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In 2020 we will be looking at establishing a Brand New Racing Club.

 

The West Region Combine ( W.R.C)

 

Before going into details of our plans,

This clubs Foundation will live or die by firstly the vote of the LRPF members at their 2020 AGM, all the below will be proposed , If members vote To convoy as the WRC for these races ,,this is what we would be looking at creating........

 

( again I stress this is a guide line ,,,I.e dates and race points are not set in stone, also no one will lose their identity as Federations)

 

THE W.R.C

 

Open to all lofts Currently situated in the boundaries of West Region of either SNFC or SNRPC

Will consist of

3/4 inland old bird races

1 Young bird race

 

(These boundaries have been in place for decades, yes their will be some that want XYZ inc, but to get this off the ground we must build on what is already their)

 

Transportation will be that of LRPF, unless over 8000 Birds where alternative Geraldy transport will be added.

The W.R.C will be Controlled by the LRPF Race Control team.

 

( In essence it will run exactly like the Lanarkshire Social Circle has done successfully for Decades )

 

Central Marking will take place in EUROFAB Factory for the WRC races,

Situated in Newhouse industrial estate, directly off the M8 Motorway

Which provides a Dry , Clean environment and cover for over 500 plus fanciers their birds, Toilet facilities and Also will adequate car parking for Fanciers. With Transporter being loaded undercover infront of the members,,as the birds are marked and watered.

Also gives us flexibility in terms of basketing times.

 

( the Use of this factory will be donated by the Macaloney Family)

 

The WRC will race under SHU rules

( those who are not SHU members can simply, apply)

 

If all Federations within the Region Get on board

The WRC will consist of 3 sections

Lanarkshire ( any south Lanarkshire members who wish to join the WRC will be inc in this section)

Glasgow

Ayrshire

 

TheFederation boundary’s are already in place for each of the WRC Sections,,,any West Region member that is not in any of these Federations will be placed in the Section nearest his or her location for the Combine result.

 

( these Feds will be obviously urged to vote also to convoy with the WRC insuring we are all together)

 

The WRC Open result will consist of the fastest 50 birds from each Section

Thus giving a fair display across the Combine.

 

we are looking at Each Section having the same prize money for the 1,2,3 places

1st £250

2nd £150

3rd £100

 

A £5 NOM will be in place across the WRC Open result

No limit on the amount of birds that can be NOMINATED.

( 75% will go to the winners of the First NOM bird )

( 25% will be retained by the Club to help with running costs)

 

A £10 Loft pool will also be available for those wishing to enter.

Again paid out in a 75% -25%

 

(We would encourage that the competing Federations also have their own Open race on these days, as they have done in the past, thus providing alternative pools for their members, again the above is guide lines of what we could have. )

 

Presentation Night ( free )

Seasons 4/5 race Winners

- 4/5 major Trophies that will be the future Historical Refs for the club

12 Section winners - Medals

 

WRC ACE Birds Awards

worked on points system, a Top 10 will issued

( each Section 50 points for 1st, 1 point for 50th etc)

Most points wins, and so on, listed 1-10

 

Depending on running costs the ACE bird will the most prestigious prize in the WRC receiving in the regions of £1000.

Insuring the Multi Performance birds get true accolades.

 

Extra Funding.

An Annual sale will be held , containing Birds from the best lofts in Europe to boost funds.

Sponsorship will also be raised from various Feed companies and local businesses and Businessmen.

 

Facebook Live,,

Gone are the days of £1.50 to call a lib line, The WRC Facebook page will run live on Race Days , with members only pass ,allowing fanciers the option to record their first birds times as the race unfolds.

 

The Facebook Page will also deliver winning Results, reports,,updates,,lost birds etc.

 

Costs -£0,,, Only effort and time needed.

 

So What are We creating?

 

A footprint for the future of inland racing into the west of Scotland,with the flexibility to insure our birds have the best available care, transport and chance of performing at the highest possible level, be that in the WRC races or as prep for future Channel Races.

Our Goal is simple to deliver Quality Inland Racing with a superb Competition, with all the convoy heading to the The same Area of Scotland, Racing in a competitive Open result, within your own environment,, with safety in numbers, But most importantly also insuring the Future of the sport.

 

First draft, of what we are looking a proposing for 2020.

( remember distance you fly isn’t always what everyone flys their will always be a longest and shortest flier, we must take every loft in The Region into account)

 

Proposed LRPF 2020 program

 

11th April - Kelso 64 miles

18th April - Kelso 64 miles

25th April - Hexham 97 miles

2nd May - Ripon 157 miles

9th May - Ripon 157 miles

16th May - Wetherby 170 miles

23rd May - WRC Worksop 210 - 235 miles

30th May - Ripon 157 miles

6th June - WRC NewMarket 300 - 325 miles

13th June - Kelso 64 miles

20th June - WRC Chelmsford 340- 365 miles

27th June - Kelso 64 miles

4th July - Ypres 450 miles

 

( Feds would vote as always to either go with SNFC or on their own as previous years

The WRC has no interest in Channel Racing, it’s sole purpose is to deliver quality inland racing and competition to the West Region )

 

Young Bird 2020

Kelso - 64 miles

Kelso - 64 miles

Hexham - 97 miles

Ripon - 157 miles

Ripon - 157 miles

Wetherby - W.R C. 170mile - 190 miles

 

In 2020 any start up or running costs of the WRC will be funded by Macaloney Pigeons.

