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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
2016 BREEDERS PLATE RESULTS
The winner of the 2016 Breeders Plate race is J & L Shore of the Greater Melbourne Federation. John and Linda won the Breeders Plate race by clocking a yearling Blue Bar Hen in 7 hours 26 minutes and 44 seconds, giving them a winning velocity of 1482.415 m.p.m. On behalf of all the members of our Federation we congratulate them on their win.
LIBERATION REPORT : HAWKER 22/10/16
In today’s race from Hawker, 22/10/16, 1546 WPF birds competing from 67 lofts along with 886 VRPU and app. 200 Geelong birds, for a total of 2632 birds were released at 7.15am. Conditions at the race point were clear and sunny with a light Southerly wind. Upon release app. 2000 birds left the race point within four minutes with app. 500 birds remaining at the race point and leaving in small groups over the next ten minutes. For the long trip home, the birds are expected to encounter mostly clear conditions with some cloud and Southerly winds 20-35km/p/h for the majority of the trip home, with showers expected in Melbourne in the late afternoon and early evening. Don’t forget production of clocks is at 8pm on Saturday night or if no birds are clocked, 7pm Sunday. All the very best to all.
Co-ordinates for the outside Federations are:
Latitude: -31 53 39.2 Longitude: 138 25 8.6
RESULTS: COBAR NATIONAL 08/10/16
The winner of our 19th race of the season, the Cobar National, 08/10/16, was G. Callejan & Son of the Altona City Club. Gary took out first Fed by clocking a yearling Blue Bar Pied Hen, in 11 hours, 35 minutes and 11 seconds, giving him a winning velocity of 1029.294 m.p.m. On behalf of all the members of our Federation, we congratulate him on his win.
RESULTS: SHORT SERIES 2016
The winner of the Short Series for 2016, was J & M Portelli of the Altona City Club. Michael won the Short series by 23 points, with a total pointscore of 286 points. On behalf of all the members of the Federation we congratulate him on his win.
FRANK DANKO, VRPU flyer, is having a complete disposal sale on the 07/10/16. For all the details, please click on the ‘Sales/Special Races’ link on the top of this page.
Transfer cards are available to download…just click on ‘FORMS’ at the top of the page to locate.
2016 Race Schedule
To view the 2016 Race Schedule please click on the link at the top of this page.
END OF SEASON RESULTS:
The 2015 Season has come to an end and we would like to congratulate the following flyers for their accomplishments this year.
AGGREGATE WINNER: COMBINED SERIES J & M. PORTELLI
AGGREGATE WINNER : SHORT SERIES SMITH & HENRY
AGGREGATE WINNER : LONG SERIES L. PALIGORA
AGGREGATE WINNER : SECTION ONE J & J. PULIS
AGGREGATE WINNER : SECTION TWO SMITH & HENRY
AGGREGATE WINNER : SECTION THREE J & M. PORTELLI
AGGREGATE WINNER : WEST SECTION S & K & S. VELLA
AGGREGATE WINNER : NORTH/WEST SECTION DAVE HUNTER
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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