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Craig Foster


Following a decorated football career as Australia’s 419th Socceroo and 40th Captain, Craig Foster has become one of Australia’s most respected sportspeople, broadcaster, social justice advocate and human rights campaigner.


Craig represented Australia in the National Team at age 15 in the first FIFA Under 16 World Cup where he was selected in the FIFA Team of the Tournament. He would later go on to represent Australia at senior level on 29 occasions including as Captain.


Following retirement, he became one of Australia’s most respected sports broadcasters at SBS which included FIFA World Cups and FIFA Women’s World Cups as well as the UEFA Champions League, English Premier League and domestic competitions.


A member of the Australian Multicultural Council, Craig works across a vast range of social programs from indigenous rights and self-determination, homelessness and domestic violence, climate action and gender equality and is particularly well known for his refugee advocacy.

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