Stamford Youth Bridge Academy (SYBA) has celebrated a hugely successful 2017 with the announcement that it brought bridge to over 1000 youngsters during the year.
In SYBA’s Starter Bridge Pilot Project 2017/18, Stage One certificates were awarded to over 1000 students aged 7 to 13. This is a great achievement for all involved. Congratulations go to the driving forces behind the group – Liz Dale, Sandra Curran and Jenny Harding – and all the ‘Bridge Buddies’ – the volunteers who are giving their time to introduce the game to the pupils and school teachers.
They are currently working regularly each week with over 200 youngsters in 13 local schools, and the scheme has expanded to include ‘satellite clubs’ working in the Bourne, Oakham and Rutland, Oundle and Kettering areas.
For more information on SYBA, and how you can engage with its work, please see its website – www.syba.org.uk.
Inspiring the next generation of Bridge players
Stamford Youth Bridge Academy inspires the next generation of Bridge players. It works with schools and other organisations to provide young people with local opportunities to play the game and to learn the rules, respect and tactics involved. Links with the Ofsted Handbook are emphasised in the teaching. Members of Stamford Bridge Club and partner clubs support young players by acting as ‘buddies’.
We have recently taken a group of 19 young people to the House of Lords to play Bridge with House Peers, including Baroness Hennig.