Greytown Racing Pigeon Club news

2017-05-24 06:00

GREETINGS to my readers as we kick off the new season.

Basketting on Thursday 25 May and the birds will be liberated on Saturday 27 May from two race points -namely Vrede on the north route and Paul Roux on the west route.

Our members are very confident or very stupid, as we have decided to fly both routes and hope the weatherman plays fair this year and smiles in our favour.

All the training and medication has been done and according to the rules we should all be ready for the starting gun to sound.

At this point I would like to thank, on behalf of the club, those who donated or sponsored - your interest and help is much appreciated.

This year we have had to contend with the loss of Morgan Naicker, whose sudden death left a blank space in our lives.

The Naicker Bros name will carry on though as brother Balan has taken up the reins, and if keenness is any indication, then heaven help us.

Another loss was that of former member Leon le Roux. Although being out of the game for a few years, Leon was a great friend and will be sorely missed. Our condolences to both families. We have done our best to get the birds fit and ready and on Saturday will be waiting with clocks at the ready to record the winning bird. Good flying to all the fanciers.

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