Registrations For Outgames Replacement ‘Proud to Play’ Open


Registrations for the inaugural Proud to Play tournament have opened. 

The tournament replaces the Asia Pacific Outgames which was scheduled to be held in Auckland in February 2016, but was cancelled shortly after the Outgames board resigned en masse.

Proud to Play will take place in Auckland over 13-20 February 2016.


The sports programme includes: badminton, bridge, dancesport, golf, lawn bowls, an ocean swim, road running, swimming, ten pin bowling, touch, and volleyball.

According to organisers, the philosophy of Proud to Play is “based on the idea of playing sport in an inclusive environment – being proud to play, regardless of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity.”

The festival will run alongside Auckland Pride, but is organised independently.

Those wishing to register can do so here.

 Article | Levi Joule.