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You and your pigeons – weekly programme

The first of RPRA Development Officer Richard Chambers’ new weekly programmes all about you and your pigeons is now available to watch.   Richard is asking for your stories that we can send out to lift the spirits of as many people as we can at this trying time. See his video below. Please send […]

Pigeon Racing and Coronavirus: UPDATE

The following content has been agreed by members of the Confederation including RPRA, NEHU, SHU, WHU but excluding the IHU. 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. […]

Contacting the RPRA HQ

Following Government coronavirus advice, the RPRA offices are now closed to visitors and a policy of homeworking is being implemented until further notice. Therefore, the way you contact the RPRA has changed.  A list of e-mail addresses and contact numbers is below.   We ask all members to use e-mail as the preferred option of […]

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 […]

RPRA Membership and Insurance 2020

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 are having to pass that cost on to members: membership fees remain at £10, but there […]

Airshow Calendar 2020

In these uncertain times, we are not sure when the racing season will start, but when it does finally get under way, in addition to the requirements contained within our rules regarding pigeon releases around active civil airfields, we ask members to be aware of the airshow season. With increased summer flight activity and the […]