The English Bridge Union is committed to the development of Bridge, and consequently puts great emphasis on education and learning. These pages have something for everyone: for those wanting to learn how to play, for those wanting to teach and for those who want to become tournament directors at local club, county, national or even international level.

The English Bridge Union works closely with the charity English Bridge Education & Development on all education matters relating to bridge. Be sure to check out their web pages.

The EBU runs a range of competitions and events for less experienced players. Please click here for further information on our Really Easy Programme.

If there is something which you would like to see here or you need further information, please let us know

Are you a primary school teacher, and want to introduce Minibridge to your school? We have lots of resources to help you get started through our Bridge for Schools Programme

Love Bridge? Why not teach it?!

Do you love bridge? Do you want to share this enthusiasm with others? Do you want to make bridge more than just a hobby?

If 'yes' then you should attend one of our Club Teacher Courses and learn to be a bridge teacher.
These very successful and popular courses will help you learn how to teach bridge using the Bridge for All Programme, expertly guided by one of our very experienced tutors.

You can learn more about these courses using the link for Club Teacher Training to the right of this page which also provides details on courses which are planned.

We set up these courses across England in direct response to demand, so if your club or county needs new blood and you are ready to help bring newcomers into our great game, why don't you get your club/county secretary to get in touch to see what can be arranged?

The course is also an excellent starting point for those who want to teach bridge independently. Read more about our teaching community by reading the EBTA link in the Education Menu on your right.

Education News

Last availability for Teacher Training places for 2018

Only one place is left at each of EBED's final Club Teacher Training courses in 2018. Book quickly, before they get filled, to ensure you are able to take part and can train to deliver bridge lessons to beginners at your club.

One place is available at each of:

  • Aylesbury, (EBU headquarters), Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th November 2018
  • Burnham, (South Bucks BC), Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th December 2018

To book please ring Lisa Miller on 01296 317217.

More information on the course is available on the EBED website. Please note that representatives of EBU affiliated clubs can receive a 20% discount on the (already subsidised) cost of the course when the booking is made by a club official on their behalf, and payment is made at the time of booking.

The schedule of courses for 2019 will be published soon.

Deb Casey receives Alec Salisbury Award

We are delighted to have presented the Alec Salisbury Award to Deb Casey of Claremont Fan Court School, in Surrey. The Alec Salisbury Award is awarded jointly by the EBU and English Bridge Education & Development to a serving school teacher who has made a significant contribution to schools bridge.

She is pictured receiving the award from EBU Vice Chairman, Ian Payn.