The Next Generation – Junior Members
Junior members are the future of our sport and as such must be encouraged and nurtured by the NFPA Show organizers, senior members, by parents and caregivers. Thus, a forum whereby the interests of junior members can be catered for has been created.
What is a Junior member? A fancier must have attained the age of ten and can exhibit pigeons and pay reduced membership fees until the last day of their seventeenth year, i.e. day before their eighteenth birthday. At that stage they are deemed to be senior members. However they can, at any stage, enter their birds in the senior show classes.
The intrinsic and extrinsic values of having a forum for juniors in any organisation cannot be underestimated or undervalued in order to sustain that organisation, simply because none of us are getting any younger! “Transformation in Sport; “New and independent thought” are just two things that come to mind when thinking of “the next generation” - the same applies to the NFPA. The NFPA has to lay the foundation for the next generation of fanciers and its increased expansion into our communities.
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