The World Rafting Federation has concluded a free technical workshop for the Delegations of Morocco and Iran in the city of Villeneuve, Italy from 10-12 July. The workshop is part of the WRF Developing Programme, which aims to develop the skills and quality of professional sports athletes and coaches worldwide.
It was led by professional international rafting coaches and instructors and focused on preparations for competitions, improving athletes’ training regimes and improving their technical abilities. The seminar also focused on safety in water sports thanks to the collaboration of a legend of rafting, David Alemanni.
Regarding the benefits and structure of the workshop, Mr El Mamoun, President of Fédération Royale Marocaine de Canoë Kayak and Responsible of the constitution of the new governing body for rafting sport in Morocco said:
“With the support of the WRF, Italian Rafting Federation and Rafting Aventure, we have provided useful training for more than 10 athletes by some of the leading international professionals in their fields.
Through the workshop, we are ensuring that our coaches and athletes have access to the latest best practices and techniques in the sport. We are working hard to be present at the Asian Championships in September, to organise the first African Championships in the coming springs and to arrive at the Senior Worlds with strong teams”.
Mr Ghazi Asgar, WRF Executive Board Member and Head of Delegation of the Iranian Iran Canoeing, Rowing & Sailing Federation at the last Euro Cup in Italy, said:
“During this seminar we discussed how rafting techniques should be, how training will be made systematic. For us, the workshop was very useful. This gives our athletes the chance to work with the latest best practices and techniques so they can improve their performances at competitions and their skills. Next goal is to organise a seminar in Asia to support all the WRF Members which are approaching rafting for the first time”.