Jack Gunston

AFL - Hawthorn


Date of Birth



Melbourne, Victoria


Haileybury College / Sandringham Dragons / Adelaide Crows / Hawthorn

Awards and Achievements

  • Premiership Player 2013, 2014, 2015
  • AFL 22under 22 2014
  • Hawthorn Leading Goal kicker 2015, 2016, 2020
  • All-Australian 2018
  • Hawthorn Best and Fairest 2020


A three time Premiership Player, All-Australian and one of the most reliable kicks in the AFL, Jack Gunston left nothing on the field as he played a crucial role in Hawthorn’s 2010’s dynasty.

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. Where he struggled to hold his position at the Crows, Gunston 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. While 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, Gunston 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.

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