The club is sad to hear that former Old Mid DEREK COOPER (1954) has died.
Derek was a regular at the TMWA in recent years; a keen cricketer (medium pace bowler), a sprinter at at school and a keen rugby player for the Old Mids. When the hockey club was getting into its stride, Derek took it up and was captain of the 4th XI for several seasons. He was a keen singer and was involved with the Mitre Players in his younger days.
With connections to the Hockey club, Cricket, Rugby and Mitres, it’s fair to say that Derek was a great Old Mid-Whitgiftian. He leaves his wife Thelma and two sons, Duncan @ Ian.
(With thanks to Geoff Wilsher)