2016 · ISSUE 5
EVENTS & REUNIONS
The Nicholas Knatchbull Memorial Lectures
Saturday 22 April 2016
News NKTF Trustees, Sam Cook, former Dragon teacher and Tim Knatchbull (OD 1978), Tom Sainty (OD 2009),
Ben Ashmore (OD 2009) and Trustee Simon Jones (OD 1978)
2009 Leavers, Tom Sainty and Ben Ashmore,
recipients of travel grants from theNicholas Knatchbull Travel Fund ,
boarders with tales and anecdotes of derring-
do in their NKTF lectures.
Tom worked in a bar in Rome, where
he encountered Justin Bieber - much to the
delight of the Beliebers - to help fund an
intensive certificate in English Teaching.
He subsequently spent the summer of 2015
in Sucre, Bolivia, teaching English in an
Driven by his passion for rugby, Ben
worked with the Cape Town based charity,
Sporting Opportunities. He spent a packed
two months coaching under-privileged
children in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town
and coached rugby in different conditions,
including on a boulder-covered pitch.
The Nicholas Knatchbull Travel Fund
was established in the memory of Nicholas
Knatchbull (OD 1978), who was tragically
killed alongside his grandfather, Lord Louis
Mountbatten, and other members of his
family, when a bomb exploded on their
fishing boat off County Sligo, Ireland in 1979.
The NKTF gives grants to ODs who
undertake activities – usually, but not exclusively,
gap year projects - that initiate and foster an
understanding between young people, both in
the United Kingdom and abroad. Please emailODs@dragonschool.org
to find out more.
The date of next year’s game is Friday
19 May 2017. New players please
contact Richard Gordon direct firstname.lastname@example.org
07876 035 020 for more information.
Old Dragon Golf Day at Frilford Heath Golf Club
Friday 29 April 2016
ODs gathered in the spring for the annual Stableford Competition
for Inky’s Flask (and additional prizes for nearest the pin and longest
drive) at Frilford Heath. Nearest the pin - tricky straight into the
wind - was won by Richard Gordon (OD 1962) and longest drive by
Robin Drake (1963). The overall winner, not for the first time, was
Nick Kane (1958), with a very creditable score of 31 points on a day
when conditions made scoring difficult.
Event organiser Richard Gordon is keen to recruit new players. All
OD golfers - of any age or standard - are welcome to take part. Golfers
meet at noon for a sandwich lunch, with tee times booked from 1.15pm
to 1.45pm for the Stableford Competition, played in the traditional
Dragon manner: relaxed, enjoyable, but competitive! With its three
championship courses, Frilford Heath is a fabulous venue: it is the
home club of Eddie Pepperell and hosts the Euro Pro Tour.