Australia Day in Gilgandra will take on a similar look to previous years with Hunter Park the site of all the action. The day will start with a Aussie BBQ breakfast from 7.30am and follow with the presentation of the Gilgandra Australia Day Awards
The 2008 Woolworths Ambassador is Soccor Icon Craig Foster
If you need more info on the Australia Day Celebrations please contact Council on 68178800 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
CRAIG FOSTER: BIO
As a former Captain of the Socceroos, and of several Australian and European football clubs, Craig Foster wore the green and gold on 29 occasions alongside current players such as Mark Schwarzer, current Captain Mark Viduka, Craig Moore and Harry Kewell.
But it is perhaps his work as a football commentator and analyst on SBS for which Craig is most well known.
In particular, coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany drew record ratings, and won numerous awards including an Australian Sports Commission Media Award and a Logie for the SBS Team.
Craig is also a prominent columnist on the world game for the Sun Herald, a former Chief Executive and Life Member of the Australian Professional Footballer’s Association, and Patron of the Refugee Youth Soccer Development Program in conjunction with UNSW, which assists young African refugees to intergrate into Australian society through their love of football.
Recently Craig was appointed the sole Australian on the global judging panel for the Ballon D’Or (Golden Ball), the World Footballer of the Year trophy awarded by the highly respected France Football magazine.
29 “A” Caps for Socceroos – Australia
9 International Goals
Socceroo Captain v Bulgaria 2000
Under 17 International (Joey’s)
Club:Captain and Club Captain, Crystal Palace FC, UK 99/00
Portsmouth, UK 97/98
Captain and Club Captain, Northern Spirit FC 00/02
Marconi FC, NSL 96/97
Adelaide City, NSL 94/96
Sydney Croatia NSL, 87
Australian Institute of Sport, 86/87
Australian Player’s Association:
Executive Member, Professional Footballer’s Association 5 Years
PFA Life Member
Former Director, PFAM (Commercial Arm)
Former CEO, PFA – Delivered National Team Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2006 World Cup Campaign
Current Member, PFA National Technical Committee
Channel 7 Sports
C7 Football Coverage – 2001/2
SBS Analyst, 2002 World Cup
Chief Analyst, 2006 FIFA World Cup, Germany
Chief Football Analyst, SBS TV
Columnist, Sun Herald
Radio – ABC National, SEN (Melb), 5AA (Adelaide)
Columnist – SBS “The World Game” – Most popular Australian football website
Australian Sports Commission Media Awards – Winner - SBS 2006 World Cup Coverage
Logie – SBS World Cup Coverage – Australia v Italy coverage