Lachie Swaney CRBF Ambassador:
In late 2015, a very excited Cooper, returned home from school one day to let us know he had found the ‘an AFL rising star ‘ at Sydney Grammar School. He could hardly contain his excitement, nor could he find the superlatives he needed to describe this young talent, he had discovered at a school athletics carnival. The young man in question was Lachie Swaney, who fast became a very dear friend to Cooper until his passing in 2017, always bringing joy to his life when he needed it most.
Lachie is a member of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy. Last year he took part in the U/16 National Championships as a member of the NSW/ACT team while this year he played in all 5 games for the U/18 Sydney Swans Academy side in the National Academy Series.
“I am very happy to be coming on board as an ambassador as Cooper was a close friend of mine through the time we spent together through sport both inside and outside of school. He also was a major influence on my football as a self-proclaimed guru, providing endless support, making it a very easy decision when Tania asked me as I hope to work with the foundation to ensure that Cooper’s legacy lives on through continual research of Sarcoma.”