Speakers Profile - David Foster










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The Sydney Royal Easter Show is the 'Wimbledon of Woodchopping'.

David Foster has become synonymous with the Show having chopped at Sydney every year since 1977. In 2001 David Foster was announced as one of five (5) legends of the Show. David is also the only axeman to have one 100 Sydney Show Championships, a feat, which he achieved in 1999, the 100th year of the Show.

In 1998 David Foster created sporting history when he won his 1000th championship, a feat that was achieved at the Sydney Show.

David's late father, George Foster, was in his own right a World Champion axeman. Accordingly, David and his father combined to win the world 600 mm double handed sawing championship eleven times straight. Following on in his family tradition, David and his brother Peter Foster, have since extended the Foster grip on this World Championship by winning it an additional nine times, a total of twenty straight world titles.

Keeping it in the family, David's only son, Stephen at seventeen years of age, is destined to follow his grandfather, father and uncle's footsteps into the explosive world of woodchopping after some exceptional performances at a number of the shows over the last twelve months. In every sense of the word, "a chip off the old block."