VIDEO: Warrington Wolves’ home grown forward Mike Cooper reflects on the “terrible” season at the club as he prepares to keep busy during the off-season and looks to the future.
Mike, who runs the Bubble Clothing Company in Warrington, with his business partner and “best mate” Sam Wareing, is still training while “on call” for a possible England World Cup call up while also building his business for life after rugby.
While he still has a two year deal at the Wolves, having experienced a life threatening injury during his first spell at the club where he started as a 16-year-old, he is very much focused on the future.
Having suffered some serious injuries, Mike, who has just turned 29, doesn’t know how many more years his body can take after the end of his current deal, so is working hard to make sure he has a business career when his playing days are over.
But he is also keen to use the pain of a terrible season for the Wolves to ensure things are put right next season.
“We shouldn’t have been waving farewell to Kurt Gidley at this stage of the season, we should have been looking forward to winning the Grand Final,” said Mike, who had a successful three year spell living the dream playing down under in the NRL.
But Warrington is his home and where he aims to make a successful business career at the Bubble Clothing Company providing embroidery and printing services on all kinds of clothing, from sports kits to corporate.