The Welsh Homing Pigeon Union is the Governing body for Pigeon Racing in Wales and was founded on the 25th of November 1933. The purpose of the WHPU is to administer Pigeon Racing throughout Wales.

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The Welsh Homing Pigeon Union is an Organisation run by elected Officers and Councillors. All Councillors are nominated by the Individual Federations which are Affiliated to the WHPU, with the Officials being elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.

All Clubs have the opportunity to submit Notices of Motion to the AGM, these Notices of Motion are voted on by Club delegates present.

The objects of the Union are to control the pigeon fancy in Wales for the benefit of both economic and administrative of all its Members. To encourage the Sport of Long Distance Flying. To arbitrate and adjudicate in all cases and disputes brought to its notice and to maintain through its administration the discipline and interest of its Members. To establish a uniform system of measurement for all flying routes, along with a uniform system of timing.

Annually, for the best performances within the principality, the WHU award its five prestigious Trophies: – The Queens Cup, T G Buffett Memorial Trophy (runner up to Queens), Prince of Wales (opposite route to Queens winner), qualification of these Trophies must be 300 miles or over. Taffy Bowen Sprint Cup, (up to 300 miles), and
J O Davies Young bird. The awards of these Trophies are adjudicated by outside bodies. Applications can be found on the document page. (please note there will be a closing date at the end of the racing season for applications)

There are Six Federations Affiliated to the WHPU which consist of over 100 Clubs. We also have one National Club plus The Welsh South East Combine. Also Affiliated are over 200 Individual Members.