The Moruya Racing Pigeon Club is gearing up for the start of its winter racing season on Saturday, May 19.
The old club trailer has anew coat of paint, and brand new signs, in readiness to transport almost 180 bids to Ulladulla for the first race.
The birds will all be released at once from a pre-chosen race point, and will fly straight back to their lofts where they will have food and water waiting for them.
Graham Ford of Tuross Head is the current club champion, but with a friendly rivalry among the members, and some new blood joining the club, everyone is keen to knock him off his perch.
The success of the birds will come down to bloodlines and training. If the bird is trained and fed well, they will have a good chance at winning.
All the birds have been busy training, being let out of their coops every day to get used to their surrounds.
They have also been released from different spots, gradually increasing the distance from home to help build up their fitness and strength.
Pigeon racing is ideal for everyone, as you don’t need any specific physical attributes to be successful.
If you are interested, or keen to get into the sport, contact club president Bruce King on 0429 459 901.