West Coast Eagles premiership star Adam Hunter joins Carlisle Cougars

Former Eagles swingman Adam Hunter is welcomed to the Carlisle Cougars by senior coach Mark Grogan.
Former Eagles swingman Adam Hunter is welcomed to the Carlisle Cougars by senior coach Mark Grogan.

FORMER West Coast Eagles swingman Adam Hunter says he was swayed by the vision of the Carlisle Cougars hierarchy when deciding to sign with the club for the 2018 season.

The 2006 AFL premiership player has joined the club as a player and reserves coach from Whitford Warriors, where he played and coached for three years.

“The opportunity came up to play somewhere a bit closer to my home in High Wycombe and I like what I heard from the club here,” he said.

“I coached at Whitford and Boulder before that, we finished in the finals during my three seasons at the Warriors.

“I’ve played around the State in the South West Football League and the Goldfields League so I have experience but there is no one thing that I can help the boys with but I’m happy to help in anyway possible.”

Senior coach Mark Grogan said Hunter’s signing came at an exciting time for the club.

“We’ve been aligned with the Victoria Park Raiders Junior Football Club for about 10 years and this year we have about 50 colts players, which is really exciting,” he said.

“We are also looing at putting a female side together In 2019.”