A Wimbledon school boy has been selected to play for the England under 16 bridge team.

Theo Sinclair will be part of the six-strong team that will be travelling to Norway in July to compete in the European Youth Bridge Team Championships.

The 14-year-old from Wandsworth started playing the card game when he was ten after going along to a children’s bridge course at the Andrew Robson Bridge Club in Parson’s Green during the summer holidays.

His school, King’s College Wimbledon, subsequently set up a lunchtime bridge club where he continued to play and he was scouted for the England squad while taking part in the 2018 Surrey Schools Cup bridge competition.

“Bridge is a brilliant game," Theo said.

"It’s great fun working as a team with your partner to bid and play the cards in your hand as well as possible.

"There is always something new to learn so it never gets boring, and I’ve got to meet lots of different people of all ages and backgrounds.”

“Wimbledon Bridge Club currently offers free junior bridge lessons on a Sunday afternoon and I would really recommend that all children give it a go.”

If Theo and his team are successful in Norway, they will qualify for the 2020 World Youth Bridge Team Championships which last year took place in China.