Karmichael Hunt: Gordon’s boom recruit proving there’s more than meets the eye

By Matt Findlay Ahead of his Shute Shield debut on Saturday afternoon, Gordon coach Darren Coleman couldn’t speak highly enough of boom recruit Karmichael Hunt and the impact he’s already had on the resurgent Highlanders. Not so much in terms of his on-field influence either, although Coleman did admit Tuesday’s training session was probably the side’s best of the 2019 season so far. Off the field Hunt’s faced plenty of adversity in his career which has, at times, swayed the public’s perception of him but while the spotlight doesn’t always reach as far as the other side of the ledger, there is plenty unseen. That’s where Coleman’s gaze was focused, highlighting Hunt’s dedication, commitment and enthusiasm since linking with the Highlanders. “Karmichael has not asked for a cent, he’s driven from Bowral daily, he’s attended sponsor and junior promotions for the club, he came to training last week during his official week of leave - he’s been not