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Sportsman FC NFC Race Results 2017

Fougeres flown 22nd May 2017

20 members sent 157 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 2ndNFC Section N - J Walton & Son of Coxhoe flying 441/1626 velocity 1607 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship & Oxhill Garage Sponsorship.

2nd Sportsman FC, 3rd NFC Section N - McSween & Sexton of Silksworth flying 451/1389 velocity 1604.8

3rd Sportsman FC, 5th NFC Section N - J Walton & Son of Coxhoe flying 441/1626 velocity 1596.44

4th Sportsman FC, 6th NFC Section N - RMcKie of Blackhall Mill flying 456/121velocity 1592.1

5th Sportsman FC, 7th NFC Section N - J Best & Son of Stockton flying 431/1211 velocity 1588.59

Messac Nat. flown 3rd June 2017 sub for Ancenis

15 members sent 73 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 1st NFC Section N, Provionally 12th NFC Open 6,815 birds - J Nicholson of South Shields flying 494/871 velocity 1175.35 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship & Paul Stobbs Club sponsorship of £100.

2nd Sportsman FC, 2nd NFC Section N Provionally 107th NFC Open 6,815 birds - J Walton & Son of Coxhoe flying 477/421 velocity 1036.09

3rd & 5th Sportsman FC, 3rd & 7th NFC Section N Provionally 370th NFC Open 6,815 birds — B Blackett & Son of Butterknowle flying 470/396 velocity 1015.35

4th Sportsman FC, 5th NFC Section N Provionally 214th NFC Open 6,815 birds — R McKie of Blackhall Mill flying 490/1072 velocity 910.71

Messac Nat. flown 17th June 2017

16 members sent 102 birds

1st Sportsman FC, Provionally 6th NFC Section N, Provionally 410th NFC Open - Tom Cuthbertson of Willington flying 475/1712 velocity 997.36 Winning the Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship.

2nd Sportsman FC, Provionally 7th NFC Section N Provionally 442th NFC Open - McSween & Sexton of Silksworth flying 487/603 velocity 950.62

3rd & 5th Sportsman FC, Provionally 12th & 16th NFC Section N, Provionally 495th & 517th NFC Open — B Blackett & Son of Butterknowle flying 470/396 velocities 840.98 & 766.19

4th Sportsman FC, 14th NFC Section N Provionally 508th NFC Open — R McKie of Blackhall Mill flying 490/1072 velocity 807.78

Fougeres (sub for Jarnac) flown 25th July 2017

6 members sent 22 birds

1st Sportsman FC, provisionally 5th NFC Section N — J Nicholson of South Shields flying 458/1658 velocity 931.56 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship.

2nd Sportsman FC, provisionally 6th NFC Section N - McSween & Sexton of Silksworth flying 451/1389 velocity 881.72

3rd Sportsman FC, provisionally 7th NFC Section N - J Nicholson of South Shields flying 458/1658 velocity 853.65

4th Sportsman FC, provisionally 8th NFC Section N - R McKie of Blackhall Mill flying 456/121velocity 837.16

5th Sportsman FC, provisionally 11th NFC Section N - J Walton & Son of Coxhoe flying 441/1626 velocity 791.6

Coutance Old Hens flown 2nd September 2017

9 members sent 41 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 1st NFC Section N, Provisionally 9th NFC Open 955 birds entered - Thurlow, Strong & McCluskey of Sunderland flying 403/894 velocity 1285.46 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship.

2nd Sportsman FC, 2nd NFC Section N, Provisionally 15th NFC Open 955 birds entered - J Nicholson of South Shields flying 409/1619 velocity 1279.75

3rd Sportsman FC, 3rd NFC Section N, Provisionally 41st NFC Open 955 birds entered - McSween & Sexton of Sunderland flying 402/1398 velocity 1223.71

4th Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N, Provisionally 43rd NFC Open 955 birds entered - McSween & Sexton of Sunderland flying 402/1398 velocity 1218.32

5th Sportsman FC, 5th NFC Section N, Provisionally 81st NFC Open 955 birds entered - J Walton & Son of Coxhoe flying 392/1445 velocity 1160.56

Coutance Youngbird flown 2nd September 2017

3 members sent 28 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 1st NFC Section N, Provisionally 60th NFC Open 3,200 birds entered - J Nicholson of South Shields flying 409/1619 velocity 1257.08 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship.

2nd Sportsman FC, 2nd NFC Section N, Provisionally 135th NFC Open 3,200 birds entered - McSween & Sexton of Sunderland flying 402/1398 velocity 1191.16

3rd Sportsman FC, 3rd NFC Section N - J Nicholson of South Shields flying 409/1619 velocity 1155.10

4th Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N - McSween & Sexton of Sunderland flying 402/1398 velocity 1106.93

5th Sportsman FC, 5th NFC Section N - McSween & Sexton of Sunderland flying 402/1398 velocity 1061.52


NFC Race Programme 2017

  • Fougeres National on 20th May (441 miles to Coxhoe)

    Marking Wednesday 17th May 17-30 until 19-30 at Bowburn Marking Station

  • Ancenis National on 3rd June (509 miles to Coxhoe)

    Marking Wednesday 31st May 17-30 until 19-30 at Bowburn Marking Station

  • Messac National on 17th June (477 miles to Coxhoe)

