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Accredited Teachers in Victoria


Since 2011, a national scheme of accreditation of bridge teachers in Australia has been conducted by the ABF and many dozens of teachers around the country have been accredited. This process endeavours to ensure that bridge students are taught by properly-trained individuals using state-of-the-art methods.

 In Victoria, there are presently five accredited teachers and three Honorary Teaching Fellows. The latter are eminent teachers who automatically qualified for accreditation based on their reputation and vast experience.

The profiles of the Victorian and other teachers may be found here: 

If you wish to contact an accredited Victorian teacher the following are email contact details.

Dot Read (Geelong)  [email protected]

Barbara Conquest (Moonee Valley) [email protected]

Jan Clyne (Bayside)  [email protected] 

Stella Hammond (Knox) [email protected]

Nena Reid (Yarra Valley) [email protected]

Alf Brancki (Tivoli) [email protected]

The Honorary Teaching Fellows and their club contacts are: Jeff Fust (Gardenvale), Bill Jacobs (Northern)

and Andrew Mill (via the VBA office).


The VBA runs regular sessions which count towards accreditation with the National Director of Teaching, Joan Butts,  the next of which is scheduled for June 23/24 2018.  

All information regarding becoming an accredited teacher may be accessed via the Australian Bridge Federation home page, then take the Education tab.


Christopher Leach

Vice-President VBA