About Us

At Players Sports, we're more than just a retail destination – we're your go-to team for all things sports gear related!

Specialising in sports equipment, footwear, teamwear, and supporters’ gear, we're here to cater to the needs and desires of Kiwis who are truly passionate about their sport.

With a network of over 130 global brands, we've teamed up to bring you a curated selection that blends affordability with top-notch quality. Whether you're searching for the perfect pair of boots or gearing up to support your favourite team, we've got you covered.

Our customers come from all walks of life – from dedicated athletes to parents seeking advice on gear for their kids, to schoolteachers and club coaches looking to upgrade their team’s equipment. Whatever your role in the sports community, we're here to support you every step of the way.

Like any sports team, the Players' team is made up of individuals with different but complementary skills. We work together in our ‘positions’ across the office, distribution centre, workshop areas, and shop floors with a shared goal: to provide you with the best sports retail experience in New Zealand. So, jump into the huddle – because at Players Sports, we're on your side!

For all trade inquiries and club & school quote requests, please contact us here.

Brief History & Background

Back in late 2012, nestled in the heart of Newmarket, Auckland, we embarked on our journey with a simple dream – to provide top-notch cricket gear to players across New Zealand. Thus, Players Cricket was born, marking the humble beginnings of our adventure.

As time marched on, so did we, steadily expanding our horizons to embrace other beloved Kiwi sports. With each passing month and year, we carefully and strategically introduced new categories, welcoming Players Netball, Players Rugby, Players Football, Players Rackets (Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Pickleball, Padel, and Table Tennis), Players Hockey, Players Rugby League, and Players Basketball into the fold.

We now cater for most major New Zealand sporting codes along with our Players Footwear (Running Shoes), Players Fan Gear, Players Outlet, and Players Club & School sub-brands which further streamline the shopping experience for our wide range of valued customers.

RSM in Real Time: Players Sports Case Study 

Our accounting partners RSM New Zealand produced this 3-part short video series on us. The YouTube series highlights our people and business origins and provides an insight to our day-to-day. 

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