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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Rugby

IWRF CEO Eron Main steps down

"I feel that I have accomplished what I set out to achieve when we established the IWRF as an independent federation 10 years ago, and the time is right for me to move on to new opportunities" 16 Jan 2020
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Eron Main has been part of the IWRF in all sorts of capacity for over 25 years
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By IWRF

After 10 years as the Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF), Eron Main will be stepping down from this position with effect from 15 March 2020.

The IWRF President, Richard Allcroft, said, “I would like to take the opportunity to thank Eron Main for his huge contribution to wheelchair rugby for over 25 years. Eron was involved in many different parts of the sport starting as a referee and technical official, chair of the Competitions Committee, then operating as the Secretary General as well as the Paralympic technical delegate. He was also instrumental in the IWRF obtaining its independence in 2010, operating as a volunteer for many years. He has also been a big part of the wider Paralympic Movement, including many years on the IPC Sports Council, and is well known and respected throughout.” 

Eron Main said: “I want to express my gratitude to the IWRF and all the members of the wheelchair rugby family for what they have given me over the last 25 years. I am proud of the organisation and the sport that we have built together. I feel that I have accomplished what I set out to achieve when we established the IWRF as an independent federation 10 years ago, and the time is right for me to move on to new opportunities. Wheelchair rugby will always be a part of my life and I am sure that I will remain involved in the sport and in the Paralympic Movement in the future.”

IWRF board of directors including Eron Main (third from top right)

 

The IWRF Board will be taking the opportunity to review it’s executive and organisational structure before deciding how to proceed to fill the position of CEO and Secretary General. In the interim, day-to-day operations and communications will be handled through the existing IWRF standing committees, which will report directly to the Board. Administrative duties that had previously been dealt with by the CEO will be outsourced.

The 2020 IWRF General Assembly will be held in the last quarter of this year. At that time, the Board will update the membership on the structural review and the future of the IWRF.