Tom Corrie jnr
It is always a pleasure to attend Newmains presentation night, its always a great atmosphere and you are made welcome by all members.
President Ian Lindsay and Secretary Andy Frame run one of the best clubs in the land!
The club is a blue print for what you look for in pigeon racing, members want for nothing in this club, with facilities second to none. The level of competition is as high as you will find in Lanarkshire with some super performance lofts within its numbers. Its always the centre of anything happening within the federation, often used for central marking, sales and shows.
The social night is manged by Wendy Whiteford and family who are worth their weight in gold as they put their heart and soul into making the night very special. Like most clubs there are certain individuals that are very special and the above mentioned are among them.
This years top table guests were Mary Thomson Scottish National Flying Club, Press Officer and her Mother Margaret. Both work tirelessly for the sport. Both done a great job of presenting and keeping the dance floor full.
Mary & Margaret Thomson enjoying their night
After some introductions from Ian we were treated to a lovely meal, presentation and cracking raffle, the night flowed well with plenty of music and banter. The dance floor was full by the end of the night and everyone appeared to enjoy another successful event.
Top loft of Eadie & Kelly were this years top loft, but were pushed every week by Tam Richardson who had some brilliant performances. This resulted in some cracking federation performances.
Mary Thomson presents Hugely successful Tam Richardson who won over fifty section prizes in a great season
This just isn't a two-club loft and there are plenty of top names that made their mark in season 2018.
Club Trophy Winners
Eadie & Kelly were Top Prize winner winning 5 races, Old Bird Average, Combine Average, Old Bird Inland Average, McLean Shield, J Ward Trophy, LSC Shield, Old Bird KO, Runner Up Young Bird Average.
Kelly Gillon (this years East section average winner ) with Peter Anderson enjoying his night
T Richardson wins 4 races -Young Bird Average, Sprint Cup, McLean Shield, Duke of Edinburgh-Young Bird Average, Helmut Wilms Cup-Points Shield-Young Bird KO. R Mennzie Mem Trophy
K McDonald wins Yearling Shield-Jaap Van Alpen Cup
J & K Miller win Heart Foundation-Carlsberg Trophy
Kevin Miller of J&K Miller partnership
John Lawrie jnr receiving his trophy
J Lawrie & Son win J King Cup -R/U Combine Average-Lowest winning velocity
J Whiteford & Family -win the Ypres trophy
John Whiteford & Family receiving their trophy,first club Ypres
R Simpson wins McGhie Cup -D McCardle
The popular Robert Simpson wins the best average distance races
Lindsay & Henderson win R/U Old Bird Average
Ian Lindsay of Lindsay & Henderson winner of runner up Old Bird Average
W Smart wins Gormil Trophy-Norman Cup,
S Harkin wins Memorial Trophy
Tony McGinn who topped the federation this year.
Unfortunately Vice President Wullie Gilchrist wife had an accidental fall that kept both away and Andy Eadie had a family engagement to attend.
Well done to all who attended and made a great night!
Tom Corrie jnr
Lanarkshire Federation Press Officer