Their after everything going to plan the organisation should be hopefully self Funding, running as close to non profit as possible, basically covering overheads, giving everything back to its members, also insuring Great inland Racing for years to come.

 

Why Now, why have we got involved ?

 

Let’s not try and pull the wool over any ones eyes, at some point all the above organisations will have to amalgamate, purely due to fall in membership, why not do it now, while we can and try and breath some life back into the sport. In the past it’s no secret that between our partnership we have all ran successful businesses throughout the years, which involved running an organisation and delivering on our promises. I personally see it as our way of giving back to the sport that has given us so much enjoyment for 4 generations, but also trying to improve our own Quality of racing.

 

After the last race of 2019 , this letter will be issued to all clubs and Feds with in the region, I would personally also like to visit all clubs in my own Federation to hear any issues,,suggestions or fears.. to sum up this club for me provides and Umbrella as such for all the feds to come together, taking all politics and personal issues out of the equation and fingers crossed providing what we should all want, a better quality of racing into the West Region.

 

Yours in sport

Paul Macaloney

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Paul think you get more votes if put in 500+ race instead Ypres as said most don’t want go with national so I say Roye said be add instead Ypres imo. Cheers Joe

 

 

Hi Joe,

For me we already have 2 Nationals heading across the channel, that in itself is madness, Distance Racing is what these organisations were set up for, that’s what they should take care of,,, It’s 3/4 WRC Inland old birds races and 1 Yb race,,, Lanarkshire Federation historically always vote wether the channel race in the Fed programme is with or without SNFC,,

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Seems a good idea but going by the young bird program 2 ripons I think the way young bird racing is going this year with bad racing at short distances in most feds till now would be in the best interest of young birds and fanciers if wee had 6 shorter races but wee all have our own opinions on it but the idea of the full WRC looks good for the future yours in sport

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Hopefully Lanarkshire Federation members back this idea. The pedantics regarding the channel races are of no real concern to the WRC. The important issue is the general idea. This can only be good for the sport and the west of Scotland.

 

There should be no concern over the politics. Who controls the race, SHU or RPRA.

 

If all the Federations come on board for the good of the sport and the pigeons within their Federation, it doesn't matter a jot whether their Members join the SHU or not, whether their distance is calculated by the SHU or RPRA. For the purposes of the individual Federations this will help their pigeons and their members, so they should pull out all the stops to back it fully. Forget individual egos and think of the future.

 

This must be given the chance to flourish for the sake of pigeon racing into the West of Scotland and as a lead to the rest of the country to form their own combines ensuring the future support of the sport in Scotland. :)

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Hopefully Lanarkshire Federation members back this idea. The pedantics regarding the channel races are of no real concern to the WRC. The important issue is the general idea. This can only be good for the sport and the west of Scotland.

 

There should be no concern over the politics. Who controls the race, SHU or RPRA.

 

If all the Federations come on board for the good of the sport and the pigeons within their Federation, it doesn't matter a jot whether their Members join the SHU or not, whether their distance is calculated by the SHU or RPRA. For the purposes of the individual Federations this will help their pigeons and their members, so they should pull out all the stops to back it fully. Forget individual egos and think of the future.

 

This must be given the chance to flourish for the sake of pigeon racing into the West of Scotland and as a lead to the rest of the country to form their own combines ensuring the future support of the sport in Scotland. :)

this is the first sign of trouble its under shu rules andy thats it

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The WRC will race under SHU rules

 

Over 50% of Glasgow Fed hold dual SHU and RPRA membership already

 

If Glasgow choose to race with the combine and a member never wanted to join the SHU it would just mean he/she would only be racing for Fed prizes..

 

It’s no different to the North West Fed (SHU rules) being convoyed by the SNRPC to Billericay

 

We need to stop looking at the negatives why this can’t happen, but the POSITIVES why it SHOULD happen

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Quote/ There should be no concern over the politics. Who controls the race, SHU or RPRA. Quote/

 

This is not a negative nor a first sign of trouble. This is a statement of fact!!

 

Quote/ The important issue is the general idea. This can only be good for the sport and the west of Scotland. Quote/

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Pleased to say we have had 90% positive feedback so far, as always the members vote with be crucial in moving forward,

In the off season I will be visiting all clubs to have discussions and suggestions or concerns to assure the best possible proposal for the W.R.C

 

Safe racing till then ðŸ‘

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