David Foster

David Foster is Atlantic Oils Ambassador providing mentoring and speeches on his knowledge and experience on becoming a world champion axeman as well as the oil industry.

David Foster is the first person in sporting history to have won 1000 championships. This was achieved at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 1998 and widely reported by media both in Australia and overseas.

He has won the Australian Axeman of the Year a record breaking nine times in a row. In 1990 David was awarded Axeman of the Decade - the accolades just keep coming.

There is not a major event in Australia and New Zealand that David hasn’t competed in and won - when he competed against the Americans he took three world records from them.

Outstanding Achievements

  • Awarded an Order of Australia Medal
  • Represented Australia in New Zealand and Jakarta and has also competed in America where he broke three (3) of their World Records.
  • The only axeman to have ever won six out of seven championships at the Royal Sydney Show and has achieved that feat five (5) times.
  • Won the World 400mm Underhand Championship at Lavington Sports Carnival eleven (11) times in a row.
  • Won the World 600 mm Double Handed Sawing Championship with his late father, George Foster eleven (11) times straight and ten (10) times with his brother, Peter Foster, at the Royal Sydney Show; altogether winning this title 21 times straight.
  • Named Tasmanian Axeman of the Year in 1990. The only axeman to have ever won that award twice.
  • In 1992 he was announced as the first Advance Australia Ambassador for Tasmania.
  • Captained Australia to a 3-nil win over New Zealand in November 1994 and also 3-nil wins at the Sydney Show in 1995 and 1998 and a 2-nil win in 1999. This was followed up with a 3-nil win over the New Zealanders and Americans in 2000.
  • On 24 November 1995 David was named as Tasmanian of the Year.
  • In March 1988 was announced as the Tasmanian Founding Member an Ambassador for the Olympic Club.
  • August 1998, David was appointed as a Director of the National Australia Day Council for a period of three years.
  • In January 1999, David was announced as the 1998 Tasmanian Sporting Personality of the Year voted by the readers of the Tasmanian Mercury Newspaper.
  • On 25 April, 2000 (Anzac Day), David Foster was awarded the Anzac Medal for services to the community.
  • In 2003 was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Governor of Tasmania Sir Guy Green.