John Cooper, Deputy Head, leaves Eltham College this summer after six years in post. John is also leaving the world of education to take up the post of CEO of a development company, which is owned by Secure Trading. As many of you who watch the OERFC will know, Secure Trading is their sponsor and part of John’s role will be to head the organisation of the 1st XV and the associated developments of College Meadow as well as the link between the coaches who are employed by the club and also teach in the school. Secure Trading are the principal sponsor of England Sevens and John will be heading the liaison between the RFU and the company. The exciting challenge which lies ahead is one for which he appears well suited and we wish him well.