about us

Sports Safari is owned and operated by Mathew Roiall and Kerryn Goodyer. The store opened on 9th October 2004 on State Highway 1 in Ngaruawahia. We began as a footwear clearance store offering big named brands at affordable prices, with an emphasis on rugby league product.

Over the years, the store has changed dramatically moving away from clearance footwear and apparel, progressing more into rugby league official merchandise, apparel and accessories.

9 years later we are now an established specialist NRL Rugby League store with a huge range of rugby league merchandise, offering a great selection of footy boots and a wider range of brands in casual clothing, performance footwear and sporting equipment. In September 2013, we joined the Sportsworld Group, enabling us to grow our business even further with the opportunity to offer Nike and Adidas footwear, apparel and licensed merchandise.
We are a family run business. We have a daughter who is 10 years old and twins who are 7 years old.
Matt has over 20 years experience in sports retail, represented Rugby League for Tonga, played in 6 Pacific Cups during 1980 - 2000, previously has spent 5 years as a personal trainer and currently involved in Rugby League Masters.

Kerryn has 8 years experience in the sports wholesale industry, competed in Body Shaping during 1999/2000, previously spent 5 years teaching Aerobics, Step, Slide and Pump, four years in Sales and Marketing with TVNZ and currently 9 years retail experience.

With both our knowledge and experience combined, we have established a well-known sports store. We offer friendly expert service to satisfy our customers' demands. Located in one of New Zealand's fastest growing cities, Te Rapa, Hamilton, next time you are passing through, come in and see what we have to offer.

our products and brands

Although we are a specialist rugby league store, we also cater for a variety of other sports including:

Rugby, Boxing, Fitness, Swimming, Darts, Pool, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, Netball and Hockey.

Brands - NRL, Nike, Adidas, Canterbury, ISC, Reebok Crossfit, Converse, Xblades, Classic, Puma, K Swiss, BLK, Body Science, New Era, Reebok, , Kukri, Shuzi, Asics, Hi-tec, Speedo, Teva, Lee, Steeden plus heaps more.

We offer a huge range of darts and accessories from leading brands such as Harrows, Winmau, and Unicorn. Tennis and Squash racquets from Technifibre, Wilson, Babolat, Head, Prince and Dunlop.
Services we provide:
Key cutting from $6
Re-stringing of racquets from $30
Screen printing names and numbers on jerseys/tees

opening hours

Monday – Thursday: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Friday: 9.00 am – 8.00 pm
Saturday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Public Holidays: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Compulsory Days Closed

Good Friday
Easter Monday
Christmas Day
Anzac Day open @ 1.00pm.

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