Tauranga Boxing Academy

By utilising boxing, physical fitness and mentoring, the Tauranga Boxing Academy (TBA) instils core values and physical and mental well-being in a safe and inclusive environment. With ongoing support, the TBA empowers members to be the best they can be in all aspects of their life.


The TBA is an after-school programme, delivered by fitness experts and teachers assisted by volunteers who also serve as successful, positive role models for our members.

Along with boxing, physical fitness and mentoring, there is also considerable emphasis on personal and community well-being, with members provided opportunities to engage in community events. These events allow rangatahi to develop strong connections with each other and the TBA trainers, establishing a supportive family atmosphere where all whānau are welcome.

This holistic approach includes working with whānau, schools, community organisations, NZ Police and local businesses. Integration with our other Bay of Plenty Youth Development Trust programmes enables us to offer complete wraparound support.

Intake Dates

Programme is run every school term.


10 weeks for two x 1 hour sessions per week.

Monday and Wednesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Seniors 13-17 year olds).
Tuesday and Thursday 3:45pm - 4:45pm (Juniors 9-12 year olds).


$50 donation per term
(however these membership fees are voluntary)


Youth aged 9-17 years of age


Development of overall wellbeing including physical and mental health
Establishing supportive positive connections with mentors and role models
Increased confidence and self-esteem with skill development and positive support
Broadening experiences and encouragement to engage in the wider community
Opportunity to develop a sense of belonging in a whānau focussed environment
Opportunities for integration with other Bay of Plenty Youth Development Trust programmes
Connection to a strong local network to explore employment opportunities if wanted


Our dedicated team are highly skilled and experienced in all areas of youth coaching. They all share the same goal of making positive and lasting change to the lives of our youth, supporting them in reaching their full potential and providing opportunities for them to achieve their dreams.

Volunteer coaches:
Lynsey Maclean (Property Developer)
Manuel Efaraimo (COO Brother Int.)
Margo Te Mete (Ngāti Ranginui Iwi)
Rebecca Biss (NZ Police)
Mefiposeta Taele (NZ Police)
Mike Owen (NZ Police)

Shamay King

TBA Facilitator, Aiga Facilitator, Youth Coach

Henry Fa’afili

TBA Head Coach, Head facilitator Aiga

Rachel Wikeepa

TBA Office Manager and Mentor; Aiga facilitator

Kasey Anderson

TBA facilitator, Aiga facilitator, Youth Mentor

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