Athletes’ Commission

The remit of the Athletes’ Commission is to represent all rafting athletes in the sport of Raft Racing.

  1. Athletes’ Commission shall consist of seven (7) members including a Chair.
  2. The duties of the Athletes’ Commission are:
    1. To represent the athletes in the sports related decision making bodies of the IRF.
    2. To act as a mediator between active athletes and the IRF Organisms.
    3. To represent the athletes in sport related meetings of the IRF Administrative Committees and Sub-Committees.
    4. To form the official opinion of the athletes concerning actual issues and to pass resolutions of the athletes.
    5. To work for the athletes’ representation in the IRF Member Organisations.
    6. To appoint when necessary, a spokesperson to represent the athletes during IRF Competitions.
  3. All proposals by the Athletes’ Commission are ratified by the IRF Board of Directors.
  1. The Athletes’ Commission is elected as follows:
    1. Three (3) representatives from the European Region, two (2) representatives from the Pan American Region and two (2) representatives from the Asia/Oceania Region elected by athletes.
    2. The election shall take place during the IRF World Rafting Championships.
    3. The election process and the counting of the votes will be monitored by an independent individual.
    4. The Athletes’ Committee Chair is elected from amongst its elected members.
    5. IRF Member Organisations will be informed about the election two (2) months prior to the World Rafting Championships, and the candidates must be submitted to the IRF at least 5 weeks prior to the World Championships.
    6. An athlete is eligible to vote, propose a candidate or be a candidate if they participated as a competitor in their country’s last IRF Race Rule compliant National Selection, or the previous or present IRF World Rafting Championship.
    7. Proposed candidates for the Athletes’ Commission must approve their candidacy before they become a confirmed candidate.

Committee members:


Anna Kašparová


Max Kropf

Dragan Babic

Dragan Babic

Pan America:

Meghan Robertson

Lucas da Silva photo

Lucas da Silva

Asia / Oceania:

Kris Kingston

Kris Kingston

Satoshi Koizumi