14 Jack Cooper

Nationality
gbr United Kingdom
Position
Defence
Current Team
Raiders

London Raiders have announced the re-signing of popular defenceman Jack Cooper

Former Albany School pupil Cooper admits it was an easy decision to agree to return to the Lee Valley-based club for the 2017/18 National League season.

The 20-year-old said: “I’m looking forward to another year in the gold and blue.

“I believe we had our best season in a while last year and this year shouldn’t be any different.”

Cooper made 41 appearances, picking up seven assists last campaign, but he believes the team can improve further and has set high targets for the season.

“I am very excited with this upcoming season, I believe we are in for a great year, especially with the new signings we have announced,” he added.

“My personal goal would be to finish as high up the table as possible. I’d like a top-three finish and to try and get at least one trophy this year.”

The former Romford junior is also keen to work with new coach Sean Easton, who has joined from fierce rivals Chelmsford, and is feeling confident despite all of the changes in the league structure during the close season.

“I have only worked with Easton once and that was at South East,” said Cooper.

“I know he is a very good coach and I am excited to work with him this year.

“It’s a bit of a shame that a few of the teams have dropped out of the league, but nevertheless, we have to focus on our game as we are going up against a few tougher opponents. I am confident we will do well.”