Our Partnership with Coopers

The Playford Trust in partnership with Coopers offers an Honours scholarship at the Waite Research Institute in the field of barley breeding or yeast fermentation.

Coopers is the nation’s only major 100% Australian-owned brewery remaining. Established in 1862 by Thomas Cooper, the company is now run by fifth generation descendant Dr Tim Cooper, as Managing Director and Chief Brewer.

Coopers now accounts for approximately 5% of the national beer market, and is renowned for its unique premium quality ales, stout and lagers. Coopers is also the world’s largest producer of home-brew concentrates.