Chris Beckers was born in Kerkrade in 1976 and at the age of 8 moved to Lelystad with his mother and 2 brothers after the divorce of his parents.
“After my parents’ divorce, my father came to visit us regularly and in 1988 my father converted a cupboard in the house into an aviary where a few pairs of canaries were soon put in. Breeding the canaries was a drama and the fun was soon over. Pigeons that is what I wanted and to my great delight Pa came to put a nice loft together with Jos Gruisen in the winter of 1989. Started in 1990 and became a member of PV de Flevocourier and started with youngsters on the Natour. Nice performances soon followed on the sprint races as a youth member.”