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Josh Hunt

Last played for GWS Giants in 2014
Games: 212     Born: March 14, 1982     Origin: Bendigo Pioneers
Playing Height: 185cm     Playing Weight: 101kg     Position: Defender
Last Drafted: Round 3, Pick #44 2000 National Draft by Geelong Cats
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Josh Hunt Biography

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Josh Hunt announces his retirement.

In a speech to his teammates, Hunt urging them to make the most of their careers.

"It flies by, three years ago I was getting a premiership medal and thinking I have 10 years to go. It catches up with you pretty quick(ly) and this year has been amazing and I've loved every second of it," Hunt said.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014
After playing 198 games with Geelong, Josh Hunt will play in his 200th game as a Giant against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.

"It's a milestone for me, but we want to get up and get four points, which is more important at the moment," Hunt said.

"At the end of the game, hopefully after we have a good win, I can sit back with family and friends and maybe have a couple of quiet beers to celebrate.

Saturday, 14 December 2013
GWS recruit Josh Hunt says he was not ready to retire after being told by the Cats that he was no longer required.

"That was the big thing for me. If I was playing bad footy, or if my body was failing me, then the decision would be easy (to retire)," Hunt said.

"The fact is that I still felt like I still had a bit to give in footy and the people that I'd spoken to said the same thing. I'm not a person who wants to walk away from something with 'what ifs'.

"I'll play until the game's done with me or I become a liability and I'm done with footy."

Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Josh Hunt will be a Giant in 2014 after passing a medical with the club.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Josh Hunt is hopeful of being offered a lifeline by GWS after undergoing a medical at the club.

"It was just a quick once-over from them, a medical, and I don't know what the go is yet any more than that," Hunt said.

"It was sort of a way for them to suss out what I was thinking and for me to ask any questions.

"There are no issues. I didn't play a whole lot of footy last year either so I feel pretty fresh actually."

Monday, 30 September 2013
Josh Hunt will look for a new club as a free agent after being delisted by Geelong.

"I totally understand and respect the direction of the club and its youth policy moving forward," Hunt said.

"Having said that, I still have the fire to compete, and feel I have a lot to offer at the highest level, therefore I will definitely be testing the free agency water."

Sunday, 10 February 2013
Cats veteran Josh Hunt isn't a bout with glandular fever or a one-year contract get him down.

"The cards have been laid out there and they're the ones I've been dealt, so there's no point sitting there worrying about a one-year contract," Hunt said.

" I've got to put that to the back of my mind, enjoy being out there, enjoy being around the boys and play good footy. If that all happens then the rest will look after itself."

Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Josh Hunt is in doubt for the NAB Cup after being diagnosed with glandular fever following the Christmas break.

"It has put me back a little bit, but it just means that I've got a bit of work to do to catch up and get back to where I should be or where I'd like to be," Hunt said.

"What I'm doing at the moment is pretty much based on how I'm feeling."

Thursday, 27 September 2012
Geelong has offered one-year deals to premiership players Paul Chapman, Josh Hunt and Corey Enright, all of whom will play on in 2013.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Josh Hunt is seen to step on Eddie Betts' hand during Geelong's clash with Carlton but is let off by the MRP with only a fine of $1,350, a decision which perplexes Blues coach Brett Ratten.

"Are these the things that we want to see when we go and watch our kids play footy?" Ratten asked.

"They make the decisions. I just sit there and see what happens in the game and coach the team. It's not my decision to comment (on), but you wouldn't like to go to junior footy and see that happening."

Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Cats coach Chris Scott refuses to provide a public assessment of Josh Hunt after the defender was criticised in the media for allegedly pulling out of a contest by Matthew Lloyd and Wayne Carey.

"I'm not going to engage in any public assessment of Josh. We question ourselves internally every day, in virtually everything we do," Scott said.

"The only thing I'll say is that those things stay in-house and Josh has our utmost support.

"We welcome the external criticisms or otherwise of our performance, but it won't affect the way we handle things internally. He needs to know that he has our support, and he knows that, unequivocally."

Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Geelong coach Chris Scott says Josh Hunt he needs to clean up his reckless approach to tackling after the defender was suspended for two matches following a sling tackle on Sydney youngster Luke Parker in the NAB Cup.

"Josh needs to change his technique in that area and we're working really hard on that," Scott said.

"It's the second time he's been suspended for that sort of tackle, so clearly we're failing in some regard there. But it's a minor thing we're confident we can remedy."

Thursday, 14 April 2011
Geelong defender Josh Hunt will play his 150th AFL match against the Sydney Swans this weekend.

"I didn't even think I'd get drafted when I was in the TAC Cup," Hunt said.

"It was great to make my debut in 2001. To play one game was huge, to play 50 was really good as well. To get past 100 and now to 150 is something I never thought would happen, so it is a great feather in my cap."

Saturday, 28 March 2009
Geelong midfielder Joel Corey is prepared to be used as a defender in the absence of Josh Hunt and Tom Harley, who have knee injuries.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Josh Hunt will head to Europe in the coming weeks as he recuperates from knee surgery.
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Josh Hunt will miss the rest of the season after deciding against undergoing radical knee surgery.
Monday, 16 March 2009
Joshua Hunt must wait for swelling to subside before he can decide what procedure to undertake on his knee.
Joshua Hunt is planning to speak to Sydney's Nick Malceski about the radical knee surgery that saved his season last year.
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Scans today are expected to confirm that premiership defender Josh Hunt's knee injury will rule him out for the rest of the year.
Geelong defender Josh Hunt's 27th birthday has turned sour after knee scans confirmed his season is over.

Scans this morning showed Hunt ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee as he went to ground in the first quarter of the NAB Cup pre-season final the night before at Etihad Stadium.

Geelong will decide early this week whether Josh Hunt will have the radical knee surgery Sydney's Nick Malceski had last season.
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