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Ian Evans, RPRA CEO

It is with great sadness that I report that our CEO Ian Evans is leaving the Association in July. I wish Ian and his family well in his new employment. Ian has been CEO for over 5 years. In that time, he has faced unprecedented issues: Avian Flu and its implications for the pigeon sport, […]

Free RPRA Results Software

The RPRA rolled out a new results software in 2020, which is free to all member organisations. Since then over 500 organisations have taken advantage of the opportunity. To obtain your club’s free copy please e-mail [email protected], quoting your club name and number, to be added to the installation process on a first-come first-served basis. […]

Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

The Avian Influenza Code of Practice has been updated and may be downloaded here.  The code is based on the legal requirements, and every member and organisation should read the document. In addition, it will provide clarity in respect of what can be done if your loft is situated within a disease control area.  To […]

Online ordering system

RPRA members and affiliated organisations are able to pay membership subscriptions and order rings through our online ordering system. Click on the image on the right to begin. As with the automated transfer system, individual members will need to enter their own RPRA loft number and the e-mail address that we have recorded for them […]

RPRA Membership and Insurance 2022

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

Since 2019 all rings issued by the North West Homing Union (NWHU) that are raced or shown under RPRA rules have had 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 British Confederation should […]

Vaccinating against Paramyxovirus

It is that time of year when many fanciers will have vaccinated – or are about to vaccinate – their pigeons against paramyxovirus. This is necessary for you to be able to race or show your birds. To be clear about the vaccines you should be using, the Government’s Veterinary Medicines Directorate has approved two […]

Airshow Calendar 2022

With the pigeon racing season fast approaching, we ask that in addition to the requirements contained within our rules regarding pigeon releases around active civil airfields, members need to be aware of the airshow season. The resumption of airshows will bring increased summer flight activity, and we would ask all fanciers living within the vicinity […]

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 2022 Inland & Continental Race Programmes are completed on official forms and returned to RPRA HQ by Tuesday 1st March, along with a […]