Ken Cooper is celebrating his 80th birthday on the 26 th January 2019.

He was a coach and referee within the Area for many years until health problems limited his activities.

Ken has been responsible for the development and running of Knottingly Judo Club producing recreational and competitive players to a very high standard. The club always made visitors welcome.

He worked with the West Yorkshire committee and organised Area competitions at Knottingley to a very high standard.

He is a very approachable person and where possible gave assistance on and off the mat. Ken contributed for many years to the development and growth of the Area and is
always the epitome of Jigoro Kano’s philosophies

His son David has arranged a party for him at the club (the old Conservative Club) at 7 pm, for whoever may be interested to go along.