Foster helps raise $10k for charity in FFA Cup defeat

Craig Foster Albion Park City FC
Not the scoreline he was after but another impressive effort from the former Socceroo

At the tender age of 49, Craig Foster has made his FFA Cup debut in a cameo appearance for Albion Park City on Wednesday night.

Foster started the match from central midfield as his side fell to a 6-0 defeat against Coniston FC.

Though the scoreline was lopsided, Foster was able to capitalise on his effort and help raise over $10,000 for charity.

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After ensuring the safe release of Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi, the former Socceroos captain was able to turn the match into a fundraiser with proceeds going towards Mums4Refugees, SCARF Refugees and Tour de Cure. 

An impressive crowd of 700 football fans also turned up on Wednesday night as Foster continues to kick important goals off the pitch.

Foster was instrumental in ensuring al-Araibi was returned to Australia last month and has recently spoken out at the 'sickening' decision of the FFA to support the re-election bid of AFC president ​Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa.