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RPRA Membership and Insurance 2021

In March 2019 we reported on the launch of a new club insurance scheme (click the link to read about it), with the cost of the initial year’s policy being covered by the RPRA from existing reserves. From 2020 we have had to pass that cost on to members: membership fees remain at £10, but […]

Registration of NWHU Rings

With effect from 22nd February 2019 all rings issued by the North West Homing Union (NWHU) that are raced or shown under RPRA rules have to be registered with the RPRA by 1st April. This follows the decision taken by the RPRA council that all rings issued by unions that are not members of the […]

EU – Importing and Exporting Racing Pigeons

To provide members with a detailed overview of what is going on ‘behind the scenes’ at the RPRA in respect of Brexit and its impact on the import and export of racing pigeons to and from the EU, please refer to the latest correspondence sent to the APHA and EU Commission below. Please note that […]

French Low Emission Zones

The following information is up to date as at 8th February 2020. Please visit the website within the information below for updates. Low Emission Zones (LEZs) are areas where the most polluting vehicles are regulated. Usually this means that vehicles with higher emissions cannot enter the area. In some low emission zones the more polluting […]

Booking of RPRA liberation sites

To avoid jeopardising official RPRA liberation sites all liberations MUST be booked and paid for through RPRA HQ. This includes Race Programmes, Open Races, One Loft Races and Training Tosses. Please ensure 2021 Inland & Continental Race Programmes are completed on official forms and returned to RPRA HQ by Monday 1st March, along with a […]

Online BHW Show of the Year 2021

In the absence of the real thing, we held an online BHW Show of the Year 2021 over the weekend. There were virtual trade stands, an online charity auction, and fanciers entered 474 birds in 10 classes. The birds were judged online and the results are here. Our congratulations to all of the winners – […]

RPRA Awards 2020

Due to the current lockdown conditions, the RPRA Awards for 2020 had to be presented virtually, and the presentations were filmed for the YouTube video below:  The award winners are as follows – our congratulations to them all: Adult Short Distance 1st Place – Selby Thomas Memorial Trophy, Medallion and £100: Ron Williamson, Newry – GB18E05350 […]

A Message from the FCI President

As 2020 nears an end Istvan Bardos, the President of the Federation Colombophile Internationale (FCI) – the world governing body for pigeon racing – has issued a message to all member organisations and fanciers. Click on the image right to read the message.          

Vaccinating against Paramyxovirus

We understand that many of you at this time of year will have vaccinated or are about to vaccinate your pigeons against paramyxovirus. Paramyxovirus can significantly harm a pigeon’s health. Pigeon paramyxovirus infection is a notifiable disease. That means if you suspect your pigeon is infected you must tell the Animal and Plant Health Agency […]