Harry Hunter

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Harry Hunter
Personal information
Full name Harry Hunter
Date of birth 24 February 1902
Date of death 23 April 1971(1971-04-23) (aged 69)
Original team(s) Footscray (VFA)
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Position(s) Full-back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1921–27, 1929 Essendon 109 (9)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1939 Essendon 2 (2–0–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1929.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Harry Hunter (24 February 1902 – 23 April 1971)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1920s.

Hunter, who started out in the Victorian Football Association with Footscray, played as a defender and spent most of his time at full-back. He was a late withdrawal due to a leg injury from Essendon's 1923 Grand Final team and missed the premiership but made up for it the following season when they went back to back. A regular Victorian interstate representative, Hunter transferred to Albury in 1928 and captain-coached them to the Ovens & Murray Football League premiership that year. He returned to Essendon for one final season in 1929.

After retiring as a player, Hunter concentrated on his coaching career and had stints at both Yarraville and Preston. He was joint coach, alongside Dick Reynolds, of Essendon for two games in the 1939 VFL season, both of which they won.


  1. ^ "Past Player Profiles - H (Hunter, Harry R)". essendonfc.com.au. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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