21/11/2011 - My name is Richard Chambers and I am a teacher and the loft manager at the Kingsmead Technology College School Pigeon Loft. We have set up a racing pigeon loft at the school to try and encourage more young people into the sport, and also to give young people at our school an alternative to the Playstation’s Xboxes and TV screens that so many of our students are dedicating there spare time to.
18/11/2011 - The eagle may be the symbol of American freedom and military might, but no eagle ever received France's Croix de Guerre for valor, or saved the lives of 1,000 troops trapped behind enemy lines, or walked five miles to deliver vital information after being shot out of the sky.
17/10/2011 - Children and pigeons, pigeons and children…it’s still an amazing thing! Goose bumps every Friday after school! Parents, grand-parents and little brothers and sisters…They all come to have fun with their feathered friends!
12/10/2011 - A classic section of the rating of a pigeon, is the judgement of the eye. Every pigeon fancier, wherever in the world, always looks at the eye during the rating of a pigeon. And if you ask: what do you see, then you receive thousands of different answers.
20/09/2011 - The second weekend of September was summery, even sultry to oppressively warm, through the warm air with a high degree of humidity coming in from the south. The pigeons then achieved quite high speeds, whereby the following fanciers managed to achieve nice performances:
07/09/2011 - Saturday the 3rd of September was one with a summer alloy. Plenty of sunshine, temperatures flirting with the 30° and almost windless, in short 100% trustworthy and a dream for the majority of fanciers, which yielded the following ‘nice performances’:
06/09/2011 - September has arrived, which also means that the end of the pigeon season is in sight. On Satyrday we enjoyed a rare summers day, on Sunday the rain and inadvertant weather was once again the master of the weather picture. A weekend with 2 sides to it, in which the following fanciers managed to achieve ‘nice performances’:
03/09/2011 - In the Netherlands the 'late races' and the game with the youngsters is in full swing. This produces a nice number of participating pigeons everywhere and the following 'nice performances':
22/08/2011 - Just like the previous weekends, there were a lot of races on the programme in the Netherlands. An overview of the best performances can be found in our Nice Performances of the Netherlands.
30/07/2011 - Despite the changeable and rainy weekend, several lofts still managed to achieve great performances, even dominate the races. In the Netherlands it produced the following good performances:
21/07/2011 - A few Dutch races were liberated on Friday in very nice and excellent racing weather, a few other competitions were raced on Saturday in rainy conditions, though supported by a strong tailwind… a big contrast! Both weather types had their shiners and that gave the following ‘nice performances’: