Lending a helping hand – Visit to Alan Foskett
Alan Foskett is a well-known rugby league identity on the Central Coast. Alan played with Newtown from 1952 to 1955, Captain/Coach of Casino 1956 and played for The Entrance 1958 – 1959. In 1980 he was a member of the selection panels for Country Rugby League, 1982 NSW Rugby League, and the ARL from 1984 until 1989. Alan was secretary of the Entrance Rugby League Club and coached the Under 17 sides.
Alan was admitted to Gosford Hospital on Boxing Day 2015 after suffering from severe back pain. During the many tests to determine the cause of the pain he picked up an infection which affects his kidney. This infection required treatment on the dialysis machine. Further tests revealed gallstones which resulted in an operation to removal Alan’s gallbladder.
After 7 weeks Alan was moved to Gosford Private Hospital for rehabilitation and is determined to make the criteria to enable him to be discharged by the end of February.
Alan was visited by Don Parish, Les Pearce, Lance Henry and Dennis Tomsett during his hospital stay. Alan was presented with a Men of League polo shirt and cap and wished the all the very best for his recovery on behalf of the rugby league community.
Alan was very grateful for the support and expressed his great appreciation for the visits and the support of the Men of League Foundation.
Lance Henry and Les Pearce pictured with Alan Foskett.