Southwick, County Durham born winger Jackie Foster signed for Sunderland in August 1920 from Murton Colliery Welfare making his First Division debut at Huddersfield Town a month later, the first of 6 appearances he would make that season before a move to new Football League club Ashington in June 1921. At Ashington he played in their inaugural Football League game in August 1921 against Grimsby Town, and scored 6 goals in 70 matches over his 2 seasons there, before moving to Halifax Town in September 1923. 2 more full seasons at the Shay saw 3 goals in 82 games, before he joined Grimsby Town in May 1925. Although he only scored once in 10 games in his season at Blundell Park it was enough to win him a Division 3 (North) Championship medal as Grimsby were promoted as Champions. Foster however moved to Bristol City in June 1926, where initially he struggled to find regular football, and didn’t play enough for a medal as they won the Division 3 (South) Championship in his first season. He played more in the Second Division and by the time he moved to Brentford in May 1929 he had scored 5 goals in 51 appearances at Ashton Gate. His 4 seasons at Brentford again saw him crowned a champion as they won the Division 3 (South) Championship in 1932-33 en route to the First Division, and after 23 goals in 143 games he joined Barrow in July 1933, playing 3 more seasons in the Football League and scoring 22 goals in 94 appearances in Cumbria before joining non league Colwyn Bay in 1936.