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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 […]

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 […]

Racing and Avian Influenza

As the racing season is approaching, I feel it beneficial to comment on the possible impact of the current Avian Influenza position. As previously published in our guidance here, despite the high level of avian influenza outbreaks, gatherings of racing pigeons are still permitted under the General Licence. Therefore, inland racing is currently permitted and […]

CEO on Times Radio

RPRA CEO Ian Evans spoke to Mariella Frostrup on Times Radio’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ programme yesterday afternoon about the impact of Brexit on channel racing. Listen to the interview on the player below:   https://www.rpra.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Times-Radio-090222.mp3  

FCI World’s Best Pigeons 2021

The FCI has announced the results of its World’s Best Pigeons 2021 competition. Our congratulations to all of the British fanciers who qualified, both from the RPRA and the NEHU. These are: Mark Gilbert (RPRA) – 7th Speed Category Richard Goodier (RPRA) – 13th Speed Category Shaun McDonough (RPRA) – 19th Speed Category Mr & […]

BHW Show of the Year 2022

After a year off due to the Covid pandemic, the BHW Show of the Year returned to Blackpool over the weekend to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Thank you to everyone that made it the success that it was, under trying circumstances, and to the many visitors that came along. The results were as follows (subject […]

FCI Olympiad 2022, Romania

The 2021 Olympiad was postponed due to the Covid-19 measures, and will now take place from 12th-14th August 2022 in Oradea, Romania, in Sporting and Standard Classes. Sporting Classes Due to the re-arranging of the dates, each country can enter two teams: Team A – results to count from the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Team […]

Bird Flu – Advice on Shows and Exercising Birds

Given the increasing level of Avian Influenza restrictions present in the UK, we wish to provide some clarity in relation to pigeon shows and exercising pigeons. Please note, this information is accurate as of 30th November 2021. Please continue to visit the RPRA website or social media for updates. The following advice is published jointly […]

RPRA National Awards 2021

The RPRA National Awards for 2021 have now been determined. In a change to the way in which the awards were decided, the majority were decided by coefficient calculations, others by decision of the RPRA Council. The award winners are listed below – our congratulations to them all. (Click on the image to see the […]