Brodee Foster is used to scoring goals. He’s made it a habit.
But his supernatural finish while playing for WA’s under-21 ice hockey team this year brought more than just his condition across the line against rivals South Australia – it eventually earned him the $3,000 grand prize as the first streamer Screamer.
Foster’s goal was selected as the outstanding local sport highlight from more than 100 entrants in the competition, which will be run throughout September by sports streaming platform Streamer.com.au.
Streamer, a platform launched by The West Australian earlier this year, is putting the power of streaming back in the hands of local clubs, giving them the tools to run their own revenue-generating broadcasts.
There were plenty of spectacular grabs, unerring goals from a range of sports and even the occasional race for the Streamer Screamer prize, but Foster’s conversion from a ridiculous angle from a full-field lob was deemed the standout moment.
The rising star was named player of the tournament at the Under-21 Championship with 15 goals – a whopping eight more than the next best.
Foster currently plays for the Perth Thundersticks in the newly returned national hockey One League with aspirations of eventually making it to the Kookaburras and playing for Australia at Olympic level.
He said he’s still considering how to spend the prize money – and whether the teammate who delivered the ball to him deserves a cut.
“Maybe I have to give some to the guy who threw the overhead… maybe,” Foster said.
Michelle Cassin and Brendan O’Kane took home $500 each as runners-up.
The Streamer Screamer competition was created to celebrate local sporting moments across Western Australia.
He said the rise of platforms like streamers is important for grassroots sport and beyond.
“Streamer means you can access community esports if you can’t always get down to earth,” he said.
“There are some amazing moments that we don’t always see — now we can show them to the world.”
Since launching in February, Streamer has broadcast all WAFLW and WAFL Colts competitions and is the platform for all PSA school sports as well as a range of tournaments and competitions from Hockey WA, Surfing WA and the Hurricane Go Kart Club’s King of the Das Hill Race Weekend.
The platform will soon be open for all community sports clubs to come on board, with a range of exciting self-streaming tools rolling out over the coming months.
Streamer Operations Manager Nick Rynne said the goal is to allow all clubs to launch their own easy-to-use and revenue-generating streaming platforms.
“We’re very excited about the growth of community-level streaming and want to make it as easy as possible for any club to access these types of services, regardless of their budget,” he said.
“The success of the Streamer Screamer competition just goes to show how many epic moments happen at grassroots level in any given weekend. So if we can help players and clubs to capture and celebrate that then we think that’s a good job.”
For more information about the platform or to get your club on board, visit streamer.com.au.
https://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/stream-screamer-winner-of-competition-revealed-as-hockey-star-brodee-foster-c-8478897 Stream Screamer: The winner of the contest is hockey star Brodee Foster