Latest news from the National Flying Club is that the Chairman Paul Naum has decided to cancel the AGM for 2020 as racing is due to begin and it would have to be held on a race day which is clearly counterproductive. The balance sheet has previously been sent to all members and any queries should be directed to the Chairman or Treasurer where they would be more than happy to assist. The proposition votes have been submitted online or by post and the results can be included in the handbook,…
Propositions for Season 2021 In accordance with R.P.R.A. Rules, members are required to vote on the following proposals. Please place a mark in the ‘For’ box if you are in favour. Place a mark in the ‘Against’ box if you are not in favour on the voting paper you will receive. If you have not yet received your voting paper it can be downloaded here Please return the voting paper to :- Mr. & Mrs. S. Barkel, Secretaries NATIONAL FLYING CLUB 21 Ridley Avenue Ryhope, Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR2 0SF…
The NFC auction sale will commence on Thursday 18th March and will run until Saturday 27th March. This sale will comrpise of the best birds in the United Kingdom, from winners, Section winners and birds bred in the purple. The auction sale is being hosted by: - www.comparethepigeon.com Visit the website www.CompareThePigeon.Com and get yourself ready to bid for the best!
Great news! The National Flying Club Committee have managed to secure the venue to hold a double presentation for the 2020 and 2021 season. A great weekend of celebration in the beautiful resort of Torquay with the 2020 presentation taking place on the Friday evening, followed by the 2021 presentation continuing as planned on the Saturday. This is a fantastic opportunity to give due recognition to the National Flying Club winners over two seasons in one weekend by the sea. Plans are forging…
RPRA STATEMENT: - "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 The RPRA and other Unions will continue to monitor the situation.Updates will be published when available. Furthermore, the following applies to all members: Training of pigeons is classed as non-essential travel and is therefore strictly prohibited. Ian Evans CEO."
RPRA Statement - Advice for all members: - "As of 23rd March the government brought in further restrictions to limit the spread and impact of the coronavirus pandemic. We understand that many members will be very worried about how to care for their pigeons especially if you keep them at a location away from home. Some key points to consider: Attending to the basic needs of your pigeons should be considered as ‘essential’, such travel is allowed – but you still need to comply with all of the latest government guidance. Further advice: Be prepared. Planning ahead is essential and you should have alternative arrangements ready in case you are unable to attend to your pigeons for any reason. The most important scenario to plan for is how your pigeons will be cared for if you become ill – ensure you have arrangements with your friends, family or fellow fanciers to be able to look after your pigeons in your absence. Q&A: I am self-isolating, but I feel OK. Can I go to my pigeons as normal? If you develop any kind of symptoms such as a raised temperature or persistent cough, current government guidance is that you should self-isolate for a minimum of seven days. Any pigeons kept away from home will have to be looked after by someone else for your period of self-isolation. Try to ensure that you always have enough food to last a fortnight at the loft. I have been diagnosed with Covid-19. What should I do ? If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19, the government guidance is that you must not leave your house, unless you are being moved to a hospital. So, someone else will need to look after your pigeons until you have recovered. You must not be tempted to continue looking after your pigeons until after you have recovered. Ian Evans CEO"
At this moment, the National Flying Club are monitoring the situation.
RPRA Statement: -Since the Governments latest announcement and guidance released yesterday afternoon there have been conversations ongoing in relation to a proposed delay to the start of Racing. You will be aware that the Governments guidance included avoiding pubs, clubs and other community gatherings. Race marking etc are classed as a community gathering. I can now confirm that the decision has been taken to suspend all racing until 25th April 2020. While no one wants to see racing postponed I am sure everyone will realise and accept that this decision has been taken in the interest of all our members and the wider community. All liberations booked prior to the 25th April 2020 will be cancelled and the liberation sites informed of this decision. We hope that racing will commence on 25th April. However, this is very much dependent on developments, advice and guidance available at the time. In addition clubs and organisations should consider cancelling meetings, sales and any other gathering. Where possible all racing organisations will be informed of the above steps via email and also given further information in relation to the requirements to submit updated amended race programmes. Ian Evans CEO
We appreciate that these are unprecedented times for us all. We will endeavour to continue to share relevant and appropiate information and guidance as soon as practicle. Please stay safe and healthy.
The general memberships race distances have now, for the 2020 season, been uploaded to this site. Ensure you have logged in to check out your distances especially for the clubs new race points, Pau (Int) and Nort-sur-Erdre! Click on, 'Members Area', then, 'My Race Distances'.