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IMPORTANT NOTICE 18th SEPTEMBER 2017

I have to inform you that with immediate effect following a meeting of the National Committee on Sunday 17th September 2017 Jim Mullen is no longer the Ring Secretary and that interim arrangements are in place until the post can be advertised. The Committee would like to thank Jim for his work.

Graham Giddings will take over the role of Ring Secretary and will remain in post until a suitable successor is found, thus ensuring continuity during the main ring buying period thereby causing the minimum of inconvenience to Members.  Graham, as a former NPA Secretary, is well known to many Members and is a ‘safe pair of hands’ to take over the role during this transitional period. 

The National Committee regrets that this change is necessary and is working to minimise any difficulties, which might result from the decision. Please be assured that the National Committee is working closely with the Secretary/Treasurer and interim Ring Secretary to ensure that Members do not experience any problems.

The email address for the Ring Secretary remains the same and has been transferred to Graham whose phone number is 01458 851617.

New membership/ring order forms for 2017/18, and new transfer forms are being produced and will be inserted into your next edition of Fancy Pigeon World which you will receive shortly, please ensure that you dispose of any previous forms, as using these may cause delays.  Using the new forms will ensure you receive your rings with the absolute minimum of delay. If you have already sent in your membership form & ring order for 2018 rings rest assured that these are in hand. New forms can be found in the Download section of the website.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding these changes please do not hesitate to contact any Committee Member, Graham Giddings or myself for clarification.

John S Harrison

Secretary/Treasurer on behalf of the NPA National Committee

Welcome to the National Pigeon Association Website

The NPA is the governing body of Fancy Pigeons in Great Britain.  We control the issue of rings, Championship Shows and the exhibiting of pigeons. The NPA supports affiliated breed clubs and societies, sometimes in the form of monetary grants and loans, to enable them to continue to provide shows of good quality for the benefit of the whole Fancy.

The NPA caters for over 200 varieties of Fancy and Flying Pigeons.  Many are old breeds from the United Kingdom but also breeds that have been imported and developed in this country.  Our aim is to breed and exhibit our stock at shows throughout the country from local clubs and agricultural shows to larger shows and Championship Shows organised by various clubs and societies.  Many of the breeds have their own individual breed club, but those that do not are catered for by the Variety Pigeon Club.  Fancy Pigeon shows may only be held under the rules of the NPA, and pigeons may only be exhibited bearing a ring issued by the NPA, or a recognised ring issued by the breed clubs of the various flying pigeons or rings issued by a recognised foreign club.  We issue Challenge Certificates at Championship Shows - a bird must win 5 Challenge Certificates (only 2 as a young bird) under 4 separate judges to be recognised as a True Champion.

The NPA has a wide variety of fanciers from the very experienced exhibitor to the novice, and are very keen to introduce young people into a rewarding and not necessarily expensive hobby

To read more about NPA Champion Birds please click here.....

If you wish your Champion Pigeon to feature on the website please email the details of your pigeons winning along with a photograph to helen@nationalpigeonassociation.org or to any committee member.