How We Do It

Performance Environments

A network of world-class training, performance and recovery facilities

Whatever kind of support our elite athletes and coaches need - it’s available through our national network of high performance centres.

Our elite athletes and coaches are based all over New Zealand, so High Performance Sport NZ operates a country-wide network of training centres to ensure access to world-class performance and recovery facilities can easily be accessed by all of them.

Athletes and coaches can use facilities in Auckland, Cambridge, Karapiro, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wanaka. All centres maintain a high performance culture into which athletes immerse themselves and whichever facility they go to, significant investment has been made to ensure they are able to train, use recovery areas, and get the performance support they need for their particular sport – all under one roof.



high performance daily training environments


dedicated National Performance Health Centres


areas of performance expertise

Performance environments at major events

In addition to our network at home, High Performance Sport NZ partners with NZOC, Paralympics NZ and NSOs to create performance environments at major events. These Preparation & Recovery Centres, which are typically set up in the Athletes’ Village, simulate the athletes’ daily training environments as closely as possible.

Our network of training, performance and recovery centres provides athletes with only multi-sport performance environments, outside of the Athletes’ Village

A Preparation & Recovery Centre was first piloted at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. It was enhanced for the record-breaking 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, and will be used by New Zealand athletes at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.