Full Name: MAURIE HUNTER
Date of Birth: 05/03/1904
Height: 180 cm ( 5-11 )
Weight: 73 kg ( 11-7 )
Debut: 29/06/1929, Round 9, North Melbourne
Last Game: 23/09/1933, Round PF, Geelong
Total Games: 81
Total Goals: 159
VFL Representative Team Games 4 Goals 4.
Maurie was a champion half-forward during his time at Richmond. He was fast, elusive and could kick well with either foot. He was already a well established country footballer by the time he came to Richmond. By the late 1920s he was the most sought-after footballer in rural Victoria and New South Wales, with several league clubs vying for his signature. Whilst playing for St.Pat’s Albury, then in the Ovens and Murray League, he once kicked 19 goals, against Wangaratta, from a half-forward-flank. He also played a prominent part in four Premiership sides during his time with St.Pat’s.
He walked straight into the Richmond Senior team and spent only two seasons at the club before gaining the captaincy on April 30 1931. He was a member of the 1932 Premiership side, won the Best and Fairest award in 1931, and represented Victoria four times. His highest individual goal tally was 6 in the 1932 semi-final against Carlton. He kicked 5 goals or more seven times. He was voted Richmond’s best player in the 1929 and 1930 semi-finals against Collingwood. After retiring as a player, he served on the Committee between 1935 and 1940. He was awarded Life Membership in 1938. Maurie also coached the Richmond YCW team for 11 seasons winning six Premierships. He died in 1987.
Bulgranda 1922 ( Premiership 1922 ) ; St Patricks Albury 1923-28, Games 70 ( Honours - Premiership 1923-24, 1926-27 ).
Camberwell 1934, Games 6, Goals 4 ( Honours - Captain/Coach for 7 Games ) ; Richmond Districts 1934, Games 7, Goals 21 ; Richmond YCW U/16 Coach 1940-50 ( Honours - Premiership Six Years ).
Rd 1 1932 vs StKilda