Welcome Central Football

The Massey University Sport and Rugby Institute is excited to welcome Central Football – Manawatu to the SRI. It’s great to have other sporting organisations part of the team here at the Sport and Rugby Institute and we look forward to a productive future ahead!

Massey’s Manawatu Campus

Beautiful day on Massey University’s Manawatu campus. With the Manawatu Community Athletics Track in the foreground, the Sport and Rugby Institute behind that, and the multitude of football and rugby posts on the main campus fields, there’s plenty on offer in sport & recreation at Massey.

View out over the SRI from Massey's Manawatū campus

Welcome Jacob Oram to the SRI Team

Great to welcome former New Zealand cricketer Jacob Oram to the Sport & Rugby Institute team as the Business Development Manager.

Jacob represented NZ from 2001 – 2012 and over this period played in 33 Test matches, 160 one day internationals, and 36 T20 internationals. Highlights included a Test century at Lords, a T20 hat-trick and 3 World Cup tournaments (including 2 semi-final appearances). Jacob also experienced the glitz and glamour of the Indian Premier League due to spells with Chennai, Mumbai and Rajasthan.

As Business Development Manager at the SRI, Jacob will be focused on maintaining and building upon current relationships with schools, clubs, organisations and national/regional sporting associations, creating new opportunities, and sourcing new development options for not only the SRI but for the greater good of sport at Massey University.

Welcome to Jacob Oram

Green Room Transformation

Our purpose built Indoor Green Room recently underwent a complete transformation.

Over the space of a week, the floor surface was removed and replaced with a brand new surface, made from the highest specification product, installed with a shock pad underfoot which will meet the current World Rugby Regulation 22.

Made from Melos EPDM Bionic Fibre, it is virtually odourless in comparison to the SBR rubber we previously had.

The infill is the first time a green coloured product has been used in New Zealand with Polytan having installed 19 of the last 25 fields in Australia with EPDM Bionic Fibre.

One of our most sought after spaces, the Green Room is a unique space that our clients love to use, and no doubt they’ll be making of the most of transformation.

One of our most sought after spaces, the Green Room is a unique space that our clients love to use, and no doubt they’ll be making of the most of transformation.

Staff working to transform the Green Room