Nathan Foster’s “devastating” experience at Wolter Park last season may have helped him decide to join Moreton Bay United.
The 20-year-old was in goal for Brisbane Roar when Jets came from 2-1 down in the 89th minute to win 3-2 with a 95th-minute penalty!
“It was such a devastating game and so disappointing for us (Roar),” Nathan said.
“But the fight from the (MBU) boys, the pressure they put on us towards the end of the game was unbelievable.
“We couldn’t hold them. They did very well to come away with the points.
“I’ve seen the boys fight like that every game we played them - and on the (TV) footage. It’s unbelievable to see.
“The location, the history of the club and what I’ve seen playing against them, the culture here has been fantastic.
“I’m really looking forward to being part of it.”
Nathan’s first NPL experience was with the Sunshine Coast Under 12s in 2013 – the state league’s foundation year.
He was with the Fire through to the Under 16s before joining Brisbane Roar for four seasons (2018-21).
On leaving Roar, Nathan said it was an “easy decision” to join Jets.
“Royce got in contact and was great,” he said, “he sympathised as he’d been in a similar position (leaving Roar) in his career.
“He just said to me "this is the place I think you will do best at" and really make my career grow.
“I’ve not met the boys yet but I know Marquez (Walters) and Bertrum (Speirs) from the Roar previously.
"It’s exciting and I’m looking forward to getting out on the field.”
Nathan said he believes distribution is one of his strengths, he likes to be a dominant figure at the back and never “shuts up” for 90 minutes!
Ahead of pre-season training, Nathan has been working out in the gym to return “as fit as possible”.