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JoanButtsJoan Butts – National Teaching Coordinator

Joan Butts is the Australian Bridge Federation’s National Teaching Coordinator. In this role, she trains teachers and bridge players all over Australia.
Joan began playing bridge when she was 25 and has represented Australian in world championships. Her passion is bridge education. She has taught thousands of people how to play, at the bridge club she has owned for 25 years and all over the world.
She has written four books and plans to write more. She is also busy developing lessons and resources, both online and in person, to help more people discover bridge and improve their skills. 
In her role as National Teaching Coordinator, Joan conducts the Teacher Training Program and Continuing Professional Development Days.

 

 

Cath Whiddon – Teacher Trainer 

Cath Whiddon is the ABF’s first Teacher Trainer. Cath has been playing bridge since her university days and has been teaching bridge since 2010. Her initial eight-week beginners’ course for six students at the Peninsula Bridge Club has evolved into the Peninsula Bridge Education Program which in 2013 celebrated its 100th member completing the program. 
Apart from her role as the Director of Bridge Education at Peninsula, Cath has been the NSWBA bridge education representative for NSW with being the Metro rep for all bridge clubs in Sydney. Cath also works as a bridge teacher and director on a couple of cruises each year.
As a Teacher Trainer, Cath runs Teacher Training Program and CPD Days. 


ABF Accredited Teachers

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New South Wales

Ballina Bridge Club
Anne Jackson
Rebecca Rogers

Brisbane Water Bridge Club
Christine Hadaway

Cootamundra Bridge Club
Jennifer Kozman

Glen Bridge Club
Sandra McBain

Grange Bridge Club
Donelle Foate

Gunnedah Bridge Club
Sandra Curran & Dianne Hasler

Hawks Nest Bridge Club
Leslie Falla

Hunters Hill Bridge Club
Carol Sheldrake

Illawarra Bridge Association
Jill MacRae
Frances Lyon
Marie Pickering

Kiama Bridge Club
Ann Blue
Ian Blue

Maitland Bridge Club
Jenny Coyle
Wendy Rissler

Narrabeen Bridge Club
Jill Sherlock

Orange Bridge Club
Jenny King

Parramatta Bridge Club
Margaret East

Peninsula Bridge Club
Cath Whiddon
Susan Falkingham
Vickie Busteed
Lynn Baker
Anne Small
Jennifer Ardill 
Kelly Barber
Susan Oxfeldt Jensen

Port Stephens Bridge Club
Trish Thatcher

Randwick Bridge Club
Stuart Packington

Tilligerry Bridge Club
Paul Rooms

Toronto Bridge Club
Josephine Most
Beryl Jackson

Matt Raj Mal

 


Queensland

Arana Bridge Club
Jim Taylor

Gold Coast Bridge Club
Lynley Jenkins

Goondiwindi Bridge Club
Paula Lennon

Redland Bridge Club
Deirdre Giles
John Dunne

Surfers Paradise Bridge Club
Birgitt Bingham
Kay Watkinson
Michael Witham
Barbara Rydon

Sunnybank Bridge Club
Laurelle McDonnell

Tableland Bridge Club
May Maidment

Tamborine Mountain Bridge Club
John Youngman
Denise Merrin

Toowong Bridge Club
Sandra Mulcahy
Sue Eix

Malcolm & Lyn Carter
 

 


Victoria

Bayside Bridge Club
Jan Clyne

Benalla Bridge Club
Marjorie Phillips

Bendigo Bridge Club
Kerry Delcourt

Bridge At Tivoli
Alfred Branicki

Geelong Bridge Club
Dot Read

Knox Bridge Club
Stella Hammond

Moonee Valley Bridge Club
Barbara Conquest 

Rye Beach Bridge Club
Brian Morgan
Margaret Morgan

Yarra Valley Bridge Club
Nena Reid

 

 

 

 

 

 


Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Bridge Club
Barbara Toohey
Jeanette Grahame
Ann Pettigrew

55Plus Seniors Club Tuggeranong
Margaret Kennedy  

 

 


South Australia

Bridge in the Barossa
Jill & Evan Allanson

Gawler & District Bridge Club
Margaret Neumeister

Glenelg Contract Bridge Club
Arthur Porter

North Adelaide Community
Centre Bridge Club

Julia and Bruce Hendry

 

 

 


Western Australia

City of Melville Bridge Club
Noel Daniel
Bill Symons

South Perth Bridge Club
Jan Howell

Bayswater Bridge Club
Sandy Sutton-Mattocks