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Lobby your MP to join the APPG

As you will be aware the All Party Parliamentary Group for pigeon racing has been set up to raise awareness of our sport and support proposed solutions to the ongoing issues our sport has to endure. Please take the time to download and complete the letter below and send to your relevant MP to encourage […]

Part-time Development Officer vacancy

The RPRA is seeking to employ a part-time Development Officer (2½ days per week), working over a regional area, as part of a pilot project over a period of 12 months to increase participation in pigeon racing by raising awareness of the sport. If the project is proved successful then the term of the project will […]

RPRA Drug Testing Programme 2018

Council of the RPRA has approved drug testing for the 2018 season For 2018 the RPRA will be using a UK-based laboratory for its drug testing programme. There will be a number of amendments to the process, contained within Appendix G of the RPRA Rules, which include the following: • Only trained personnel will be […]

Important Notice – Puncturing Clocks Audit

Please note that any puncturing clock needs to be re-registered at The Reddings prior to the start of the 2018 racing season. Failure to do so will disqualify the clock from any future use. Puncturing clocks may not be sold, loaned or disposed of, for the use of any other person in any RPRA competition. […]

Kickstarter for new ‘Birdmen’ book

Award-winning photographer Zak Waters has launched a crowdfunding page on Kickstarter to help realise the publication of his pigeon racing book in Great Britain entitled Birdmen. Zak says “Birdmen has been a labour of love for me over the years as I travelled the country meeting some amazing individuals who are part of the pigeon […]

Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

IMPORTANT You will be aware that over recent years the presence of Avian Influenza within domestic birds has resulted in the movement of certain birds being restricted. This could potentially have a devastating impact on pigeon racing and showing. However, to date Defra’s risk based approach in relation to pigeons has resulted in a limited […]

Enhancements to RPRA One Loft

RPRA One Loft Manager, Jeremy Davies, has been working hard on enhancements to the lofts at Birtsmorton over the winter. See his video report of developments below.    

RPRA Auction Site Open to Members

Following the success of the RPRA One Loft and Raptor Alliance auctions, and private auctions for Alan Reed of Blackwood and former One Loft winner Dr Srikrishnamurthy, we have now opened the RPRA auction website up to our members. If you have a group of pigeons to sell, or are having a clearance sale, why […]

Diggle Primary School to build its own loft

Diggle Primary School in Oldham has received funding of £1,000 from the RPRA to enable it to build a pigeon loft in its school grounds, and encourage more youngsters to get involved with the sport. The project is spearheaded by one of the school’s teachers – keen pigeon fancier, Chris Ryan. Read an in-depth article […]

BHW Show of the Year 2018

The BHW Show of the Year 2018 took place in Blackpool over the weekend 20th-21st January. The largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the UK descended on the Winter Gardens for the two-day event that has something for everyone, whether you are a veteran flyer, new member, or just curious about pigeons, from trade stands, […]