|Birth Day:||December 3, 1914|
|Death Date:||Apr 2, 2005 (age 90)|
As per our current Database, Trevor Foster died on Apr 2, 2005 (age 90).
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He began playing for Bradford Northern in 1938 and temporarily put his rugby career on hold to serve in the British Army during World War II.
Trevor Foster was born on 3 December 1914 in Newport, Monmouthshire, but is best known for his association with the Bradford Northern rugby league club having joined them as a player in 1938 for £400 from Newport RFC, his home town's rugby union club.
Trevor Foster won caps for Wales while at Bradford Northern 1939…1951 16-caps, including 7 as captain, and won caps for Great Britain while at Bradford Northern in 1946 against New Zealand, and in 1948 against Australia (2 matches)
In 1946 he was selected for the winning Ashes tour of Australia, but was injured before being able to play a game.
In all he played 428 games for Bradford Northern, usually as a second-row and occasionally a loose forward. During this time he scored 140 tries (an incredible return for a forward) including 24 in the 1947-48 season and 6 in 1 game.(It could have been 7 but the ball was knocked from his hands as he crossed the line.) Trevor was the key forward of an outstanding Bradford Northern side in the post war period which won the Rugby League Challenge Cup in 1947 and 1949 with Trevor scoring in both games. The Northern side at this time had some great Welsh players including mercurial stand-off Willie Davies, wings Des Case and Alan Edwards, and of course Frank Whitcombe at prop.
After his retirement in 1955 he remained a servant of the Bradford club successively as Coach, Director and Chairman of the Supporters Club and timekeeper for Super League home games.
It was in 1963 when he secured his place in Bradford and Rugby League history when he was the central figure in a campaign to save his beloved Bradford Northern club who had disbanded due to financial problems. He led efforts to reconstitute the club which was then able to rejoin the league the following season. Without his work it is unlikely that the club would exist today.
In 2001 Trevor Foster was awarded an MBE, in 2004 was inducted into Welsh Sports Hall of Fame.
Trevor Foster, has been included in Bradford's; 'Millennium Masters', 'Bull Masters', and in August 2007 he was named in the 'Team Of The Century'. Only six players have been included in all three lists, they are; Karl Fairbank, Trevor Foster, James Lowes, Keith Mumby, Robbie Paul and Ernest Ward.
Currently, Trevor Foster is 108 years, 1 months and 25 days old. Trevor Foster will celebrate 109th birthday on a Sunday 3rd of December 2023.
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