Liam Cooper returns on two year deal

Whitehaven are delighted to announce the

signing of forward Liam Cooper from Widnes Vikings.

The twenty three year old former St Helens

Academy player is no stranger to the Recreation Ground having spent time there

in 2018 on loan from the Saints. During his stint with Haven he played in 18

games scoring four tries. A popular player Cooper has signed a two year deal

giving more power to Gary Charlton’s 2021 Betfred Championship squad.

Assistant Coach, Scott McAvoy, coached and

played alongside Cooper in 2018 and said, “Liam ‘Ronnie’ Cooper is an excellent

signing for the club. He was popular within the club during his last stint due

to his work ethic at training and on the field. He plays well above his weight

and always gives 100%. A quality player who has a lot to offer so we’ll look

forward to seeing him play.”

Cooper said of his signing, “I’m delighted to

be coming back to Whitehaven. I really enjoyed my time there on loan and was

disappointed when Saints recalled me and sent me on loan to Halifax. I was

enjoying my rugby with a great bunch of lads. I got a pre season injury at

Widnes so I haven’t played for a while. I’m ready to go now and looking forward

to playing at Whitehaven again.”

Cooper has come through the St Helens system

and was captain of their Academy Under 16’s. He has Championship experience

with spells at Sheffield Eagles and Halifax. He joined Widnes on a one year

deal for the 2020 season but a pre season injury meant he had not played before

the season was curtailed.

His signing has excited Haven Chairman Tom Todd

who said, “It’s great to announce another good piece of news for the club. We

are so glad that Liam Cooper, formerly of St Helens and recently playing for

Widnes has agreed terms with Whitehaven for a two year deal. The players

availability came up very quickly and the football committee had to act very

swiftly to get his signature. We all remember Liam when he had a previous stint

here and he certainly adds more power in the forwards. Gary’s team seems to be

going from strength to strength at the moment and the 2021 season can’t come

soon enough. I think this will be one of the most entertaining sides that has

graced the Recreation Ground for some time.”