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All Party Parliamentary Group Meeting

A meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Pigeon Racing was held on Wednesday 19th October, chaired by Simon Mackown for Defra and attended by Les Blacklock, Chris Sutton, Richard Chambers and David Higgins (all representing the RPRA), Hazel Carter (Natural England), Chris Calow and Howard Jones (both RSPB), and Becca Blewett (Defra). The […]

Minibus still going strong

In 1998 Sylvia Smith of the Serve (Supporting Independence) organisation in Northamptonshire approached the BHW Show of the Year committee for assistance in purchasing a minibus, which was in service for 12 years. In April 2014 the Show of the Year helped to fund a replacement bus, and this second minibus is still going strong, […]

GB23 Ring Orders

We are currently accepting pre-orders of GB23 rings.  To order by post, click on the appropriate image below to download the form, and complete and send it to RPRA HQ with a cheque or postal order for the relevant payment. You may also pre-order rings over the phone, and paid up members may order through […]

One Loft Young Birds 2022 Final Race

The RPRA One Loft Young Birds 2022 Final Race took place today from Sennen Cove, a distance of 199 miles 264 yards.  297 birds were released at 09:00am and cleared online heading North West. The top 10 result is below. Click on the image to see the full result. Click here to see the Final […]

School Loft on The One Show

Last night’s edition of BBC1’s The One Show featured the school loft at Mount Carmel RC High School, Accrington, who fly with Oswaldtwistle HS. The episode is available on iPlayer for the next four weeks. Click on the image to go to the link. (The feature starts at around 03.45)    

RPRA One Loft Young Birds 2022 Hot Spot 4

One Loft Young Birds Hot Spot 4 took place today from East Prawle, a distance of 138 miles 775 yards. The 462 birds were liberated at 08:45am into a moderate head wind and they cleared in one group online. The first birds arrived back at 12.22pm and the provisional top 10 is below. Click on […]


The RPRA has today appointed a new CEO, Mr Chris Sutton. We wish Chris well in his new post. Thank you to all those who applied for this position. Les Blacklock RPRA President  

North West Region Secretary Vacancy

The North West Region Committee is seeking to appoint a new Region Secretary from January 2023.  Salary will be by negotiation. Further information can be obtained by contacting the current secretaries, David & Lesley Higgins, on 0113 250 4810. Letters of application to be sent to the Region President; Mr Phil Murray, 32 Willow Fold, […]

Region Awards 2022

Applications are now being taken for the RPRA Region Awards 2022. Individual Region details are below – click on the image to download a .pdf copy of the notice. Please note the various closing dates.  

RPRA One Loft Young Birds 2022 Hot Spot 3

One Loft Young Birds Hot Spot 3 took place today from Weymouth, a distance of 95 miles 1537 yards. The 526 birds were liberated at 08:20am and cleared well in one group into a SE wind. The first birds arrived at 09.49am and the provisional top 10 is below. Click on the image to see […]