Football for 2014 has seen the appointment of Senior Coach: Shem Hawking, Reserves Coach - Mark Prain, Thirds Coach - Nathan Clarke and Fourths Coach - Dean Duursma.
While the Football side has seen us with a slow start to the season- The Foster Football Club continues to operate through the winter months with weekly Thursday Night meals- great value at $12 with everyone in the Community invited. This is a great Family Night with meals available from 6.30pm. We have many great Social events coming up so check out our Notice board for coming dates.
While we progress through 2014 we are reminded that the Foster Football Club will reach it's 125 year milestone in 2015. When Country Football Clubs come and go over the years it's amazing to think that we at Tigerland have been here since Foster's early " Gold Rush" days. Following is a section from our history book- "Tigers on the Prowl"
On March 28th 1890, Henry Barnes published the first issue of the Foster & Toora Mirror and on May16th of the same year, D. J. Cotter made the first moves to form a football team in Foster when the following advert appeared in the paper.
A meeting of those interested in forming a Football Club will be held at Condon's Royal Mail Hotel Foster on thursday evening next.
Before discussing the formation of the Foster Football Club it is necessary to illustrate the background of the Community in which the Club was to grow. In 1890, Gold was still the tantalizing metal that fired local inhabitants with thoughts of great wealth.The Foster Queen's Birthday Sports were an attraction in 1890- J. Davis off 6 yards took out the main gift that was run along the road past the Victory Mine.
Football Games were organised against Fish Creek then later in the year against Yarram - neither took place and it was reported " the attempt made to raise a football match in Foster during the winter months, resulted in a dead failure".
Another slow start but Foster Football Club continues 124 years later!