Clubs

Welcome to the home page for Clubs!

This is where you will find all news which is relevant to EBU affiliated clubs.

Please note the important information relating to the General Data Protection Regulation. All clubs and counties must be compliant by 25th May 2018

We also produced a quarterly online newsletter for clubs - Club Management Focus - and past issues are collated here.

Since April 2010, the EBU has been funded through Universal Membership which means that anyone playing in an EBU-affiliated club (provided they are a member of that club) automatically becomes a member of the EBU and pays a small subscription amount each time they play.

If your club is not yet affiliated, then please read about the Benefits of Affiliation. You can also read a series of articles from EBU Chairman, Jeremy Dhondy, in Bridge magazine in which he explains what the EBU is doing to help clubs, players, and the game in general, in England, and outlines the benefits of affiliating and supporting the national governing body. See here for all the articles - Bridge magazine articles - and in particular the reasons why he believes clubs should affiliate are covered in this article.

To affiliate download and complete the one of the following forms:

When you have affiliated your members will receive a Member's Pack to welcome them to the EBU. It includes a membership card, a new members' booklet (which can be downloaded here), and other information.

We hope affiliated clubs will choose to use the 'affiliated clubs logo'.

For a full directory of EBU affiliated clubs please visit the Club Directory.

The EBU is always available to give advice and assistance to affiliated clubs - please contact us on 01296 317200, or send us an email, with any questions you may have.

Similarly if you would like any information on the services we offer, and to find out more about the benefits of affiliation, please get in touch.

Club News

Free places on Club Teacher Training Courses returning

We are pleased to announce that, in conjunction with English Bridge Education & Development, free places on Club Teacher Training Courses are being reintroduced in 2019.

These courses, which are run by EBED, are intended to enable members with a motivation to help bring more players in to the game - and specifically in to their club - to run lessons.

It is hoped that in the coming few years EBED will provide courses round the country to try to cater for all affiliated clubs. EBED are in the process of putting together the dates and locations of the courses for 2019, and the calendar, and details on how to book places, will be available later this month.

Consultation on refusal of membership

The EBU Board is seeking input from clubs and counties regarding possible amendments to the Bye Laws in relation to refusal of membership.

For more information please see this email which was circulated to all club and county secretaries, and this document which includes more details on a proposed addition to the Bye Laws.

Somerset seeks County Development Officer

Somerset CBA is recruiting a County Development Officer. This is a great opportunity to help bridge to grow in Somerset, working alongside the EBU as part of our wider Membership Development Campaign to bring more people in to the game. For more details please see the Somerset CBA website.