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