Ed was a big personality who lived lifeto the full, was loved dearly by his family and friends, and is missed hugely by all who knew him. He was a talented sportsman who enjoyed playing both codes of rugby and cricket.
While on tour in South Africa Ed played against the township of Lagunya. The photo here is of him with some of the township boys. Ed saved up his own money to buy South Africa rugby shirts for his opposite number 10 and his little brother.
Following Ed’s tragic death on 28th Sept 2016, aged 18, his family wish to honour his memory and the generosity of his spirit. They have established a memorial fund through the ATLAS Foundation to which all may contribute. The family will use these funds to follow in Ed’s footsteps and support sports projects with disadvantaged people in areas touched by his life. The donation page is here: EdCooperMemorialFund
From Sophie “Ed was mentioned at the House of Lords yesterday. We were invited by the Atlas Foundation who we have Ed’s fund with – obviously we would’ve much preferred to have Ed with us, but it was pretty cool for him to be mentioned in such a place. Here’s some of the speech that Jason Leonard made, signed by some of the rugby legends that were there.”