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Games resignations over lack of confidence?

Tue 4 Aug 2015 In: Out Games News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Ashley Barratt says the Outgames can still go ahead The Board of Auckland’s Asia Pacific Outgames is believed to have resigned en masse due to a lack of confidence in the Executive Committee to deliver. It has emerged the entire Board stepped down in mid-July, and some members of the Executive have also left. Now, unless the event's remaining skeleton crew can find urgent sponsorship and helpers, it may have to be abandoned. Former members of the Board approached by GayNZ.com Daily News are yet to respond. Ashley Barratt is a remaining Executive member who is now trying to save the event. “My understanding, I don't know this for certain, but my understanding is that the Board lost confidence in the ability of the executive to deliver. I think the sponsorship was one thing but there might have been other issues,” he tells GayNZ.com Daily News. However he says the organisation to run the Outgames still exists. “What we need to do is re-form and put together a team that can deliver.” Last week’s decision from ATEED not to grant any funding was a fresh blow, and Barratt says there has been lots of interest from corporates in sponsorship, but no commitment. However Barratt says the event can still be scaled down, and go ahead, they just need community help to make it happen. Read our full interview with him here Any former Board members who can shed more light on the situation can reach us at news@gaynz.com  GayNZ.com Daily News staff - 4th August 2015

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 4th August 2015 - 9:08am

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