Full Name: BERT FOSTER
Date of Birth: 19/08/1906
Height: 185 cm ( 6-1 )
Weight: 89 kg ( 14-0 )
Debut: 11/08/1928, Round 16, Footscray
Last Game: 05/09/1936, Round 18, Essendon
Total Games: 133
Total Goals: 65
Honours: Premiership 1934, Victorian Representative Team 1931 Games 1.
Seasons: 1928-29, 1931-33, 1935-36, 1939
Total Games: 39
Total Goals: 10
Honours: Captain/Coach 1939.
Bert played mainly as a ruckman. Originally from Echuca, he was a powerfully built player who used his strength fairly in rucking and marking contests. He was also a strong mark and a fine kick. His highest individual goal tally was 4 which he kicked against St Kilda in 1933 and South Melbourne in 1935. He was a member of the 1934 Premiership side and the 1928, 1931 and 1933Grand Final sides. He also represented Victoria once in 1931. After leaving Richmond he coached Sandringham for two years , before returning to Richmond as playing-coach of the Reserves. Bert served on the Richmond Committee in 1940. Afireman, he was tragically killed in a road accident in 1942.
Echuca Technical School ; Echuca 1924-28, Games 73, Goals 6 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1926, Bendigo League Representative Team Games 2 ).
Sandringham Captain/Coach 1937-38, Games 32, Goals 20.