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Latest Race Reports

July 10, 2019
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Press Report Fougeres 2019

The first race of the season for the National Flying Club will go down as one of the most disappointing starts to any racing season. There is a lot of discontent voiced by the members as the decision to liberate proved inadequate and as a consequence the Race…
July 10, 2019
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Press Report Cholet 2019

The programmed National Flying Club Ancenis race had to take place from Cholet due to the liberation site not being available for the 2019 season. The third race of the season for the National Flying Club was held on the 15th June from Cholet with the 3500…
July 10, 2019
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Press Report Tarbes 2019

The first place in National Flying Club Tarbes Grand National is the most coveted title in the UK pigeon sport without exception. It presents the biggest haul of silverware that can be won in any race in the country, accumulated in more than 100 years of the…
July 10, 2019
2586

Press Report Messac 2019

The second race of the season for the National Flying Club took place on the 1st of June from Messac, France. A total of 5128 pigeons were entered by 602 members from Scotland, Wales and England which were liberated at 7:15am into a clear blue sky and light…

COVID-19 Announcement 11th May 2020

Considering the uncertainty of when the restrictions preventing us from racing our pigeons will be lifted, the Committee of the National Flying Club have decided that we will hold our first National race one month after the Royal Pigeon Racing Association allowed us to train and race our pigeons. Our thinking is that we envisage most federations will begin their race programme one or two weeks after the all clear has been given to allow for a period of road training, which will ensure fitness in our birds before the competitive season begins, and after one or two of these federation races our birds should be ready to compete in a National. As we all know, his is a far from ideal situation but careful consideration has been given to allow us to decide to either join the existing race program from the second race or a decision will be made along those lines as the situation unfolds.

 

The RPRA are due to announce a protocol in which we are to conduct the race marking etc and the NFC will strictly adhere to their guidelines, as we will also have to give due consideration not only to when we can hold our first race but how. The current marking stations will need to be confirmed and also consideration given to the delay in postal services for the postal entry deadline as it is determined within our rules for entry. Further announcements will follow as the situation unfolds and we are pleased that the NFC transport contractors are more than willing to accommodate us, as it has become clear we may have to change some of our race dates, as determined by the RPRA Councils decision.

Keep safe.

News and views to me Chris Sutton on 01530 242548 or email

 

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