Player Profile – Sean Hunter

We caught with lethal Knaresborough Town striker Sean Hunter to learn about his whirlwind career so far in this week’s Player Profile.

Knaresborough Town striker Sean Hunter


Sean Hunter 

Current Club 

Knaresborough Town 

Previous Clubs 

Garforth Town, Harrogate Railway, Thackley, Campion 



Sean Hunter during his Garforth Town days



Day Job 


Best Mate in Football 

Sam Barker 

Sam Barker during his Garforth Town days

Team You Support 

Leeds United 

Football Idol

Sean Hunter on the attack

Not sure I have a particular idol my favourite Leeds player growing up was Jermaine Beckford so will say him. 

Biggest Influence on football career 

My dad (Rob Hunter) I would say.

Knaresborough Town manager Rob Hunter is Sean’s dad

Career Highlight 

Sean Hunter at Elland Road

Best highlight in football was playing at Elland Road (for i2i in 2017).

Most Memorable Game 

Most memorable game would be winning in the National Cup final at Port Vale for (I2i/York College.

Lowest Moment in Football 

Sean Hunter used to play for Campion. Picture: Alex Daniel

Lowest moment would be missing a penalty in the last minute of an FA Cup game (against Albion Sports) for Campion last year.

Biggest Regret in Football

I wouldn’t say I had any regrets.

First manager 

Was my dad, he’s definitely my biggest critic.

A clip of Hunter out-witting team-mate Gregg Anderson

Non League Debut 

A 16-year-old Garforth Town striker Sean Hunter scored his first NCEL goal from open play in the 2-0 win over Liversedge in February 2017

My non league debut was away in the FA Vase for Garforth at Daisy Hill (in 2016).

First and Best Non League Goal 

Knaresborough’s Sean Hunter is currently out injured

My first goal was a penalty away at Retford (for Garforth in November 2016) but my best goal would probably be a free kick I scored for Garforth at home to Railway in a game I scored a hat trick in.

What do you want to achieve in football in the future?

Playing at the highest level I can for a long amount of time but most importantly enjoying it.

Favourite Non League Ground

I played at North Ferriby last pre season and enjoyed that a lot.

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If you have enjoyed reading Non League Yorkshire over the past few months, please consider making a donation to the not-for-profit organisation NLY Community Sport which provides sport for children and adults with disabilities and learning difficulties. CLICK HERE to visit the JustGiving page. There is a video at the bottom of the page showing our work.

NLY Community Sport, run by James Grayson and Connor Rollinson, has always had combatting social isolation at the top of our objectives when running our Disability Football teams. 

Our work is playing an important role in reintroducing our players, who have disabilities and learning difficulties, back into society.

We have six teams, a mixture of Junior and Adult teams – Nostell MW DFC, Pontefract Pirates, Selby Disability Football Club and the South Yorkshire Superheroes (Barnsley) – across Yorkshire.

We have enjoyed great success over the past three years. Several of our players have represented Mencap GB in Geneva, including Billy Hobson from Selby and Greg Smith, whose story is quite inspiring.

You can learn more about the organisation HERE and on our Facebook page.

Watch the video below to see highlights from our three years as an organisation. The video was produced for our players at the end of March to remind them of good memories from the last three years.

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