Essendon saga: Hal Hunter to get new documents in Essendon fight

Former Essendon rookie Hal Hunter will receive more than 100 new documents about his health from the AFL, as he continues to battle the club through the court system.

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The 22-year-old's barrister professor Patrick Keyzer told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that his client planned to sue Essendon over their controversial 2012 supplements program.

Hunter has said he does not know what was injected into him and he is worried about his health as a result.

Former Essendon rookie Hal Hunter.
Former Essendon rookie Hal Hunter. Photo: Eddie Jim

The lawyer told SEN he started writing letters to Essendon in October 2014, asking for information about what Hunter was administered while he was at the Bombers.

He said there was a five-to-seven-month delay before Hunter was given some medical documents, but they were about his hamstrings, not supplements.


Hunter was then given "seven or eight" additional documents, which were still not enough, Keyzer said.

"We were surprised about how remarkably inadequate the number of documents was," he said.

The AFL had now agreed to give Hunter 12 binders of paperwork, more than 100 pages of which made reference to the player.

"Once we've had an opportunity it to inspect those documents, we'll be in a position to prepare the statement of claim," he said.

Keyzer said the Bombers now wanted Hunter to pay them to cover the costs of their court appearances.