Singleton Bulls are reaping rewards from new Lancaster deal

NEW DEAL: The Lancaster Motor Group has signed as the major sponsor for the Singleton Bulls' junior program until 2021.
NEW DEAL: The Lancaster Motor Group has signed as the major sponsor for the Singleton Bulls' junior program until 2021.

Dave Foster has come a long way since he joined the Singleton Bulls as a modest 19-year-old in 1997.

Fast forward 22 years and the club's junior head honcho has landed Lancaster Motor Group as a major sponsor.

While Foster's on-field heroics from the 2013 third grade grand final are still held by many supporters in recent memory he holds this deal in just as high regard in reflection.

"It was certainly very exciting to partner up with them for the three year deal," he explained.

JUNIOR LEADERS: Dave Foster and Matt Merrick (with Lancaster Motor Group representatives) stand before Singleton's promising juniors.

JUNIOR LEADERS: Dave Foster and Matt Merrick (with Lancaster Motor Group representatives) stand before Singleton's promising juniors.

"They are our major sponsor for the juniors and it was pretty exciting what they've done for us this year not just from the cash element but also for providing the cattle truck for the kids each week.

"It's something that I've just never seen before."

The deal has already proved to be a catalyst for the region's high rise in representative selections across the weekend in comparison with recent years.

JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVES: Under-13 Hunter Wildfire players from Singleton included Hamish O'Brien, Tyrone Salanoa, Lachlan Foster, Jackson Paniora, Bill Edwards and Charlie Merrick.

JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVES: Under-13 Hunter Wildfire players from Singleton included Hamish O'Brien, Tyrone Salanoa, Lachlan Foster, Jackson Paniora, Bill Edwards and Charlie Merrick.

"To have six Singleton boys feature in the under-13 side as an example was just brilliant," he added.

"I wouldn't say that it was a record all up but it was certainly the biggest representation we've had in the Hunter Wildfires for any of the teams.