Cambridge University Bridge captain
I started playing Bridge when I was 13 years old so have now been playing for over 20 years. Fortunate to be able to learn with a group of friends at school (particularly in sixth form), I played most intensely during my time at university. I went on to captain Cambridge University, which has produced many of our top players over the years (such as internationals David Burn and Tom Townsend).
Junior International Bridge player
As a junior, I represented England and Great Britain. This included the 1998 Junior European Championships in Vienna and 2000 Championships in Antalya (Turkey). Junior Bridge was supported by a squad training system – I was involved for 6 years. We met regularly to practise and to learn from expert players and even received coaching from a psychologist on winning mental attitude, team spirit, and proper diet!
National Bridge successes
Experienced Bridge teacher
My focus is currently on teaching Bridge full-time. I have genuine enthusiasm for the game and enjoy sharing my knowledge of Bridge. My parents are both former primary school teachers and I taught at a secondary school in Zimbabwe for a year. Perhaps it was inevitable I would become a teacher myself – impossible to resist the call…