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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 CathWhiddon

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 will be runs Teacher Training Program days.


ABF Accredited Teachers

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New South Wales

Peninsula Bridge Club
   Cath Whiddon
   Susan Falkingham
   Vickie Busteed
   Lynn Baker

Randwick Bridge Club
   Stuart Packington

Port Stephens Bridge Club
   Trish Thatcher

Kiama Bridge Club
   Ann Blue
   Ian Blue

Maitland Bridge Club
   Jenny Coyle
   Wendy Rissler

Hawks Nest Bridge Club
   Leslie Falla

Glen Bridge Club
   Sandra McBain

Gunnedah Bridge Club
   Sandra Curran and Dianne Hasler

Central Coast Leagues Club Bridge Club
   Matt Raj Mal

Cootamundra Bridge Club
   Jennifer Kozman

Illawarra Bridge Club
   Jill MacRae
  Frances Lyon

Brisbane Water Bridge Club
   Christine Hadaway

Grange Bridge Club
   Donelle Foate

Parramatta Bridge Club
   Margaret East

Hunters Hill Bridge Club
   Carol Sheldrake

Queensland

Toowong Bridge Club
Sandra Mulcahy
Sue Eix

Goondiwindi Bridge Club
Paula Lennon

Redlands Bridge Club
Deirdre Giles

Sunnybank Bridge Club
Laurelle McDonnell

Tamborine Mountain Bridge Club
John Youngman
Denise Merrin 

Gold Coast Bridge Club
Lynley Jenkins 
Cecily Critchley

Surfers Paradise Bridge Club
Birgitt Bingham
Kay Watkinson
Michael Witham

Arana Bridge Club
Jim Taylor

 
Malcolm & Lyn Carter

Victoria

Moonee Valley Bridge Club
Barbara Conquest

Geelong Bridge Club
Dot Read

Bayside Bridge Club
Jan Clyne

Knox Bridge Club
Stella Hammond

Yarra Valley Bridge Club
Nena Reid

  

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Bridge Club
Barbara Toohey
Jeanette Grahame
Ann Pettigrew

55Plus Seniors Club Tuggeranong
Margaret Kennedy

Western Australia

City of Melville Bridge Club
Noel Daniel
Bill Symons

South Perth Bridge Club
Jan Howell

South Australia

North Adelaide Community Centre
Bridge Club

Julia and Bruce Hendry

City of Melville Bridge Club
Arthur Porter

 

Honorary Teaching Fellows