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Nicola’s Flying High

Nicola Hey of Accrington & District Homing Society is receiving wide acclaim after sharing the Guy Barrett Trophy for 2012 with Kieran Doyle (see here). There is also a more in-depth article on Nicola’s local Accrington Observer website.        

BBC visits Kingsmead School Loft

The school loft at Kingsmead Technology College in Hednesford, Staffordshire, is steadily gaining a reputation for itself under the care of teacher and loft manager, Richard Chambers. So much so that BBC Midlands Today visited the loft to see for themselves the work that they are doing with pupils from both their own and neighbouring […]

Guy Barrett Trophy Winners 2012

The Guy Barrett Trophy is awarded to young RPRA members based not just on performance, but also on attitude to the sport and how the young fancier helps their club. In 2012 in particular the judges found it impossible to separate two individuals – Kieran Doyle from Workington, and Nicola Hey from Rossendale – and […]

Leighton makes it big in Japan

The latest edition of Japan’s leading pigeon racing magazine, Aikyunotomo, features an article on the Boughen family of Kings Lynn, Norfolk – dad Chris, mum Tracy and son Leighton. A party from the magazine spent a day with the family in September, looking around their loft and talking to them about their flying. A rough translation of […]

Accrington HS new starter initiative

Accrington & District Homing Society can offer a new starter package for junior entrants wishing to take up pigeon racing. The package includes the loan of a loft for 18 months to 2 years, the loan of a timing clock, and 10 young birds to start racing in 2013. In association with Hyndburn Borough Council […]

What a season for Jessica and Jonathan!

Jessica and Jonathan Williams from the Wirral have certainly had a season to remember with Saughall Massie Homing Society. Jessica tells us: “We were the highest price winner in Saughall Massie, we won the young bird average trophy, the young bird average points trophy, combined inland average trophy, combined inland average points trophy, F&E Woolley […]

Young & Intermediate Fanciers YB Competition

The RPRA Young & Intermediate Fanciers’ Competition was held over the first and fourth weekends in August. To ensure fairness across the UK, the results were calculated by use of the coefficient system. The best performance in each group on each weekend, as defined by the coefficient, wins £50 cash donated by Brittany Ferries. The […]

Heather makes a name for herself

Young Heather Daves, daughter of the RPRA One Loft Manager Jeremy, appeared on both the BBC Breakfast feature on pigeon racing, and in her local press, talking about her love of the sport. She’s just 7 years old, but has been racing for the last two years, and has a small loft and her own […]

Chloe’s over the moon!

Chloe Sherwood in Yeovil managed to get a free entry into the RPRA One Loft Race for her school, Ansford Academy, via the South West Region. She told us: “Guess what – when I looked on the schools’ result for Hotspot 1 we were actually 1st, winning £50 for my school! Our bird came 70th overall, 42 seconds behind […]