Vale James ‘Gus’ Hunter

The Club advises that past player # 559 James ‘Gus’ Hunter passed away Saturday 18 January aged 89 years.

Growing up in Blackwood, at age 21 years Gus was invited by Gil Langley to train with Sturt. Starting as a half forward he would play most of his games at half back.

Gus played 149 league games from 1952 – 1961. While not a successful era for the Club, Gus nonetheless relished playing football with the likes of Len Fitzgerald and Wally May.

After retiring from league football, he was player coach at Echunga then senior coach at Blackwood winning two premierships.

Gus was a regular spectator at Unley Oval and would often step onto the oval to remember days gone by.

Rest in peace.