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Notice of RPRA Council Meeting

A Meeting of the Council of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will take place on Friday 26th October (2pm) at the Novotel Hotel, Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4EP (M1 Junction 25). Members wishing to attend this meeting and observe may do so, and will be most welcome. Ian Evans Chief Executive

Auction of One Loft Race 2018 Young Birds

The auction of the RPRA One Loft 2018 young birds is now running on the dedicated RPRA auction website until Sunday 21st October. The full detailed list of the birds being auctioned can be downloaded here, the lot numbers being determined by the birds’ finishing places in the Final Race. The final Ace Pigeon rankings […]

GB 2019 Ring Orders

We are now taking pre-orders for GB19 rings. Click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA.  Please note – individual members purchasing 2019 rings must have their 2019 membership fee paid to their relevant Region Secretary before […]

British Olympiad Show

The RPRA British Olympiad Show takes place at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre on Sunday 18th November (9am-5pm). Entry to the show is by ticket: £6 (plus £1 booking fee ) in advance, or £10 on the door. Tickets are available from www.ticketquarter.co.uk or phone 0344 800 0410. In addition to the Olympiad classes the following classes will be […]

RPRA CEO on Absolute Radio

RPRA Chief Executive Ian Evans was a guest on Absolute Radio’s Dave Berry Breakfast Show this morning, chatting to Dave about pigeon racing. Click on the image to hear the full interview.      

Pigeons ‘Ball’ the way

Karla Ball is a young lady who loves spending time with her pigeons. Ever since the day she was born Karla has been around pigeons, as her father Lee was a keen pigeon keeper, and the week after being home from hospital he introduced her to them. As Karla grew older she took on more […]

RPRA CEO on Chris Evans Breakfast Show

RPRA Chief Executive Ian Evans was a guest on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show this morning, chatting to Chris about pigeon racing. Click on the image to hear the full interview.      

Kickstarter for animated film ‘Pigeons’

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is supporting an experimental short animated film titled ‘Pigeons’, about “an inquisitive, bohemian pigeon living in a world oppressed by militant swans”. Carla Tarnawski says “As you might know, the NFTS has won the Animation BAFTA for the fourth year in a row and last year ‘Inanimate’ – one […]

RPRA Membership Consultation

RPRA Members Consultation – by Ian Evans RPRA CEO For some time now I have been intending to consult the membership on an individual basis, to gain their thoughts on certain aspects of the RPRA and our sport. To start this process I have collated 6 questions to provide members with the opportunity to have […]

One Loft Final Race 2018

After a non-starter on Sunday, the One Loft Final Race 2018 took place on Monday from Alnwick, a distance of 235 miles 898 yards.  810 birds were liberated at 7.00am into high broken cloud and a WSW wind to SW en route.    The first bird arrived back at 2.42pm, and the top 10 is […]