Former St Helens, Bradford and Huddersfield winger Jamie Foster has called time on his rugby league career with immediate effect.
Foster has not played professionally since a short-term spell with Championship side Featherstone last season, having previously spent some of 2016 with Super League side Huddersfield.
He burst onto the scene as a youngster at St Helens with his exceptional wing play and goal-kicking ability but, in a post on social media on Tuesday, he confirmed he was stepping away from the sport to pursue other opportunities and to spend more time with his family.
He said: “After dedicating most of my life to rugby league I’ve decided to hang up my boots.
“I started as a six-year-old with Blackbrook Royals with a dream of playing on the biggest stage and I never dreamed it would come true… playing in Grand Finals and playing with legends of the game I used (to) look up to.”
Foster’s full post is below.
Thankyou all ???? pic.twitter.com/DRYW4gYLem
— Jamie foster (@jamiefoster22) June 20, 2017