Joining Forces: Water Sports Announce Historic Partnership

By Shantanu Srivastav | April 30, 2018

The International Canoe Federation and the World Rafting Federation are joining forces in a bid to raise the profiles of both sports and generate future growth.

The partnership brings the WRF under the umbrella of the ICF, but will have no impact on the day-to-day activities at the Rafting Federation.

WRF President, Danilo Barmaz, said: “A new exciting adventure opens today and in which we have always believed.Just as we believe that the goal of the Olympic Games is possible. To underline this objective, we have a “Paris 2024 Cup” for youth teams in the 2018 Italian Cup.

“The World Rafting Federation is working to give rafting a modern and dynamic vision, with particular attention to young people and athletes with disabilities. The creation of the Pararafting Commission as one of the first acts of the Federation underlines our commitment. The collaboration with the ICF will provide a great boost to the continued growth of our sport.”

ICF Secretary General, Simon Toulson, added: “This partnership will be of great benefit for both Federations. The ICF will help promote rafting to the international community, including the Olympic family, and the WRF will help raise the profile of the ICF among it’s passionate global community.”