Affiliated Clubs Handbook > Teaching > General Information

There is no requirement for club lessons to be run by a qualified teacher. However, the local club teacher is often the first person in a student's introduction to our sport and to their development. We would like to help you make a great 1st impression!

The NSWBA offers support to local club teachers through the provision of a RESOURCE KIT. See for what is included.

Carol Sheldrake, a NSWBA Councillor and Metro Rep, has responsibility for supporting and liaising with teachers across NSW. Please contact her with any questions. Carol also sends information to NSW Teachers via a NSWBA database. If you would like to join this network or have any questions or needs, please send an email to .

The NSWBA also provides financial assistance to clubs for funding general teaching and to teachers undertaking travel for professional development. See for details and how to apply.

The Australian Bridge Federation has endorsed the implementation of an ABF Accreditation Program with the objective to continually improve the quality of teaching to the Australian bridge-playing community.