The Western Pigeon Federation was founded in Melbourne Australia in 1972. The Federation conducts pigeon races for fanciers in the western areas of Melbourne for over 120 members. The races are on four tracks west, northwest, north and northeast. There is also a race from Tasmania every season. The season starts in early July with a race from 200kms and ends in November with a race from 950kms.

PRESIDENT: RAY RUSSELL 

SECRETARY: MICHAEL PORTELLI

RING SECRETARY: PAULINE PULIS

 

IMPORTANT NEWS:

2019 WPF / VRPU PRESENTATION NIGHT :

After a great night last year, the WPF presentation night will once again be held in conjunction with the VRPU at Firenze receptions in Faulkner on the 29/11/19. Please click on the flyer below to view all the details.

 

You may have heard that Dr. Colin Walker from Knox Vet clinic has retired. He has retired from the Knox clinic but is still very active at his company, The Australian Pigeon Co. The Knox clinic is still open and is now known as the Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic. Dr Matt Gosbell, Dr. Pat Macwhirter and their team can assist with any bird health issues you may have. Flyers wanting to order products from Colin at the Australian Pigeon Co. should note that the phone number has changed. (see below) Colin has also relaunched the Australian Pigeon Co. website…it is full of current veterinary information etc. with this month’s topic being PMV vaccination. To access all areas of the website, simply use the password “pigeonloft”. Colin also wanted flyers to know that even though he has retired from his practice, WPF members are always welcome to call him for advice.

www.auspigeonco.com.au 

to access all areas of the website, use password “pigeonloft”

Australian Pigeon Co. orders: 0450 400 034

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBERATION REPORT:  MURRAY BRIDGE  14/9/19

In today’s race from Murray Bridge, 14/9/19,1639 WPF birds competing from 70 lofts along with 299 Geelong birds from 27 lofts, for a total of 1938 birds competing from 97 lofts were released at 8.40 am. At the race point, there is high cloud with a 7 km/p/h Northerly wind. Upon release, the birds all cleared in one group within two minutes. For their trip home the birds are expected to encounter sunny conditions with light winds for most of the trip. In the Melbourne area winds are expected to shift West to N/Westerly 15-20 km/p/h after midday and then shift North to N/Westerly 15-25 km/p/h later in the day. Don’t forget production of clocks is at 7pm. All the best to all.

Co-ordinates for today’s race:

Lat:   -35     06     56.9          Long:    139     18      12.7

 

 

 

RESULTS:  MURRAY BRIDGE  07/9/19

The winner of the twelfth race of the season from Murray Bridge was D. Hunter and R. Bolton of the Melton Invitation Club. Clocking a yearling Blue Chequer Hen at 13.27.06 gave Dave a winning velocity of 1619.275 m.p.m. This is their first Federation win of the season and on behalf of all the members we congratulate them on their win.

 

 

RESULTS: 2019 $30,000 BREEDERS PLATE – MURRAY BRIDGE

The winner of this years’ $30,000 Breeders Plate race from Murray Bridge was D. Hunter and R.Bolton who fly with the Melton Invitation Club in the WPF. Dave clocked a yearling Blue Chequer Hen at 3.12.44 pm which gave them a velocity of 1197.134 m.p.m. AND a $30,000 1st prize cheque! On behalf of the Board of Management and all the members of the WPF, we sincerely congratulate them both on their win. If you too would like a chance at winning, the first sale for next years Breeders Plate is on 22/11/19. All the details can be found if you click on the ‘Special races/Sales’ link at the top right-hand side of this page. You’ve got to be in it to win it!!!

 

 

2020 BREEDERS PLATE & 2020 TRANSPORT/SQUEAKER SALES

For all details on our 2020 Transport/Squeaker Sales and the 2020 WPF Breeders Plate, please click on the “Special Races/Sales link on the top of our page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESULTS: SHORT SERIES 2018

The winner of the Short Series for 2018, was J & M Portelli of the Altona City Club.  Michael won the Short series by 81 points, with a total pointscore of 307 points.  On behalf of all the members of the Federation, we congratulate him on his win.

RESULTS:   LONG SERIES 2018

The winner of the Long Series for the 2018 season was J & J Pulis of the Deer Park Club. John and Joe won the Long series with a total pointscore of 134.  On behalf of all the members of the Federation, we congratulate them on their win.

RESULTS: COMBINED SERIES 2018

The winner of the combined series for 2018 was J & M Portelli of the Altona City Club.  Michael won the combined series with a total pointscore of 421 points.  On behalf of all the members of the Federation, we congratulate him on his win.

 

 

 

Transfer cards are available to download…just click on ‘FORMS’ at the top of the page to locate.

2017 Race Schedule

To view the 2017 Race Schedule please click on the link at the top of this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you found a racing pigeon?  Please click below to report it.  (If it has a ring on its’ leg it’s a racing pigeon)

Please note: This number is ONLY for the reporting of lost racing pigeons.  If you find a wild pigeon or any other type of bird and are unsure of what to do with it, please contact either the RSPCA or your local veterinary clinic.

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