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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
06/01/17 B.O.M. SPECIAL MEETING
The Board of Management met on 06/01/17 to discuss the current virus situation and where that leaves us in terms of this years racing season. As we still do not know whether or not a vaccine will be available, we advise that our members continue their season preparation as normal. Once we have a definitive answer to this question, (app. 10 days time), we will be able to make an informed decision on whether or not the 2017 racing season will go ahead. Loft flying may continue along with very strict bio-security measures. Members who live in close proximity should make the effort to work out a flying schedule between themselves to limit clashing.
05/01/17 IMPORTANT VIRUS INFORMATION
Please read the latest Press release that has been issued by the ANRPB (Australian National Racing Pigeon Board). It is posted in the “Important News” page, which link can be found at the top of this page. Thankyou.
04/01/16 : VIRUS UPDATE
Daily updates regarding the current virus situation can be viewed on the Melbourne Bird Veterinary clinic website. Direct link below.
30/12/16 IMPORTANT NOTICE
Due to the current virus concerns, the Breeders Plate Sale scheduled for 08/01/17 and the transport Squeaker Sale scheduled for the 16/01/17, have both been postponed until further notice. Updates will be posted as soon as any changes occur. Thank you.
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.
RESULTS: HAWKER 22/10/16
The winner of our 20th and very last race of the season from Hawker, 22/10/16, was J & M Portelli of the Altona City Club. With this, his fifth Federation win of the season, Michael took out first Fed by clocking a yearling Blue Bar Hen on Sunday morning at 6.34.26am resulting in a flying time of 12 hours, 40 minutes and 26 seconds and a winning velocity of 1161.34 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.
RESULTS: LONG/COMBINED SERIES 2016
The winner of the Long and Combined Series, along with the Short Series, is J & M Portelli of the Altona City Club. Michael won the Long series with a total pointscore of 215 points and 502 points for the Combined series. 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.
2016 Race Schedule
To view the 2016 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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