05/05/2020 - Geoff Armand and Richard Hulley from Victoria Falls visited some of the top performers in the UK together with their UK shipping agent Pieter Oberholster. This was to introduce fanciers to the Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race which is an annual yearling race scheduled for August 14th this year.
04/10/2019 - John Crehan and Jan Hooymans, the fanciers behind Team Hooymans UK, and racing as Crehan & O'Conner, can look back on another highly successful season. They won for instance a 1st National Carentan with Lilly Bear, and that was just one of many highlights for Team Hooymans UK.
16/09/2019 - The final race of the season for the Midlands National Flying Club took place on the 14th of September from Carentan in France. A total of 201 members entered 1947 young birds which were liberated at 9:30am into a light east north east wind. The forecast was for good visibility up to the French coast and throughout the English channel.
18/02/2019 - The following auctions ended Sunday 17th OF February: Kubacek Lubomir (CZ), Jeroen & Stijn Rans (BE), Thibaut-Boons (BE), Stef Bals (NL), Co & Piet Verbree (NL), Scheele Brothers (NL), John Crehan (UK) and Karlo van Rompaey (BE).
01/07/2018 - Adding another fantastic result to his already spectacular season, John Crehan of Salford wins first Three Counties Combine against 3,887 pigeons and 442 competing lofts. The winner was yet another of his direct Jan Hooymans’ pigeons.
20/06/2018 - Six hundred and twenty-nine members entered five thousand, one hundred and sixty pigeons into the National Flying Club race from Ancenis on 16th June 2018. They were liberated at 07.10CEST and the winner was clocked seven hours, twenty-nine minutes and forty-six seconds later at the Salford loft of John Crehan, also known as The Manchester Maestro.
22/10/2017 - John Crehan is now into his fourth full season of racing the Jan Hooymans' pigeons which are closely selected for him by the ace fancier from Kerkdriel. Each year, pigeons sent by Jan to John perform exceptionally and this last season has been no different.
20/01/2017 - After another successful season in 2016, John Crehan had two pigeons qualify for the UK Olympiad team in Brussels. Both bred by Jan Hooymans and raced by John, Olympic Jan qualified for the yearling class whilst Olympic Janette will be in the young bird class.
05/11/2016 - John Crehan of Salford first started racing Jan Hooymans' family of pigeons in 2014 with great success. The following years have seen the two fanciers further their collaboration resulting in incredible race results and an excellent season in 2016.