    Marking Wednesday 14th June 17-30 until 19-30 at Bowburn Marking Station

  • Tarbes National on 30th June (798 miles to Coxhoe) Pick up at the Sportsman Monday 26th June 20-00 (For Sportsman FC members)

    Marking Tuesday morning 21st June 07-30 to 08-30 at Sheffield Marking Station

  • Saintes National on 22nd July (622 miles to Coxhoe)Pick up at the Sportsman Wednesday 19th July 20-00(For Sportsman FC members)

    Marking Thursday morning 20th July 07-30 to 08-30 at Sheffield Marking Station

  • Coutances National OH/YB on 2nd September (392 miles to Coxhoe)

    Marking Station Venue to be finalised nearer the race date

Note: Bowburn Marking Station can be used by any member of the National Flying Club

Venue is DJ EVANS Youth Club, Bowburn, Durham DH6 5AN

NFC Section N Map


NFC Race Results 2016

Fougeres National flown 22nd May 2016

21 members sent 182 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 1st NFC Section N - Driver, Dawson & Dawson of Greenside flying 458/381 velocity 1187.81 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship Section prize money of £100 Paragon Section prize sponsorship A pair of 2016 young birds from Foxwood Lofts for the winners of each Section

2nd Sportsman FC, 3rd NFC Section N - Armstrong, Shergold, Johnson & Moon of Sunderland flying 453/28 velocity 1125.03

3rd Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N - Mr & Mrs A Walker of Stockton flying 430/434 velocity 1024.03

4th Sportsman FC, 5th NFC Section N - John Best & Son of Stockton flying 431/1211 velocity 1015.92

5th Sportsman FC, 7th NFC Section N - Robert McKie of Newcastle Upon Tyne flying 456/121 velocity 992.27

Messac National flown 5th June 2016

14 members sent 89 birds

1st and 2nd Sportsman FC, 1st and 2nd NFC Section N - John & Steven Best of Stockton flying 467 miles, velocity 1080 & 1021 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship, Section prize money of £100, Paragon Section prize sponsorship, Premier Stud sponsorship for the winners of each Section

3rd Sportsman FC, 3rd NFC Section N - Barrie Blackett of Butterknowle flying 470 miles, velocity 1014

4th Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N - Driver, Dawson & Dawson from Greenside flying 492 miles, velocity 996

5th Sportsman FC, 6th NFC Section N - Malcolm, Heslington & Jones of Wingate flying 477 miles velocity 972

Ancenis National flown 18th June 2016

9 members sent 42 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 2nd NFC Section N - John & Steven Best of Stockton flying 498 miles, velocity 838.19 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship, Paul Stobbs Club sponsorship of £100

2nd Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N - Bob McKie of Chopwell flying 523 miles, velocity 799.82

3rd Sportsman FC, 5th NFC Section N - Driver, Dawson & Dawson from Greenside flying 525 miles, velocity 791.58

4th Sportsman FC, 7th NFC Section N - Jim Nicholson of South Shields flying 526 miles velocity 754.65

5th Sportsman FC, 10th NFC Section N - John & Steven Best of Stockton flying 498 miles, velocity 722.02 

Saintes National flown 2nd July 2016

5 members sent 13 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 1st NFC Section N- Robert McKie of Newcastle Upon Tyne flying 636/927 velocity 1085.74 Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship, Section prize money of £100, Paragon Section prize sponsorship

2nd Sportsman FC, 2nd NFC Section N - McSween & Sexton of Sunderland flying 631/1361 velocity 11078.89

3rd Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N — Barrie Blackett of Butterknowle flying 616/462 velocity 1063.02

Only three birds in race time.

Coutences Old Hens Race flown 7th September 2016

6 members sent 26 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 1st NFC Section N — Provisionally 11th Open NFC John Best & Son of Stockton flying 382/1417 velocity 1423.39
Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship
Section prize money of £100
Carr’s Adherb Section prize sponsorship

2nd Sportsman FC, 2nd NFC Section N — Provisionally 64th Open NFC John Best & Son of Stockton flying 382/1417 velocity 1233.95

3rd Sportsman FC, 3rd NFC Section N — Provisionally 121st Open NFC John Best & Son of Stockton flying 382/1417 velocity 1111.9

4th Sportsman FC, 4th NFC Section N — Provisionally 132nd Open NFC Brian Wiemer of Hartlepool flying 390/1121 velocity 1064.52

5th Sportsman FC, 5th NFC Section N — Provisionally 147th Open NFC Brian Wiemer of Hartlepool flying 390/1121 velocity 1014.17

Coutences Youngbird Race flown 7th September 2016

7 members sent 50 birds

1st Sportsman FC, 1st NFC Section N — Provisionally 198th Open NFC McSween & Sexton flying 402/1398 velocity 919.8
Winning Vanrobaeys Club sponsorship
Section prize money of £100
Carr’s Adherb Section prize sponsorship

2nd Sportsman FC, 2nd NFC Section N — Provisionally 200th Open NFC Jim Nicholson of South Shields flying 409/11619 velocity 908.54

3rd Sportsman FC, 3rd NFC Section N — Provisionally 204th Open NFC Malcolm Heslington & Jones of Wingate flying 392/909 velocity 892.04


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