6th February, 2017 - A momentous day for our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, more...
See the result of the voting for the 2017 season: - click onto the following link, more...
See the 2017 Race Program: - Click onto, 'Race Info', then, 'Race Dates' or click onto the following link, more...
See WHO is WHO re the 2017 Season Committee Members: - Click onto, 'Info', then, 'Who's Who', or click onto the following link, more...
At the meeting of the NFC on 14 Jan 2017 the issue re the 2015 Tarbes winner was discussed, due to correspondence being received from members of the NFC objecting to the result. The issue was the fact that the ETS ring had been incorrectly assigned with the wrong life ring number, life ring was GB14A24284 but was assigned with GB14A24282, this should have been picked up when the bird was marked for the race, but it was not. It was discovered when the pigeon was verified, on further investigation by our secretary he was supplied with assignment sheets and previous race sheets by the person who assigned the birds to the clock, this evidence was scrutinised and it was found by our secretary that it had been a genuine mistake on the part of the person who had assigned the rings so the bird was given its time and placed on the result. The above information did not become known to any member of the committee until investigations were carried out into the Tarbes race 2016. After a full and frank discussion in committee, we as a committee accept that our secretary acted in good faith and in a manner of fair play. With regard to any objection, the committee decided that it was too late to object under RPRA rules and no further correspondence would be entered into on this matter. Should anyone be aggrieved by this decision they could appeal to the region. It is the hope of the committee that a line could be drawn under this issue; lessons learned and move the NFC forward. Phil Curtis, Chairman.
On behalf of the Officials and the Management Committee, we hope you all have had a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR and that the new year brings you the most success. Sid Barkel, Secretary.
Avian Influenza Latest News 13/12/16 - Dear Secretary We have been advised that all restrictions relating to racing pigeons and presumably show racers have been lifted. Members are asked to take every precaution against allowing contact with wild birds. Please do not allow pigeons to pick around on the ground or drink from the same water as wild birds Regards David Higgins, NE Region.
Statement from the National Flying Club re F Lloyd & E Kelly, click the link: - Statement
AUCTION SALES: - See the FRENCH Young Bird Derby auction sale, click onto 'Members' then 'AUCTION'.
Coutences Old Hens National race report: - click here for the full report
Coutences Young Bird National race report: - full race report here...
GOLDEN DUIF AWARDS COMPETITION - Stuart Wilcox is running for the first time, a UK & ROI Golden Duif Awards competition. The Golden Duif is the oldest and most prestigious award competition in Belgium and Holland. Enter now using the Golden Duif Entry Form. The Special Awards Ceremony will be held in February in Antwerp, Belgium.
See the Coutences National Hours of Darkness - Hours of Darkness
Latest Liberation News - Coutences YB & OH National Races. Wednesday 7th Sept. - At last the birds at Coutences have been liberated at 11.00 am in a light East South East wind turning to South South Easterly in England. Trevor informs me that the birds cleared well in a Northerly direction with the exception of three that have gone and sat on a nearby building. Thank you for your patience and to all the fanciers phoning and offering their support in a long and at times, difficult week. Philip Curtis.
Tarbes race report: - click here for the full report.
To all members of the National Flying Club
I wish to inform you that the National Flying Club will be holding in accordance with RPRA rule 169 a committee meeting within the next 14days to discuss the case of F Lloyd & E Kelly. The committee is very saddened by the events that took place over the Tarbes weekend and that such an occurrence put a huge cloud over the whole race. Compounded by national coverage of the event this is a very sad day for the sport of pigeon racing that is enjoyed by so many. We wish to inform members that the National Flying Club is satisfied that no other members of the organisation are involved in this occurrence. The National Flying Club will issue a further statement after the 169 meeting.
Philip Curtis, Chairman
CELEBRATING OUR PATRONS BIRTHDAY - We wish Her Majesty the Queen a very happy birthday! Don't forget Race 3 - Ancenis - incorporating HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN 90th birthday trophy presented by J K Edwards Esq. Read about our further celebrations - Click on to - HRH Birthday Celebrations
NOTICE - Our forum is now live, click on to 'Members' then select 'FORUM'.
Read the report of the 2016 AGM here- nfc agm2016.pdf
Numbers in Baskets
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Verify your race bird online SAVE THE PREMIUM RATE PHONECALL!
Once you have logged in as a member, (follow the login instructions on the login page), all members can now verify their birds re Racing Rule 26. Click on the 'Members' menu bar and then select 'RACE VERIFICATION'. Ensure you enter the correct details! You will receive an e-mail, now with a verification number, to prove your verification to the clock station.
2015 Race Entry Forms
Now available to download!