David Foster

David George Foster (b 1957), axeman, born in Hobart, is the first person in sporting history to have won over one thousand championships and is the most successful axeman in the history of the sport of woodchopping. His record includes 182 world titles and 179 national titles. A regular member of the Australian team since 1979, captain for 21 consecutive years, he has 'chopped' throughout Australia, New Zealand, America and Asia, competing in all disciplines of the sport other than tree-felling.

David has an unequalled list of awards, recognitions and accolades for community service, internationally, nationally and statewide. In his home state, David is just as well known for his friendly personality and being an approachable, sincere 'good bloke'. The Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame at Bell's Parade, Latrobe, is now managed by David Foster and his 'woodchopping' family.

Further reading: D Foster, The power of two, Sydney, 1998.

Marie McCulloch