Family world title link for Stephen Foster ahead of Christmas Carnivals series

Stephen Foster. Picture: Cordell Richardson
Stephen Foster. Picture: Cordell Richardson

Competing for a world title will always bring with it a certain amount of pressure.

For axeman Stephen Foster though, the 300mm Men’s Underhand Elimination World title battle at this month’s Latrobe Carnival will bring with it something with the title being named after his grandfather George.

The 34-year-old son of the great David Foster on Friday admitted that aspect made this quest all the more special.

But he believed his experience in the sport would ensure those nerves were held at bay.

“The fact that I am a bit more older and mature now, I don’t think that will affect me as much as it once would have,’’  Foster said.

“I know there will be a bit of pressure on me though, but I can cope with that, but it would be huge to win, not only because of the family stuff, but because it is a world title too.

“But knowing my grandmother has put the money up for the award and my dad and uncles will be there, there is a lot of pressure, but it is going to be good.

“I’ve won one (world title) in New Zealand (the 16 inch underhand in 2011), but to win one in my home town would be special.” 

The 300mm Men’s Underhand Elimination World Title will be one of four world titles up for grabs over the series.

In Launceston, the 275mm Women’s Underhand World Title will be up for grabs, Devonport will see the  375mm Jack and Jill World Title on offer with 325mm Standing World Title the prize in Burnie.

The Latrobe Carnival will be on December 27.