A member of the OCRAUK has stepped down, stating that he feels the direction the organization is headed is not part of it’s original charter and meeting it’s original goals.
Firstly, let me give my involvement and this email context. I became involved in ORCAUK through initially meeting Mr Leinster in the summer of 2016, where it was suggested that I join the entity as Chairman. Subsequent exposure to OCRAUK left me with no doubt that there is a very clear lack of progress in establishing itself as a fit for purpose entity to be the NGB for OCR in the UK, based on good governance. As such, I have withdrawn my support for OCRAUK.
The short answer is that in terms of the Sports Councils and UK Sport’s pre-application for the recognition of sporting activities and associated national governing bodies of sport, OCRAUK IS NOT fit-for-purpose. OCRAUK does not have the necessary (1) experience and background to be effective, (2) the appropriate skills to understand the complexities of NGBs, and (3) the experience of other not-for-profit Board’s in both commercial and sports contexts. In fact, OCRAUK is many years away from even meeting the criteria for pre registration as dictated by Sport England to become the NGB for obstacle course racing in the territory.