New sports academy opening in Tauranga

Students who attend the United World Sports Academy in Tauranga have the chance to compete nationally and internationally in their sport.

The launch of the United World Sports Academy is well underway and doors are set to open for students on February 7.

Now is the time to get student-athletes registered with the academy, says United World Sports Academy managing director, Caroline Dafoe.

“There isn’t anything like this in New Zealand and especially in Tauranga. Students get to live their passion for sports, complete their education and learn skills and build character that will last them a life time.”

“We’re excited to bring this to New Zealand,” says the academy’s director of sports Robert Bethea.

“We’re collaborating with local sports clubs, elite athletes, trainers and professionals to bring the training that students would receive after hours and bringing it within the school hours.

“We provide them with high-performance training and these students will be well positioned for an opportunity to join a national high-performance programme, or a university scholarship, when they have graduated and if not then they know they have achieved their best.

“They have the opportunity to not only compete here nationally in their sport, but internationally as well. Not too many colleges in New Zealand can boast about that,” says Robert.

UWSA is launching in Tauranga first, then Christchurch, Cambridge and, Palmerston North. Christchurch will deliver the academy’s winter sports training which offers alpine skiing, cross country skiing and snowboarding.

Special offer for the first ten students who register with the academy is two years for the price of one tuition. Some conditions do apply. To find out more visit:


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