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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 […]

Nicola’s Flying High

Nicola Hey of Accrington & District Homing Society is receiving wide acclaim after sharing the Guy Barrett Trophy for 2012 with Kieran Doyle (see here). There is also a more in-depth article on Nicola’s local Accrington Observer website.        

Guy Barrett Trophy Winners 2012

The Guy Barrett Trophy is awarded to young RPRA members based not just on performance, but also on attitude to the sport and how the young fancier helps their club. In 2012 in particular the judges found it impossible to separate two individuals – Kieran Doyle from Workington, and Nicola Hey from Rossendale – and […]

Accrington HS new starter initiative

Accrington & District Homing Society can offer a new starter package for junior entrants wishing to take up pigeon racing. The package includes the loan of a loft for 18 months to 2 years, the loan of a timing clock, and 10 young birds to start racing in 2013. In association with Hyndburn Borough Council […]

What a season for Jessica and Jonathan!

Jessica and Jonathan Williams from the Wirral have certainly had a season to remember with Saughall Massie Homing Society. Jessica tells us: “We were the highest price winner in Saughall Massie, we won the young bird average trophy, the young bird average points trophy, combined inland average trophy, combined inland average points trophy, F&E Woolley […]

Young & Intermediate Fanciers YB Competition

The RPRA Young & Intermediate Fanciers’ Competition was held over the first and fourth weekends in August. To ensure fairness across the UK, the results were calculated by use of the coefficient system. The best performance in each group on each weekend, as defined by the coefficient, wins £50 cash donated by Brittany Ferries. The […]