On the 24th March I will be taking part in a White Collar Boxing match in front of 2000 people (eek!) It's a weird one, but I always used to play fight with Ed and I miss having a proper scrap with him, so to honour that - I thought why not do an actual fight! So here I am, wish me luck!

Ed was a big personality who lived life to the full, was loved dearly by his family and friends, and is missed hugely by all who knew him. He was a talented sportsman who enjoyed playing both codes of rugby and cricket.

Ed enjoyed nothing more than travelling and meeting new people. Ed made so many good friends through rugby. The network of people you meet through sport is vast – it opened up his world, and ours. At the same time, Ed, was very aware of his privileges, and how many people were not in the position to enjoy and participate in sport and education. He was kind, compassionate, and fun.

As a family, The Memorial Fund supports Tanzania Rugby Development (TRD), an NGO, which uses rugby as a tool to empower, grow, and develop children in and around Arusha in northwest Tanzania. The focus is on teaching and supporting the values of team, respect and discipline (TRD), helping young people to take pride in themselves and what they can achieve.

Here's to Ed, miss you x Olivia Cooper