Laura Covill

I was born in 1995 in Oxford, where (by design) my parents still live a few metres from the Oxford Bridge Club.

I was first selected for the England U26 girls’ team in December 2013, ostensibly because I can tell the difference between spades and clubs (which according to Michael Byrne is all you need to be able to do before they’ll let you play bridge for England) but more likely for plying the entire U20s squad with cake. Since then I have played in 4 Channel Trophies for the girls' team, won the Peggy Bayer and played the 2015 European Championships with the U20 team. I have partnered Alex Birchall, Stephen Kennedy, Sean Mekie and Olivia Bailey; I am currently building a partnership with Siyu Ren.

After spending a year as a researcher in molecular neurogenetics at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, I have also achieved a BSc in Biochemistry from King’s College London. I am now studying for a masters in genetics at York University, and spending all my student loan on tea and bridge.

Last updated: January 2019

Major International Selections:
Junior European Championships: 2015
Peggy Bayer Trophy Selections: 2015
World Youth Team Championships: 2018

Junior Camrose Selections: 2018 (EBU team)

Junior Channel Trophy: 2018