Paul Hurst

Image DOB: 19 December 1948

MFC Debut: Round 1, 1975 against Footscray at MCG
Last Game: Round 5, 1977 against Richmond at MCG

From: Sandhurst/Bendigo Teachers College/Carlton

Number: 20 (1975-1977)

Games: 19 (72 total)
Goals: 6
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Recruited from the Bendigo League, Hurst played on a half-back flank in the 1972 Carlton premiership team. He was cleared to Melbourne for 1975, where he played three seasons. After failing to kick a goal in 53 games with the Blues, Hurst goalled on debut with the Demons. After impressing during his first year, both as a defender and ruck/rover, Hurst only played three games over the next two seasons before joining VFA side Coburg in mid-1977.

At the start of 1978, Melbourne asked for a $7000 transfer fee, after he had already played 10 games, but the Lions countered by saying the agreement was that they would pay Melbourne $100 for every game Hurst played in 1977. The dispute carried on for over a month, with Melbourne then demanding $2000 but Coburg refusing to pay. The teams finally settled, allowing him to play out the year in the VFA. He applied for a clearance to North Albury in 1979 but after it was initially refused he was allowed to go on appeal to the VFA.

1975 1650
1976 100
1977 210

Tribunal Record

1976 Practice Match vs Hawthorn Striking 2 matches
Round 9, 1976 Reserves StrikingUnknown


Age - 31/03/1975, 23/03/1976
Melbourne Poster Magazine - 1976
Inside Football - 06/04/1978, 04/05/1978, 26/04/1979, 14/06/1979

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