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Unitec Sports Centre closing

The Unitec Sports Centre on Unitec’s Mt Albert campus will close permanently on Thursday 14 April 2022.  

The land that the sports centre occupies has been sold to the Ministry of Housing and Development (MHUD) and will be handed over to them for development.  

Due to the effects of Covid-19 and health risk to Sports Centre members, staff and its community, the centre is currently closed and will not open again prior to the closure date.  

A message from our Unitec Sports Centre whānau 

“The announcement that Unitec Sports Centre is closing will come with great sadness to many, and we recognise that it has been an important and valued part of Mt Albert for many years. On behalf of all the staff at Unitec Sports Centre (Andrew, Richard, Lesley, Rob, Michael, Joe, Patrick, Dee, Jake, Sarah, Irina and Dani) we want to thank you for being part of the vibrant sports centre community. We hope you valued your time here as much as we did, and we wish you all the best for your future fitness journeys.” 

Richard Couldrey, Gym Team leader: "Having been at the Centre for many years I have seen many changes, but what hasn’t changed has been the strong sense of community in the gym. Truly ‘a real gym for real people’, (as our motto once said), which I think made it special. The sports centre family (both members and staff) have made it a great place to work”.  

Andrew Lenton, Team Leader: "I have had a great two and a half years at the sports centre. I worked at several other gyms previously, but none compared to the sports centre. The vibe between all the great members and staff was special. Most of all, I am proud of the staff for always going above and beyond to create such a great environment and, especially, seeing two of my former students (Dee and Joe) grow and develop during their time here. It’s sad to say goodbye to the sports centre and members, but the one thing that’s constant is change and I wish you all the best for your next gym/fitness adventures!" 

More information   

Sports Centre Members and partners will have received information on how to continue with online classes and processes for cancellation of membership.  If you still have queries, please contact the Sports Centre at ureccen@unitec.ac.nz.

At this stage, the following providers, who have been teaching classes at the sports centre, will continue to run activities online or at alternative venues. Please contact them for more information:  

The national squash centre will continue operating; please contact the national squash centre with any queries.