The Bradford Bulls have made their first permanent signing under new coach Francis Cummins, signing talented St Helens winger Jamie Foster on a 1-year deal for the 2013 Super League season.
Foster, a 22-year old goal-kicking winger, was on loan at Hull FC for the last two months of the 2012 season, before signing with the Bulls, after the Saints and Foster agreed to a release for the winger from his Saints contract by mutual consent.
Foster, who made a total of 50 appearances for St Helens, scored 224 goals and 32 tries in that time – with the young winger looking forward to his new challenge at Bradford and under new coach, Francis Cummins.
“I am really looking forward to joining the Bulls and working with Francis Cummins,” Foster said.
“I know I'm a good player and I know I can score tr
ies and kick goals, and I'm looking forward to getting my head down and producing the form that I know I'm capable of.
“Working with new people will be good and hopefully bring out the best in me.
“When I got the opportunity at Hull it was a case of kicking on again and hopefully the same thing can happen again here at Bradford.”
For Cummins, whilst he knows that at first, it may be hard for Foster to adjust to his departure from St Helens, he believes the young winger is talented enough to make an impact at Bradford.
“Jamie has got some great experience already for such a young man, but he's also got to prove a few points here. I think he did that at Hull and he needs to kick on again now.
“It will be hard for him as well, initially, to leave Saints after such a long time, but he's got to take the next step in his career as a lot of our players have had to do.”