A lightning quick half back, Hunt’s 21st birthday in 2016 coincided with a breakthrough AFL season that saw him make his AFL debut and go on to play 19 impressive games.
Hunt originally played some eye-catching football for Brighton Grammar in 2013, and in the Young Guns game, a representative game for draft hopefuls. Despite not playing a TAC Cup game, Hunt had shown enough for Melbourne to draft him with pick 57 at the NAB AFL Draft.
With great speed and agility, Hunt made his VFL debut with the Demons-affiliate the Casey Scorpions in 2014 before succumbing to a back injury.
After being trialled as a half back, Hunt moved forward in 2015, a position he was familiar with from his junior days. It delivered dividends for both Hunt and the Scorpions, as he kicked 11 goals in four matches in July.
A solid pre-season put Hunt in the frame for an excellent 2016 season. His consistent form and style of play endeared him quickly to Demons fans and they’ll be looking for more of the same from Hunt in 2017.