saturday 17th december saw the joint presentation of the welsh national flying club and welsh north road federation at the seamans mission club in newport this settled weeks of uncertainty leading up to the event as a result of a mix up in dates with the original venue and the clashing of other organisations presentation nights , the evening got underway with mr terry tremeer chairman of the wnfc welcoming eveyone to the evening and went on to praise the secretaries for there hard work in re arranging the night at such short notice and to the chairman of the seamans mission club , mr edward watts for his continued hospetality of the mission to seafares club not only through out the year as our headquarters but for hosting such a prestigous evening with the formalities out of the way the ninety or so fanciers, families and friends were treated to one of the best three course meals consisting of a traditional turkey dinner that we have arranged to date, with more than enough to cater for every individual appetite , the meal was swiftly served and the tables cleared by our catering staff in such a mannor that we have already confirmed their services for our 2012 presentation night on dec 15th 2012, we then moved onto the presentations of the 2011 awards for the above mentioned organisations ,as tradition goes the welsh north road federation were invited to carry out there awards ,mr john humphries as secretary and mr iddy davies as chairman of the wnr federation were called upon to carry out this procedure under the watch full eye of glyn picton who called out the award winners in turn to recieve the recognition for thier achiements for 2011 racing season , a full report covering thier winners for the past year will obviously come into print by their press officer in the coming weeks we then swiftly moved onto our main part of the evening to present the section and open national winner for 2011,mr terry tremeer once again thanked everyone present for thier attendance and thanked the catering staff for such a tremedous service before they left ,before calling upon mr edward watts chairman of the seamans mission to come forward and present the trophies to the 2011 welsh national flying club winners , each in turn recieved an engraved silver salver presented with individual presetation boxes thanks to our trophy suppliers and sponsors cambrian trophies in newport once again for thier service first to the table were kidd and cooke for first south section ,g&m clayton first centre section and d.k. flowers with first north section first open in the malcolm gibbons sponsored maidstone national event from folkestone two weeks later we saw the birds away at folkstone winning 1st south section once again were the partnership of kidd and cooke 1st north section d.k. flowers and 1st centre section 1st open national awards were presented to new members tovey and stephens recieving the r.g.davies corn supplies crystal award we then crossed over the channel for our next event to the town of lilliers in western france,recieving the awards for 1st north section it was once again the brothers derek and clive flowers flying as d.k.flowers 1st centre section were davies and coombes and 1st south section 1st open national winning the west country products trophy were the partnership of kidd and cooke from brussels with an average distance of 340 miles the south section was once again by kidd and cooke ,ist north section was awarded to d.k.flowers and 1st centre section 1st open recieving the proff sport and dutch spring fayre organisation sponsored national winners trophy went to the partnership of lovell bros we then moved on even further to huy towards the eastern border of belgium and germany where we see its the highly profiled loft of iddy davies who headed the centre section ,whilst in the north section it was mr mrs i bromley who claimed the 1st section prize and yet again winning the south section and 1st open winning the verselle laga and paget pets of cardiff pet supplies sponsored national it was the ever present partnership of kidd and cooke who claimed pole position we then moved onto the longest race on the 2011 race programme from bonn in germany this race has been kindlly sponsored by our transporting organisation the welsh north road federation 1st south section once again and completing a full house in old bird racing and dominating the section was the ever present loft of kidd and cooke,mark tantrum claimed 1st centre section and it was that loft again of d.k. flowers who took the honours of 1st north section 1st open winning the welsh nr federation challenge trophy we then moved onto young bird racing this started off at maidstone where d.k.flowers carried on where he left off the old bird programme on winning 1st north section ,t hawkins family flying there first year from a new location claimed 1st south section ,whilst 1st centre 1st open winning the andy kidd gardening services sponsored winners trophy was the bargoed loft of iddy davies folkstone two weeks on we had the europa classic one loft race and the jack jenkins memorial sponsored race and it was peter goodright in cardiff who won 1st south section ,1st north section went to williams bros & son partnership of tredegar ,whilst in the centre section winning first open ,in fact taking the top four open positions were the partnership of morris and lucus recieving the jack jenkins memorial winners trophy we finaly closed the season off back in lilliers in late september where 1st south section went to t hawkins family ,iddy davies once again took the honours in the centre section whilst 1st north section 1st open winning the mr & mrs t tremeer sponsored trophy went to the pontypool lofts of mr mrs ian bromley well that summed up the race award winners there was then a few trophies remaining these were the versele laga two bird average winners trophy which was awarded to kidd and cooke ,the verselle laga best oppersite sex to the winner which was awarded to hayden minett and the mr & mrs t harris young bird average winners trophy which was once again claimed by iddy davies of bargoed well that was all the trophies presented there was stil a few presentations to go these were in the form of vouchers the first was the continued sponsorship from paget pets who from the start of our formation have supported us in awarding each section winner from the verselle laga and paget pets sponsored race with corn vouchers these were presented in turn to kidd and cooke ,mr mrs bromley and iddy davies for their performances the final voucher to be awarded was to mr mrs k upham on winning the europa one loft race sponsorship ,this voucher entitles them to enter a free team of pigeons into the 2012 one loft race event once again we thank russel and derek at the europa, europe`s leading one loft race organisation for their continued support in 2011 it was then the womens turn to be thanked for their involvement within the wnfc over the past year first up was mrs chris tremeer as chairmans wife follwed by mrs rosemary humphries as race sheet auditor and finally mrs gaynor harris each were presented with a boquet of flowers as a thank you for their input , once again our sponsor and resident phographer mr clive hughes was once again present to not only photograh the evening but to award each national winner with a photo of there winning pigeon which finished off proceedings before clearing away the presentation table we were once again honoured to have some of the top lofts in wales for 2011 in the form of d.k.flowers winner of the whpu queens cup and the partnership of kidd and cooke winners of the r.u to the queens cup winner and the taffy bowen sprint trophies of 2011 these partnerships were called forward to be congratulated by all present for their performances , it is at this time whilst we congratulate the kidd and cooke partnership that we remember that during the 2011 season trevor cooke a partner in the team of kidd and cooke, sadlly passed away before some of the lofts achiements were confirmed and would have in no doubt would have been proud to have been here on the night and to have been involved in such a remarkable season at club fed national and whpu , it was also great gesture on andy kidds part to invite val cooke, trevors wife and his daughter jennifer to jion the family on the night and insisted that she joins him at the table for each of the presentations awarded to them well that summed up the main proceedings of the night it was then time to lower the lights for our entertainment in the form of a disco to entertain us playing a mixture to suit all ages for the remaining hours with a hearty meal and a consist flow at the bar ,this went on until 3am ,to everyones enjoyment . well thats was it for the night for 2011,we now look forward to 2012 and what ever that throws at us we would once agin like to thank our transport organisation the welsh north road federation for supplying us with respectful transporting cost which enable us to give back the highest percentage of pools and prizemonies based on the number of entries than any other welsh organisation ,also on finishing we the committee would like to pass on a big thank you to our 2011 sponsors and we hope we can continue to rely on your continued support in the coming season and of course our membership for supporting the committee in moving this organisation forward for another year finally the 2012 agm will be held on sunday 29th jan at 10.30 at the seamAns mission club newport tom harris
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