The English Bridge Union has awarded Richard Croot the Alec Salisbury Award in recognition of the outstanding service he has given to the development of bridge at his school: Hereford Cathedral School, over many years.
Richard Croot was initially taught rudimentary bridge by his father at the age of six, which was followed by lessons from his maths teacher at Fettes school. His passion for bridge continued whilst studying at the universities of Bristol and Durham and in the past few years Richard has represented the county of Herefordshire.
He has been teaching bridge at the school since 1995 and has seen a number of his pupils go on toEngland junior success. Richard has also entered his school teams into the Herefordshire county leaguesand the Hereford bridge club competitions.
At the moment Richard teaches bridge to his Year 7 classes and plans to set up an after school bridge club in the next academic year.
The award was presented by EBU Chairman, Peter Stocken in front of many of Richard’s bridge students. Please click here to view the photos from the day of bridge.