News

Meet your BOD - Sue
Development

Get to know your BOD – Sue Liell-Cock

Sue Liell-Cock was a part of the IRF founding group who met in Augsburg, Germany in May 1997. She became Secretary General in 1998 and has been holding that position since then, working with three Presidents – first Peter Micheler, then Rafael Gallo and now Joe Willis Jones. We spoke to Sue to find out

Read More »
IRF

Get to know your BOD – Goran Lolic

Goran Lolic was voted as Chair of the Judges Committee and therefore was appointed to the BOD for the first time at the last Congress in 2021. He has been involved in a number of IRF committees for many years before this, namely the Judges Committee, the Sport & Competition Committee, and the Euro Race

Read More »
Development

Rafting Operator Accreditation launched

The IRF’s Rafting Operator Accreditation (ROA) was recently launched with the issuing of its first accreditation to Cardiff International White Water (CIWW). CIWW is home to the UK’s very first on-demand Olympic standard White Water Rafting and Indoor Wave facility. Their 250m white water course is designed for rafts, canoes and kayaks. Besides offering white

Read More »
IRF

Get to know your IRF BOD – Aleš Danek

Aleš Danek has been Chair of the Athletes’ Commission for a lot longer than expected! Usually elections for the Athlete’s Commission are held annually at each World Rafting Championship (WRC). However, with the pandemic preventing our WRC from happening over the past two years Aleš has had an extended time as Chair. We spoke to Aleš

Read More »
Actions in Ukraine - hands
IRF

Support for Ukraine

There is an overwhelming keenness amongst our followers to assist with support for Ukraine. We’ve been contacted by some offering help, and others asking how they can help. Rafters offering support for Ukraine In Romania we have Mihai Mares, an IRF GTE Instructor, offering to assist with shelter, jobs in the summer and possibly food

Read More »
IRF

Get to know your IRF BOD – Kianoosh Mehrabi

Kianoosh Mehrabi was first elected to the IRF BOD in 2015 when he became Co-head of the Recreation and Conservation Committee. In 2017, with the growth of importance of conservation this committee was split to form two committees and Kianoosh became Chair of the Conservation Committee, which became the Sustainability Committee in 2021. We spoke

Read More »
Actions in Ukraine - hands
IRF

IRF position on the Russian government actions in Ukraine

As the globally recognised leader of the rafting community, the International Rafting Federation (IRF) is shocked and dismayed by the acts of aggression by the Russian government’s actions in its decision to order the invasion of Ukraine and the military assault on the Ukraine people. We have watched in horror as Ukrainian civilians and infrastructure

Read More »
Eric
IRF

Get to know your IRF BOD – Eric Boudreau

Eric Boudreau has been Chair of the Sport & Competition Committee / First Vice-President since the IRF’s Congress in Japan in 2017. Before that Eric chaired the Judges Committee for many years, setting up the Judges Handbook and getting the Judging processes and documents into better order. Eric has also been appointed as the Head

Read More »
Archives
en English
X