St Kilda Football Club has informed Paul Hunter he will not be offered a contract for the 2022 season.

Journeyman Hunter joined the Saints in this year’s Supplemental Selection Period. Within five weeks of joining the club, he made his AFL debut. 

“Paul’s AFL journey has been non-traditional to say the least, but his resilience and team-first attitude has never wavered,” Head of List Management James Gallagher said.

“Paul’s willingness to once again move interstate to continue his football career is a credit to him. Though his time at St Kilda has been relatively short, Paul performed admirably in the seven games he played in the red, white and black, and seeing him play at AFL level was just rewards for someone who threw himself whole-heartedly into his time as a Saint.

“We wish Paul all the best for this next chapter his life.”

Hunter was drafted to Adelaide in the 2016 AFL Rookie Draft. Following a three-year stint with the Crows, Hunter joined the Saints prior to the 2021 season. He made his AFL debut in Round 1 against Greater Western Sydney, accumulating a total of seven games in the red, white and black.