Azerbaijan Rowing Federation Implementing Projects to Popularize The Sport

Society Materials 30 April 2008 13:58 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 April / Trend corr R. Ergun/ The administration of the Azerbaijan National Rowing Federation (ANRF) held a meeting with students of secondary schools in Baku, who were interested in rowing.

"Academic rowing, canoe and kayak are more developed in Azerbaijan," Fikrat Zeynalov, Secretary General of ANRF, said at the event.

The Azerbaijani academic rowing national team recently participated in the international tournament Don in Rostov, Russia. Javid Afandiyev, a member of the national team, secured 4th place amongst 61 sportsmen.

At the event, the national team played academic rowing, canoe and kayak for the students.

The students were included into the rowing study groups in order to further popularize this sport in Azerbaijan.

The event was organized by the Baku Central Youth and Sports Administration, National Olympic Committee, Ministry of Youth & Sports with the assistance of Naval Forces.