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Get to know your IRF BOD – Jasmina Marčok

Jasmina Marčok was elected as Treasurer at the IRF’s last Congress which was held virtually in November 2021. With her twenty-eight years of accounting experience, and many years experience as finance manager, her experience and knowledge is a boost for the IRF’s financial accumen. We spoke to Jasmina to find out more. Can you give

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IRF

Welcome to Honorary IRF BOD members

The IRF warmly welcomes two recently appointed Honorary IRF BOD members – neither of whom are strangers to the IRF Board of Directors, or indeed to many of you. Peter Micheler As a past IRF President, Peter was bestowed the title of Honorary President at the 2021 Congress. Honorary Presidents primarily serve as an IRF

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Year in Review 2021
IRF

IRF President’s Year in Review 2021

President’s Year in Review 2021 – Joseph Willis Jones, IRF President Dear Friends, Wherever you are in the world and whatever your relationship with our beautiful sport of rafting, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy New Year, and that all your hopes and dreams are realised in 2022.

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ARK Inflatables auction
IRF

ARK Inflatables auction winner 2021 announced

Our ARK Inflatables auction 2021 drew to a close last month with one lucky winner – Rich Domleo. Rich can be seen in the photo shouting out his excitement for winning the auction. Rich is now the proud owner of 1x ARK Inflatables 2021 Croc (R2) and 1x ARK Inflatables 2021 Solo Adventurer Prawn (R1).

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Fabián Alejandro Bonanno
IRF

Welcome to our new assessor: Fabián Alejandro Bonanno

As the year draws to a close, we welcome our latest IRF Guide Training & Education (GTE) Assessor, Fabián Alejandro Bonanno. Fabián joins our existing team of Assessors to bring the total to thirteen (13) across the globe. Fabián’s command of four languages makes him an asset to our team and is regularly delivering workshops

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Sucessful virtual Congress 2021
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Successful virtual Congress 2021 welcomes new Directors

On the 23rd of November the IRF held a very successful virtual Congress. Usually the IRF holds its Congresses during World Rafting Championships, with the last held in Tully, Australia in May 2019. But, as with so many things these days, adaptations needed to be made and the IRF has stepped up to embrace virtual

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IRF

IRF virtually attends AIMS General Assembly and IF Forum

The IRF was recently invited to attend a number of international sporting body assemblies and forums. The first was the Virtual International Federation (IF) Forum which is a 1-day event organised by SportAccord offering targeted thematic sessions designed to be of specific value to the International Sport Federations’ in attendance. Representing the IRF were President Joseph

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ARK Inflatables 2021
IRF

Win a new ARK Inflatables 2021 Prawn Solo Adventurer and a Croc

The IRF has partnered with ARK Inflatables to offer one lucky winner two amazing ARK Inflatables 2021 whitewater crafts! African River Kraft’s (ARK Inflatables) rafts are well known to the IRF and many people will recognise some of their famous designs and use in World Rafting Championships over the past decades. Our history with ARK

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IRF GAISF Observer Status renewed
IRF

IRF GAISF Observer status renewed for two years

A message from IRF President, Joe Willis Jones: GAISF Council renews the IRF GAISF Observer Status for another two years To our IRF member organisations, rafting clubs, athletes, associates, officials, coaches, and friends: It gives me great pleasure to announce the news that the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) Council has recently voted

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