Welcome to the Victorian Homing Association
The Victorian Homing Association (VHA) was the first racing pigeon organisation established in Victoria. It is committed to the welfare, breeding and racing of pigeons and all members are required to comply with the Victorian Code of Practice for Keeping and Racing Pigeons.
For many years its headquarters was located in Swan St, Richmond where hundreds of fanciers gathered on a weekly basis to basket their birds. As the needs of the organisation changed and many flyers moved out to the east of Melbourne the headquarters was also moved to its present location in Notting Hill.
The VHA is run by an executive which includes the President, Secretary and Treasurer who act on behalf of the members under its rules and regulations within its constitution. They hold monthly meetings where both the executives and delegates vote on all financial expenditure, determine the line of flight for future races and any other matters brought to them for consideration.
The VHA is dedicated to the welfare, breeding, racing and promotion of the sport of racing pigeons. So, if you are interested in finding out more about the greatest backyard sport in the world or want to become a member, we would love to get you started. Please contact any of our executives or club secretaries who would be happy to hear from you.
The purpose of the Victorian Homing Association
- The protection, welfare and care of Racing and Show Pigeons.
- To encourage the participation in and conduct of pigeon races.
- The regulation of the sport of pigeon racing and the showing of homing and other pigeons.
- The regulation and maintenance of all apparatus and appliances applicable to the sport of racing and showing of pigeons.
- The protection and advancement of the interest of the members of the Association in all matters connected with the said sports.
Victorian Homing Association race information
VHA110 Race Cancellation
To all fanciers, it is with deep regret that the VHA110 Committee is “officially” cancelling this year’s race. Even through most thought it would be impossible considering the COVID-19 virus situation and the restriction’s imposed by the Victorian Government, we were still holding out some hope.
The main reason for the Committees stubbornness for not cancelling the race was in hope that we might be able to somehow get some racing in up to 300 miles. Secondly, we know most people are holding a loft full of pigeons and this would help in testing those birds rather than just holding them for another year.With regard to those that bought squeakers at the two (2) VHA110 Squeaker Sales, we will honour those birds next year. Also, for those that have already paid for positions in this year’s race, we will refund their money.
Additionally, don’t forget, if you enter birds in the Meadow One Loft Race for 2021, you will have an opportunity to enter those birds in the VHA110 Race. Those arrangements should be made directly with the organizer of the Meadow One Loft Race. Thank you again for your on-going support and we deeply regret not having the VHA110 Race this year. We look forward to seeing you next year (2021). Please stay safe during these trying times of the COVID-19 virus.
Wishing you all the best
The VHA110 Committee ( Andrew Spiliopoulos, Bob Stukel, John Yates and Jaie Courtney)
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