Raphaela Sinclair

I am 15 years old and live in London. I first started playing at the Andrew Robson Bridge Club when I was 7 and immediately fell in love with the game. My older brother also plays, although we were quite quickly banned from partnering each other due to too much bickering. My younger brother recently started playing as well.

I made my international debut in December 2018 in the North Sea Trophy. I was selected to represent England in the Under 16 team for 2020 World Youth Online Championships, which were sadly cancelled due to Covid.  I have since played for the England Under 16 team in the 2020 Three Seas Trophy, the 2020 Leszek Nowak Memorial Trophy, and 2020 Junior Channel Trophy. More recently, I was selected for the England U17 team for the 2021 Invitational Europa Trophy which topped the table after the round robin stage and came third overall. This year I was thrilled to be part of the winning England Team which lifted the 2022 Peggy Bayer Trophy. I am also delighted to have been selected for the England under 26 women’s team for the 2022 Junior European Championships taking place in the Netherlands this summer.

Apart from bridge I am also in a gymnastics squad and have an unhealthy obsession with the Twilight series of books.

Junior Selections
Three Seas Trophy: 2020
Leszek Nowak Memorial Trophy: 2020
Junior Channel Trophy: 2020 and 2023 (U26W EBU)