FEDERATION COLOMBOPHILE INTERNATIONALE
To all the members of the FCI
Dear Fanciers, dear Sport Friends!
It is a great honor for me, that on the congress, held in 2019 in Poznan, you have given me trust, and allowing me to continue my work as the President of FCI for the next 4 years. It is only possible to move forward, if we leave one of our feet still, while we move with the other.
Many countries take an active role in the life of FCI, for decades and in the present, they take leading positions in the federation and in the professional committees. I am very glad, that new countries have applied to become members, and with all of my heart,I support their applications. We have started and we will continue the organization of regional and professional conferences. In 2018, we have organized 4 of these meetings. In the future, we plan to organize them in the following topics: professional- animal health, sport-Grand Prix, local and regional cooperation, the involvement of youth, the roles and possibilities of women in pigeon sports. In all areas, I find the role of communication very important, as well as the implementation of great practices. I believe, that the success of pigeon sport depends on our cooperation.
We have to encourage FCI members to participate on World Championship-Grand Prix-Olympiads, for international evaluations, and for the organization of regional exhibition in order to make our sport more popular. In Poznan, we have accepted a new race: the world’s best pigeon. With this race, there will be
no more physical boundaries: the result of a pigeon from Belgium can be compared with the ones from all other countries.
The greatest result of the last two years is the regulation of rings and the agreements signed
with ring manufacturers. In the next years, it is an important task for the future to clarify the rules regarding the ordering and use of rings, and to validate the international standards in the life of all member federations.
I hope, that we all would like to work on the success of pigeon sport in local, national and international levels. From all FCI members, we are waiting for your proposals, that would contribute the
development of pigeon sport in FCI and in the member federations as well. I hope, that the newly elected leadership, and the presidents of member federations are enthusiastic and willing to cooperate.
As the President of FCI, I am willing to take all actions to make pigeon sport even more popular and acknowledged in the whole world.
President of FCI