27 May 1975 (age 47)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 28d
Last game: 28y 59d
Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 102 kg
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
AFL: 10,631st player to appear, 2,387th most games played, 914th most goals kickedFremantle: 37th player to appear, 116th most games played, 22nd most goals kickedWestern Bulldogs: 878th player to appear, 231st most games played, 208th most goals kickedHawthorn: 820th player to appear, 865th most games played, 680th most goals kicked
A forward during the first half of his senior football career Kingsley Hunter showed later on that he also possessed the necessary skills to play effective defensive football.
He commenced with Claremont in 1994 and topped the club’s goal kicking list for the year with 48 majors. His performances were of sufficient quality to persuade Fremantle, which was to take its bows in the AFL in 1995, to draft him, a decision which they would have no cause to regret. Initially, however, he struggled to achieve selection, and he only played three AFL games for the Dockers in his first season. Thereafter, however, he became a key component in the Freo machine, topping the club’s goal kicking in 1996 with 33 goals and 1997 with 32. A less noteworthy 1998 season led to his being traded to Fremantle but there was a sense in which his best football still lay ahead.
After a mediocre 1999 campaign Hunter produced three seasons replete with excellent displays, playing chiefly as a defender. It was therefore something of a surprise when he was off-loaded to Hawthorn in 2003 where he played just a couple of games before announcing his retirement from the AFL. He returned to the WAFL in 2004, but to East Fremantle not Claremont, and played 33 games and kicked 49 goals both that season and the next to add to the 49 games 114 goals registered with the Tigers.
Hunter’s AFL career comprised precisely 100 games: 41 with Fremantle, 57 with Western Bulldogs, and two for Hawthorn. Meanwhile the goals split was 86 Freo, 28 Bulldogs and one Hawks.
Author - John Devaney