Princethorpe Open Returns

The Princethorpe Open returns

On Friday 8 April 2011, 16 teams of golfers challenged for the title of Princethorpe Open winners. . . 

This was how the last article started back in 2011. In 2019, the Princethorpe Open returns at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club on Monday 15 April 2019. Hosted by Old Princethorpian Johnny Reay 2003 - 2008 the day will be a fantastic experience for young and old, parent and pupil, Old Princethorpians, teachers and friends of Princethorpe all vying to compete for the title!  The format of the day is:

·        11.00am start with bacon roll and coffee on arrival;

·        12.00 noon first 4 ball tees off;

·        Steak Pie and Chips, followed by dessert of the day after your round of golf;

·        3/4 stableford competition.

£30 per head or £120 per team for a shot at the title plus, nearest the pin competition, longest drive, raffle prizes and a chance to win a signed Martin Johnson, World Cup winning Captain, England rugby jersey. 

If you are interested in entering a team please contact me at

Best wishes 

Neil McCollin
Foundation Director of Sport

Families Needed To Host Dutch Pupils - Reminder

We are continuing with the process of organising the return visit of our Dutch hosts from October 2018. We are looking forward to reciprocating the fantastic experience which our pupils received during our four night experience with the players from Hopbel Hockey club. The return dates are from the evening of Saturday 27 April through to the morning of Wednesday 1 May.

The 31 girls are a variety of ages, between 12 and 15 and this may be of interest if your child would like to attend the Holland visit in October 2019.  In order to host, we are looking for families who can offer a bed to a pair (or more) of Dutch visitors and willing to entertain and involve them in your family life for the 4 nights. We will organise an itinerary of fixtures, activities during the school day and a BBQ for our guests with their host families on the final evening. We will let you know who the other host families are so that you can organise other events together if you wish. Transport to school will be through the normal way which your children comes to school (we will supply the bus tickets for the Dutch visitors) but they will need to be picked up after fixtures each day from College.

Due to requisite safeguarding checks, all adults within the household must hold a DBS certificate sent for by the Princethorpe Foundation, even if they currently have a DBS certificate from another employer or had a DBS for the exchange last year. If they have subscribed to the DBS Update Service, please do let us know. To allow time for the DBS certificates to be received before the tour, please can you book an appointment with our Recruitment Coordinators as soon as possible on 01926 634269 or alternatively email  It should only take 15 minutes per person to apply for the DBS certificates.  

Many thanks for your continued support of Princethorpe sport and we hope that you can continue this by hosting some Dutch guests in April. 

Neil McCollin
Foundation Director of Sport

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James And Will Recognised For Hockey Success At Local Rugby Sports Awards

Many congratulations to Year 8 pupils James Robinson and Will Antrobus who are both members of the Rugby and East Warwickshire’s U12 boys hockey team that was presented with the Rugby Sports ‘The Simon Warwood Memorial Award for the Young Team of the Year’ for their outstanding sporting achievements in 2018. The award was presented at this year’s Rugby Sports Awards that took place this week on Wednesday evening at the BENN Hall.

Well done boys we are very proud of you.