A three time Premiership Player, All-Australian and one of the most reliable kicks in the AFL, Jack Gunston leaves a legacy as a key member of Hawthorn’s 2010’s dynasty.
Jack Gunston was raised in Melbourne and attended Haileybury College, playing school football.
His father, Ray Gunston, played VFA football for Brunswick, and later moved into sports administration.
Gunston began his junior career with the Beaumaris Football Club.
Originally drafted to the Adelaide Crows in the 2009 National Draft, Gunston played 14 games before returning home to Victoria ahead of the 2012 season.
Whilst Jack struggled to hold his position at the Crows, he quickly cemented his position in the Hawks forward line and has missed only a handful of games since 2012.
In that first year at Hawthorn, Gunston kicked 39 goals on the way to the Grand Final.
Whilst they lost in 2012, that year would be the first of four Grand Final appearances in a row that Gunston would play in, winning 2013, 2014 and 2015.
A big game performer Gunston kicked 12 goals across his four grand final appearances.
After more than a decade at the highest level, Jack is now starting to add more diversity to his game, playing half back and moving through the midfield.
In 2018 he was selected in his first All-Australian team, and in Round 8 of the 2020 season Gunston celebrated his 200th AFL game.
Ahead of the 2023 season, Gunston moved to the Brisbane Lions, adding another strong target to their already impressive forward line, and bringing his Premiership experience to the Lions.
Away from football Jack loves playing Golf and spending time with his Golden Retriever Arlo
Jack in 2020 has been an ambassador for Northern Motor Group and Jagged along with being a proud supported for the Starlight foundation for some time.
I love the thought behind a Starlight Wish – being able to make others smile and give them an experience they’ll never forget, – Jack in 2019 on working with The Starlight Foundation