By Duncan Mackay

Eron MainMarch 2 - The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) have appointed Canadian Eron Marin as its first full-time secretary general, they have announced. 

Main, who has been involved in the sport for 20 years, has served on the IWRF's Board of Directors since 2002. 

He introduction to the sport came as a volunteer in 1993 in Ottawa, where soon after he became a referee officiating games across Canada and the United States.

In 2002 he was appointed as the IWRF's Technical Commissioner, and served in that
role through 2010.

Main is a graduate of Bachelor of Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba and a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto in social sciences.

He has had a long career with Canadia's Federal Public Service and the Canadian Forces and is also a former chief executive of British Columbia Rowing.

Main has been employed on a part-time basis by the IWRF as secretary general since
September 2010, and will become the Federation's first full-time employee, based at its new headquarters in Delta, British Columbia.

"This is an exciting time for our organisation, and I am pleased that Eron has agreed to be our secretary general," said John Bishop, the IWRF President.

"Having access to his experience and skills on a full-time basis will be a great benefit to our members around the globe, as well as for the sport itself."

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