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2020 Rule Book now available

The RPRA’s 2020 Rule Book is now available to download by clicking on the image below. (Hard copies will also be available from RPRA HQ at The Reddings when we return after the current lockdown.)  Please note: We are no longer able to produce a Ring List under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.   […]

Pigeon Racing and Coronavirus

As of 23rd March the UK Government brought in further restrictions to limit the spread and impact of the coronavirus. As a direct result pigeon racing will be suspended until at least 23rd May 2020. The RPRA and other unions will continue to monitor the situation, and updates will be published when available. Furthermore, while […]

Statement from the President and Vice Presidents

RPRA and Covid-19 Dear Members, We hope all our members are safe and well, as we battle to overcome COVID-19. We find ourselves in a situation which we have not come across since World War 2. As a sport we have faced many challenges in recent times, i.e. PMV outbreak and Foot and Mouth, but […]

Contacting the RPRA

In accordance with Government coronavirus advice, the RPRA offices are currently closed to visitors. A policy of homeworking is being implemented until further notice, and a number of staff are currently on furlough. Therefore, the way you contact the RPRA has changed.  A list of e-mail addresses and contact numbers is below.   We ask […]

New RPRA Price List

A new RPRA Price List – as below – comes into effect from Wednesday 1st April 2020. (Click on the image to download a copy.)    

Annual General Meeting 2020

The 124th Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association took place at the Novotel Hotel, Long Eaton, Nottingham, on Friday 28th February. The minutes of the meeting can be downloaded here. The list of rule changes proposed prior to the meeting are here. The President and Vice Presidents who were re-elected at the […]

Assistance needed for dinosaur research

Researchers at the University of Birmingham studying dinosaur biology and evolution are currently engaged in a project to understand the growth strategies of dinosaurs, which involves studying the internal bone structure through growth in the limbs (wings and legs) of several species of living birds. They would like to study pigeon bones through growth as part […]

New RPRA Results Software

The RPRA has been rolling out a new results software for 2020, which is free to all member organisations. To obtain your free copy please e-mail the RPRA CEO Ian Evans to be added to the installation process on a first-come first-served basis. Each organisation requires a link to download the program, and will be issued with […]

Daniel Parker Appeal Charity Auction

Our charity auction in aid of the Daniel Parker Appeal has now ended. Our grateful thanks to all those that took part – the final results will be published shortly. Congratulations if you won one of the lots – you will receive an e-mail giving details of how to pay. Upon payment of the amount […]

Keelie and Aaryan on CBBC’s My Life

Two young RPRA members – 15 year old Keelie Wright from Magheralin, winner of the Guy Barrett Trophy for 2019, and Aaryan Witkowski of Rochdale, 12 – featured in CBBC’s ‘My Life’ programme on Tuesday 25th February. The programme follows them through a 12-month period as they navigate the highs and lows of the 2019 […]