Brixton Wings were hosted by Carlow Regional Youth Services (CRYS), who also had 12 young participants from Carlow, and were the main partners of the exchange. Together the 24 young people kayaked in Carlow, rowed on the lakes of Killarney and 'ran a mud slide' in west Cork. The young people worked in mixed teams or squads so as to help nurture and develop lifelong skills and friendships that underpinned the basis for the cultural exchange.