John Crehan is “Team Hooymans UK” He lives a stone throw away from Manchester Utds Football stadium in the wonderful city of Salford, Manchester United Kingdom. Although John raced pigeons since 2003, he also raced with his father in the early 80’s and has always had a passion for our beloved feathered friends.
John has now been in cooperation with Jan Hooymans of the Netherlands since 2014 and every pigeon he owns is bred by the master racer/breeder from Kerkdriel. The Jan Hooyman pigeons are among the most exclusive pigeons in the entire world and many lofts throughout the world owe many of their best performances and achievements to the Hooymans pigeons.
John’s loft in the UK has seen an unbelievable increase in top performances since 2014 since introducing the Hooymans pigeons especially on the 400-800km races and are currently record holders of many top titles throughout the UK and Europe.
Since 2014 with direct Jan Hooymans pigeons John has won more than 120 x 1st prizes at club, federation, combine and national races
Here is some of the Highlights 2014-2020 racing only Jan Hooymans pigeons
1st combine Portland 321km 1437 birds
1st combine Carentan (France) 466km 2884 birds
1st combine Tewkesbury 160km 3224 birds
1st combine Portland 321km 1038 birds
1st combine Tewkesbury 160km 2121 birds
1st combine Portland 321km 1353 birds
1st combine Tewkesbury 160km 1943 birds
1st combine Hullavington 225km 5633 birds
1st combine Carentan 466km 4406 birds
1st combine Tewkesbury 160km 4209 birds
1st combine Tewkesbury 160km 1701 birds
1st combine Hullavington 225km 1954 birds
1st combine Wollaston 111km 4273 birds
1st combine Hullavington 1225km 1951 birds
1st combine Cheltenham 172km 3511 birds
1st North West Grand National Portland 321km 2019 772 birds
1st North West Grand national Yeovil 283km 2020 1044 birds
1st Open National flying club Ancenis 682km 5428 birds
1st Open Midland National flying club Carentan 466km 1947 birds
Since 2014 I have won 15 Ace pigeon Rpra awards (1800 members)
John Crehan / Team Hooymans UK is the only loft to win the “Golden Duif” for the UK & Ireland twice and hold the record lowest ever co-efficient of all previous and prior winners.
We hope you enjoy our new website showcasing our birds and hope to share many more exciting top performances over the coming years.