21 sporting codes will be part of the 4th Asia Pacific Outgames to be in held in Auckland from 13 to 20 February 2016. A sports hub is being created to enable more crossover of participation and spectators.
The following sporting codes are planed:
- Body Building
- Football (Soccer)
- Lawn Bowls
- Ocean Swimming
- Road Running
- Roller Derby
- Ten Pin Bowling
- Track & Field
The Sports Hub in Henderson, Western Auckland, will be centred on The Trusts Arena, the venue where the majority of sports will be played. Other venues close by include Swimming at The West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre, Squash at the Henderson Squash Club, Ten Pin Bowling at Pins Lincoln and Tennis at Te Pai Park Tennis Club. The Sports Hub will ensure cross code participation such as a Swimming Team also entering Netball and will enable the participants from across the Asia Pacific Region to support their city/country teams.
The Outgames committee is investigating exhibition / open days for a number of additional sports such as Archery, DragonBoating and Martial Arts. This will be an environment where individuals and teams can participate in a new sportas well as engaging with other people within the LGBTQI Community.
The detailed Sports Programme with timetables, venues and transportation information will be released in the coming month.